Frances McClain



Frances McClain

Director of Clinical Training, Counseling Psychology

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Campus:
  • Chicago, IL
Counseling Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago IL 60654
Office 4111
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Ms. McClain received her Masters in Counseling from Governors State University and is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She is the Director of Applied Professional Practice in the Counseling Department since 2010 and worked as an adjunct instructor since 2008.She was the Program Director of Clinical Services at The Josselyn Center, a small community mental health center on the North Shore for 10 years prior to joining staff at TCS. Throughout her career she has worked in a number of different capacities that includes individual, family and group clinical work, clinical and administrative supervision, grant writing, program development and implementation, case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, community liaison work with both private and state psychiatric hospitals and consultation with mental health centers around program development and accreditation preparation. Her career journey has taken her from the far South suburbs, to DuPage County to the city and North Shore. She and her partner have a private practice in the Western suburbs.

Education History
Degree Institution
Ph.D Candidate, Counseling, Education & Supervision, Counseling Department The Chicago School of Professsional Psychology (2015)
Masters in Counseling Governors State University (1991)
Bachelors in Psychology MacMurray College (1984)
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member ACES
Member ACA
Member AATH
Member IMHCA
Member ICA
Member NADD
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Community Involvement
PRIDE faculty sponsor
Midwest Greyhound Adoption, 1999 - Present
Kindling Hope Board of Directors, 2012
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Addiction/Substance Abuse Co-occurring Disorders
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Anxiety Disorders
Disaster Mental Health
Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide
Psychotic Disorders
Diversity Community Mental Health
Diversity Issues
Multicultural Training
Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder
PTSD/Trauma Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexuality/Gender Issues HIV/AIDS
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Constructivist/Narrative Theory
Family Systems Theory
Violence Sexual Assault
Professional Skills
Serious Mental Illness, Family Systems Theory, Community Mental Health, LGBTQI/Gender Identity, Multicultural/Diversity, Program Development, Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Dual Disorders (MISA), Crisis Response/Suicide Assessment, Women's Issues