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Breeda McGrath

Breeda McGrath

Program Director/Department Chair
  • International Psychology Online

    Associate Professor

  • The Chicago School Online
Department
International Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Online)
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
BMcGrath@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Breeda McGrath is the Department Chair of the International Psychology program online. Dr. Breeda McGrath joined TCSPP in 2007 and has served in a number of roles including Dean of Academic Affairs for the Chicago campus, Associate Dean, Associate Chair, Faculty Council Chair, and Associate Professor in the School Psychology program. Dr. McGrath worked as a psychologist in public schools in Illinois for over 9 years before coming to TCSPP. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. Breeda holds a doctorate and masters in school psychology from Loyola University and a bachelor's in religious education and music from Mater Dei Institute in Ireland.

Education
  • Ph.D. Psychology -- Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • M.Ed. School Psychology -- Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • B. Rel. Sc. - Religious Education & Music -- Mater Dei Institute, Ireland
Licensure(s)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Certified School Psychologist
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Advocacy for Immigrant Children in the Legal System
  • Violence Prevention and Intervention in Schools
  • Social Emotional Programs - NASP Conference
  • Mood Disorders - NASP Colloquium
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Coping with the Holidays - Families Anonymous Convention
  • Spiraling Data: Special Education Policy and Qualitative Research

Community Involvement

  • Intercultural Montessori Language School
  • Oak Park Medical Reserve Corps

Professional Memberships

  • International School Psychologists Association
  • Comparative and International Education Society - www.cies.us
  • National Association of School Psychologists - www.nasponline.org
  • American Psychological Association - www.apa.org

Q&A

Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: Teaching is an exciting form of learning - savor each moment

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: I was just following my passion! Psychology has interested me since adolescence.

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Read as much as you can - it will help you define and explore your passion.