Grant White

Grant White

Clinical Adjunct Faculty
  • Program Faculty
    Clinical Psychology
    Associate Professor
  • The Chicago School Chicago
Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Dr. White joined The Chicago School in 1996 as part of a multicultural partnership with community mental health agencies in the Chicago area. He has worked with children who had been victims of various forms of maltreatment, including sexual, physical, and emotional trauma. Dr. White served as a staff psychologist at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital where he worked with clients of all ages experiencing a wide variety of psychopathologies. From 1998 to 2005 Dr. White worked as the Psychologist for the Cook-South Parenting Assessment Team and later as the Team's Clinical Coordinator. In 2009, Dr. White was selected to serve as Associate Vice President of Outpatient and Family Services at The Community Mental Health Council. That same year, Dr. White was honored with the Chicago School Alumni of the Year Award. Dr. White is currently the Coordinator of The Addictions Treatment Program (ATP) at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Over the years, Dr. White has been invited to participate on panels at community based town hall meetings to lead discussions on current issues facing Chicago's African-American community. He also has contributed to articles in several minority-focused periodicals. Dr. White is currently writing a book investigating the pervasive psychological effects of racism on African-Americans across the domains of time, energy, and space. He earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 1993.
  • B.A. in Psychology, Governors State University
  • M.A., Governors State University
  • Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, IL
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Predictors in the Community
  • Parenting Assessments
  • Assessing the African-American Client

Community Involvement

  • Served on Community Town Hall Panels

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)


Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.
A: I teach with the understanding the someday soon, the students I teach will become colleagues in this profession. Therefore I believe in demonstrating respect for what students bring to the table. I believe learning is an active endeavor and I try to make the classroom environment one that is supportive and encourages critical thinking without fear of retribution. I also believe that teaching is a reciprocal experience where the 'teacher' both teaches and learns.

Q: Please provide a statement or philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.
A: I believe it is our responsibility to take what we know and learn and apply it towards the betterment of people in general. Psychology should not be static but dynamic and always adjusting to the needs of all of society. As psychologist, I believe it is our responsibility to constantly challenge our own beliefs even when it is painful to do so, to ensure we are maintaining the highest standards possible. To be an effective psychologist means to be aware of our "blind" spots and never stop growing.

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
A: I think people are fascinating and possess a wide repertoire of possible behaviors and potential actions. I also think that regardless of where a person is in life, there is always the possibility to change and evolve into something better (for them).

Q: What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
A: Address the process as a marathon as oppose to a sprint and enjoy the run with an "open mind."