Heather Sheets



Heather Sheets

Campus Dean

  • Assistant Professor

  • Campus:
  • Washington, DC
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 901 15th St NW Washington DC 20005
Office 2L18/430
901 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

Dr. Heather Sheets is the current Campus Dean for the Washington DC Campus; responsible the academic affairs and operations of the campus.

Prior to assuming the role of Dean, Dr. Sheets served as the Chicago Campus Director of Training for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Director of Training for the TCSPP Training Consortia. As part of her full time job, she coordinated the practicum and internship placement for the six on ground programs housed at the Chicago campus. Additionally, Dr. Sheets also served as the Director of Training for The Chicago School's APPIC member doctoral internship program, post-doctoral fellowship, and practicum program.

Dr. Sheets has taught in both on ground and online programs including the APA accredited Clinical PsyD program, the Masters in Counseling Psychology program and the Masters in Applied Psychology program. She currently is an assistant faculty member in the Clinical PsyD program on the Washington, DC campus. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialized interest in working with emerging adult issues and alcohol and substance assessment and treatment. Dr. Sheets graduated from The Chicago School in 2006 after completing her doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame where she received a specialty in alcohol and substance assessment and treatment. Following internship, Dr. Sheets completed her post-doctoral training at Northwestern University's counseling center. She then worked as the substance abuse coordinator at Northwestern University for two years prior to returning to TCSPP.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. Psychology James Madison University
M.A. Clinical Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association (APA), Division 7
Secretary Washington, D.C. Psychology Association (DCPA)
Delegate National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP)
NCSPP Liaison Association of State and Provincial Licensing Boards
Past President Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training
Former Board Member Illinois Psychological Association's Internship Advisory Board
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Child & Adolescent Development Social Development
Social Development
Ethical & Legal Issues Code of Conduct for Psychologists
Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder
Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology
Subdisciplines - Developmental Psychology
PTSD/Trauma Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexuality/Gender Issues Gender Identity
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Brief Therapy
Title Location Date
How Do We Know What Our Students Know? Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL 2011, October
Psychological Implications for Advertising JWT, New York, NY 2009, July
Alcohol, Students, and Behavioral Consequences DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois 2007, December

Roland, C. & Sheets, H. (2015, August). Intergenerational symmetrical Leadership. Association for Adult Development and Aging Conference, New York, NY.

Sheets, H. (2015, February). Psychological Capital, Diversity as Derivative, and Product Placement for The Chicago School. National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates. 23rdJoint National Conference. Baton Rouge, LA.

Sheets, H. (chair), Holigrocki, R., Hutchings, P.S. & Sarlo, G. (2014, August). Need Tylenol? Conflicts of interest, ethics, the internship crisis and letters of recommendation. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Sheets, H.D, Ruhnke, E., & Meyers, M. (2013, January). Supervision and Clinical Training: How Many People are in the Room? Poster presentation at NCSPP 2013 Mid-Winter Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.

Sheets, H.D. (January 2013). Advocacy, Mutuality, and Evaluation in the context of competency development in the relationship domain. National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Nassau, Bahamas.

Sheets, H.D. and Kim, E. (2012, April). Evaluating the quality of practicum training: A proposed Site Visit Rubric Poster Presentation at APPIC 2012 Conference and Membership Meeting, Tempe, AZ.

Media Exposure

Sheets, H.D. (2011, September). State of Illinois Budget Cuts Impact on Mental Health Radio Interview on WGN-Radio, Chicago, IL.

Professional Skills
Addictions, Chemical Dependence, Clinical Psychology, Mood disorders, Lifespan Psychology, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychodynamic Psychology, Psychotherapy, Substance Abuse, Supervision