Centers and Institutes

The Chicago School prides itself on the extensive range of real-world learning opportunities that we offer our students. In addition to the myriad of service learning experiences through our community partnerships, students benefit from access to specialized centers on each campus—providing them with valuable resources to enhance their education while fulfilling practicum and internship requirements.

Forensic Center

As the practice arm of the Forensic Psychology department at the Chicago campus, The Chicago School Forensic Center brings students together with local organizations on projects that bolster practical learning experiences while addressing unmet needs in the community. Specialized clinical services include victim-related trauma, child abuse and neglect, and recidivism reduction for those who have come in contact with the legal sector.

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Forensic Training Institute

Through partnerships with agencies and organizations throughout the Los Angeles area, the Forensic Training Institute provides students in our L.A. campus Forensic Psychology program the opportunity to train law enforcement personnel, governmental staff, and representatives of nonprofit organizations in areas ranging from gang intervention to mental illness recognition.

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ConCISE Center

The consulting arm of the Business Psychology Department at our L.A. campus, the ConCISE center works with small businesses to develop leadership programs, manage change, and undertake strategic planning initiatives.

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Counseling Centers

Students at our Los Angeles and Irvine campuses may apply to complete their required clinical training hours at our Chicago School Counseling Centers—two of Southern California’s largest and most well-respected community counseling centers.

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Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education

Naomi Ruth Cohen showed her compassion by working in her community for the benefit of the disadvantaged. The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute (NRCI) was established in the memory of this remarkable woman. Part of the clinical counseling department at the Chicago Campus, NRCI is dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. NRCI offers conferences, sponsor activities, and provides networking opportunities for students to meet with professionals across the U.S.

The Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute


Center for Latina/o Mental Health

The Chicago School is home to two centers dedicated to Latino mental health; the Center for Research and Practice, Latino Mental Health, and the Center for Latina/o Mental Health. Both of these work to promote well-being in the Latino community by addressing the shortage of culturally-competent mental health professionals through scholarly research, community service, and education. Learn more about the Center for Latina/o Mental Health below.

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Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies

Diversity is a fundamental component of The Chicago School’s mission. The Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies (CMDS) was chartered to help realize this mission and serves as a resource to our community and to professionals across the country, connecting them to topics of diversity and social justice. CMDS also serves as safe place to talk about their own culture and develop events centered on bringing attention to relevant issues.


Center for International Studies

Focusing on expanding the reach of psychology into underserved communities all around the world, The Chicago School maintains a Center for International Studies at each campus, helping to create learning experiences that are rooted in serving the global community.

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Office of Placement & Training

A unique feature of The Chicago School is that all students receive support from the Office of Placement & Training (OPT). OPT is responsible for overseeing all aspects of The Chicago School student practicum and internship training, including orienting the members of the learning community to the training site search, application, interviewing, and acceptance processes.


Library and Test Kit Center

Both on campus and online, the library is a resource hub for students throughout their enrollment at The Chicago School. In addition, our library houses a test kit center that provides a wide range of psychological assessment materials for students in support of their chosen program.


Community Partnerships

One of the best ways to begin building your resume is to get involved with the local community. At The Chicago School our extensive community partnerships help build this bridge for students and faculty, providing extensive opportunities for networking, volunteering, and professional development.


Career Services

The education you’ll receive at The Chicago School is not restricted to the classroom. Career Services provides students with knowledge and guidance to further their career development through workshops and personal assistance centered on resume development, cover letter development, and more.