- Downtown Chicago
- Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Kim Dell'Angela Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Department Chair for the APA accredited Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago Campus of TCSPP. A graduate of Rutgers University and Loyola University Chicago and a licensed clinical psychologist her career has reflected her passion for the fields of healthcare and higher education and her commitment to collaborative research, practice and advocacy. During 17 years on the faculty of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, she held academic and medical staff appointments in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Psychiatry. Her clinical practice at Loyola focused on chronic disease, pain management, child development and protection, complementary/alternative/wellness health practices, developmental disabilities and behavioral health interventions. Dr. Dell 'Angela's research, teaching, grants and, program development have aligned with a focus on interprofessional practice. Her research has informed graduate medical education guidelines for workload, pediatric screening for developmental concerns, and protocols for chronic disease management and post trauma emergency medicine and nursing care. Her teams at Loyola received $265,000.00 in state and private grants to establish an interdisciplinary and interagency program to identify and care for child victims of sexual abuse. Dr. Dell 'Angela's served a 12 year appointment as vice chair and executive council member of Illinois Child Death Review Teams in Illinois.
At Harper Community College, she led an Academic and Student Affairs division as the Associate Dean of Wellness and Director of the college's Health and Psychological Service Clinic. In addition to providing health and mental health care, prevention services and education programing for the student body of over 20,000 - this interprofessional outpatient clinic provided onsite occupational health and employee wellness services for faculty and staff. Her division and clinic also collaborated with community agencies to provide education, triage to social services, low cost prevention and health screening programs for those in the local community with limited access to healthcare service. Grants received by Dr. Dell'Angela supported a textbook loan program for students at risk of dropping our due to financial concerns, and supported campus smoking cessation programing and an initiative for a smoke free campus. She established the college's Early Alert/Threat Assessment team and worked with leadership to implement an All Hazards emergency response plan including pandemic flu response. In alignment with the clinic's focus on wellness, she integrated Strength based principles into all clinic practices.
Dr. Dell'Angela career has included substantial involvement in governance and accreditation activities. As Chair and Vice Chair of the University Faculty Council of Loyola University Chicago she lead the faculty through a successful multiyear renewal initiative under a new president. Dr. Dell'Angela has experience in state, regional and healthcare accreditation and certification including HLC/NCA, ACGME, LCME, WASC, APA, JCAHO, CAP and CLIA. She holds credentials in Early Intervention, Family Mediation and Human Subjects Research. She has completed graduate work in Organizational Development and received her MA in Legal Studies with a focus on Healthcare and Education law in spring 2015. She serves on review panels for HRSA grant programs and serves as a reviewer for the "Professional Psychology Research and Practice" and other peer reviewed journals.
In the Clinical PsyD program at TCSPP she has lead the development of responsive admission and enrollment management ,student progress and advising protocols. Current areas of focus include professional competency assessment and curriculum development in interprofessional practice, health psychology, military psychology and the practice of clinical psychology under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. She serves on the Human Subjects Research Institutional Review Board of TCSPP. Recent courses taught include Biological Bases of Behavior, Divorce and Child Custody, Professional Practice and Advanced Practicum Seminar. She has served on dissertations committees in neuropsychology, health psychology, wellness, military psychology, professional competence and leadership.
Dr. Dell'Angela has also held appointments to the graduate school faculty of University of Phoenix in Industrial Organizational Psychology and General Psychology Studies(online), the Counseling and Doctoral programs in Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, the undergraduate division of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago and the MA program in Forensics at TCSPP. Courses taught for these institutions have included Organizational psychology, Cultural Diversity, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology/Lifespan and Physiological Psychology.
- Education History
Degree Institution Year Ph.D. , M.A. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago Illinois 1991 M.L.S Santa Barbara /Ventura School of Law, California 2015 B.A. Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick New Jersey 1983
- Professional Memberships
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Autism/Developmental Disorders Autistic Spectrum Business/IO Psychology Consulting Skills Leadership Organizational Culture Organizational Development Career/Workplace Issues Work/Life Balance Child & Adolescent Development Parenting Styles Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Disaster Mental Health Stress/Coping Trauma/PTSD Diversity Social Justice and Advocacy Domestic Violence Child Abuse Eating Disorders/Obesity Obesity Ethical & Legal Issues Code of Conduct for Psychologists Forensic Psychology Child Custody Child Protection Marriage & Family Divorce Mediation Parenting Military Psychology Negotiating and Managing Changing Family roles Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology Subdisciplines - Positive Psychology
Toomey, M., Dell'Angela, K. Brazdziunas, D. Hicks C. (2007). Autistic spectrum disorders: analysis of the child behavior checklist as a screening tool. Proceedings from the Pediatric Academic Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
Dell'Angela, K. (2004). Caring for the traumatized child. Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course Provider Manual (3rd edition). Emergency Nurses Association Press.
Dell'Angela, K. (1997). The role of the clinical psychologist in acute pain management. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management. 1(2), 72-78.
Nelson, C., Dell'Angela, K., Jellish, W. and Brown, I. (1995). Resident performance before and after night call as evaluated by an indicator of creative thought. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. 95(10), 600-603.
Dell'Angela, K., Skaredoff, M., Nelson, C. and Brown, I. (1992) Sleep deprivation and divergent thinking in anesthesiology residents. Anesthesia Education. 9(2), 13-14.
Cioffi, P., Joyce, C., Lichtenberg, R., Dell'Angela, K., Schueneman, A., Marshall, W., and Dries, D. (1990). Lightning injury. Post-Graduate General Surgery. 2(3), 168-171.
Reich, J., Kaspar, J., Puczynski, M., Puczynski, S., Cleland, J., Dell'Angela, K. and Emanuele, M. (1990). Effect of a hypoglycemic episode on neuropsychological functioning in diabetic children. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 12(4), 613-626
- Professional Skills
Children, adolescent, families, Parenting, Developmental disabilities, Divorce, Child abuse, Autistic spectrum, Behavioral health/behavioral medicine, Health psychology across the lifespan, Pediatric psychology, Cross disciplinary collaboration and consultation, Pain management, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Clinical psychology, Professional education and training, Leadership, Wellness, positive psychology, work/life balance, stress