Dean Rishel



Dean Rishel

Dean of Academic Affairs

  • Campus:
  • Los Angeles, CA
Campus President
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 4199 Campus Dr Irvine CA 92612
Office 432A
4199 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

Dr. Rishel received his degree in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, Los Angeles. His forensic/clinical field experiences include, but are not limited to, managing an intensive substance abuse day treatment program for women and their children; providing individual, family, couples, and child psychotherapy to ethnically and diagnostically diverse populations; conducting full psychological batteries on adults and children; working with teenagers who have co-occurring disorders through individual, group and family therapy; providing crisis intervention to survivors of trauma or serious loss; performing time-limited psychotherapy with college students; serving victims of domestic violence through individual and group psychotherapy; and counseling serious juvenile offenders in the California Department of Juvenile Justice (formerly the California Youth Authority).

Dr. Rishel's research experiences include, but are not limited to, his work with the California Youth Authority assisting in the validation of a mental health assessment battery for serious juvenile offenders and assisting with a program evaluation for a new mental health parole transition program, his dissertation work looking at depression among male African American and Hispanic incarcerated juveniles in the California Youth Authority, and his Master's thesis work focusing on the development of an internet-based personality scale to compare factor structures of the collected data to the Five Factor Model of Personality

Education History
Degree Institution
Ph.D. Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association
Member California Psychological Association
Member Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Member Orange County Psychological Association
Psychologist, California
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Supervisor Chiron Center, Inc.- Involved in training and supervising crisis intervention workers. Chiron partners with local law enforcement and fire suppression agencies.
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Addiction/Substance Abuse Co-occurring Disorders
Child & Adolescent Development Adolescence
Identity Development
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Addictions
Anxiety Disorders
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Disorders
Disaster Mental Health
Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide
Oppositional-Defiant Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Diversity Community Mental Health
Cultural Issues
Diversity Issues
Multicultural Training
Domestic Violence Child Abuse
Spousal/Partner Abuse
Ethical & Legal Issues Code of Conduct for Psychologists
Forensic Psychology Child Protection
Correctional Psychology
Marriage & Family Family Reunification
Mood Disorders Depression
Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology
Subdisciplines - Forensic Psychology
PTSD/Trauma Crisis Intervention
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Secondary Traumatic Stress
Vicarious Trauma
Research Design/Methodology Quantitative Inquiry
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Family Systems Theory
Object Relations
Violence Gangs
Inner City Violence

Rishel, D. K. (2008). Relationship between ethnicity, age at incarceration, level of substance abuse, length of sentence and depression among incarcerated male African-American and Hispanic youth (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations and Theses. (3317765)

Professional Skills
Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Depression, Ethics, Co-occurring Disorders, Prison populations, Juvenile Delinquency, Child Welfare, Research Design/Methodology, Trauma, Crisis Intervention, Substance Abuse and Dependency