Illinois Department of Corrections Mental Health Chief Elected to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Board




 Dr. Hinton is an Alumnus of the School


(CHICAGO) (MAY 15, 2014)– Melvin Hinton, Ph.D., Chief of Mental Health for the Illinois Department of Corrections, and ‘05 alumnus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), has been elected to the Board of Trustees. The Chicago School is the leading nonprofit graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. Dr. Hinton obtained his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from TCSPP.

As a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 12 years of clinical experience working in correctional settings, Dr. Hinton has also worked at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Ill., and the California Department of Corrections in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Dr. Hinton is an adjunct professor at St. Francis University in Joliet, Ill., where he teaches Introduction to Forensic Psychology and Introduction to Crisis Intervention to undergraduate students. Dr. Hinton served as the Chairman of the Human Rights Committee for Autumnwoods Certified Residential Care Facility, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., from 2012-2013.

“We are delighted to have one of our very own alumnus serving as a trustee,” says Dr. Nealon-Woods, national president of The Chicago School. “Dr. Hinton is a shining example of our mission at work in the community, and of the excellent training he has received from our institution.”

 “I am excited to join my alma mater, The Chicago School in a governance capacity after receiving my training with the institution,” said Dr. Hinton. “I hope that I can be an inspiration to students and help them realize their educational, professional and civic goals.”

Dr. Hinton completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan.


About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979 and celebrating 35 years, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (L.A., Irvine, Westwood); and Washington D.C. as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for five consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its first recognition in 2013. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit


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