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Steve Griffin

Steve Griffin

Affiliate Faculty
  • Affiliate Faculty
    Forensic Department

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
Forensic Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
sgriffin@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

I am a clinical psychologist with training in forensic psychology, I/O, and police psychology. I have worked in psychometric test publishing, private practice, and various corporations. My consulting work includes selection, development, fitness for duty evaluations, and reviewing centralized vs decentralized HR practices.
I received my Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and my Bachelors from the University of Memphis. Currently I serve on executive committees with Division 18 of the APA, the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Police Psychological Services Section, and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

Education
  • Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology
  • B.A. from the University of Memphis
Licensure(s)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, IL
  • Board Certified Specialist in Police & Public Safety Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Human Capital Strategist
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Griffin, S. & McElroy, H. (2011). Future Issues in Police Psychology. International Association of Chiefs of Police-Police Psychological Services Section. San Diego, CA.

Professional Memberships

  • Vice Chair, IACP-PPSS
  • Div 18 APA
  • Past-President, SPCP

Community Involvement

  • Serve as a pro-bono consultant to professional organizations, econ clubs, and under-served professionals groups

Q&A

Q: Please describe your teaching philosophy.

A. I prefer to balance my expertise in the classroom with open exploration from students’ creativity. Simply put, if I stood at the front of a classroom and “professed” I could not be effective if it does not include their own input and realities about the theory and data. 

Q: Please describe your philosophy regarding the practice of psychology.

A. I am a firm believer that the basics in psychology are often lost in practice, yet it is the basics and foundation of psychology that has a bigger impact in the lives we interact with in our daily lives, including at the workplace. 

Q: Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology? 

A. Simple. I never stopped asking ‘why?’ Psychology allowed me to be annoying and ask questions for a living. 

Q: What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School of Professional Psychology?

A: Never stop learning. Graduate school is just the next step.