Braden Berkey



Braden Berkey

Department Faculty

  • Roles:

  • Associate Professor, Clinical Psy.D. Program

  • Chair, Chicago Faculty Council

  • Campus:
  • Chicago, IL
Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
Office 344
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

Dr. Berkey completed his doctoral work in clinical psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He has held positions in private practice, university counseling, managed care and community mental health care settings. Dr. Berkey served as the Director of Behavioral Health and Social Services at Howard Brown Health Center for six years, during which time he expanded graduate training opportunities and developed a comprehensive substance abuse program. He was recruited by the Center on Halsted in 2006 to create the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Institute, which worked to expand access to LGBT culturally competent mental health clinicians. He is currently developing a new not-for-profit organization, Projects Advancing Sexual Diversity (PASD).

Dr. Berkey joined the faculty as an adjunct professor in 2008, and came on board as a core faculty member the following year. He teaches courses on ethics, clinical interviewing, diversity, professional practice, gender, human sexuality and advanced psychotherapy practicum. Braden has a strong interest in public health issues and integrated healthcare. He served on a variety of committees with the Alliance of Chicago, playing an active role in the development of a community based electronic health records system. He completed the Certification in Nonprofit Management offered through the Great Cities Initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Berkey is also an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. He maintains a private practice which focuses on sexual minority populations.

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology Wright State University, Dayton, OH 1989
B.S. in Psychology Biology minor, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA 1984
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association
Member American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Board of Directors Legal Council for Health Justice
Executive Director Projects Advancing Sexual Diversity
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Diversity Community Mental Health
Cultural Issues
Diversity Issues
Ethical & Legal Issues Code of Conduct for Psychologists
Marriage & Family Couples Counseling
Domestic Partnership Rights
Mood Disorders Depression
Sexuality/Gender Issues Gender Identity
Title Location Date
Training on Human Sexulity - Missed Opportunities and Their Consequences for Clinical Practice APA Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. 8-6-2017
Professional Skills
clinical psychology, community mental health, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered issues (GLBT), gender identity and sexuality, diversity issues, cultural issues, couples counseling, domestic partnership rights, abuse (domestic, partner), HIV/AIDS, depression, substance abuse, ethics in professional psychology