Joyce Nugent-Hirschbeck



Joyce Nugent-Hirschbeck

Department Faculty

  • Associate Professor, MAP

  • Campus:
  • Online
Master of Arts in Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Dr. Nugent Hirschbeck has been a member of the Chicago School Community since 1991. After she graduated from the Chicago School in 1995, she became an Affiliate Faculty member for the Clinical PsyD program for 10 years, then transitioned to the MACC program for 5 years as a half-time Associate Professor. For the past few years, she has been an adjunct professor for the Masters Forensic and Clinical PsyD programs before joining the MAP department as a full-time faculty member. While teaching for the past 20 years, she has served as the Chief Psychologist for an Illinois State hospital; as the Clinical Psychologist for a Juvenile Detention Center; owned a private practice treating families and couples; and as the Clinical & Training Director for a non-for-profit agency (for 20 years). She has developed multiple training practicum opportunities and research projects with students over the years and has trained over a hundred assessment and therapy practicum students. She has been the primary investigator and co-investigator for multiple research projects focusing on the treatment of Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, & vocational barriers in the Chronic Mentally Ill population. Dr. Nugent-Hirschbeck is the lead director & consultant for ongoing CARF & DHS site surveys in Illinois. In addition to her faculty position, she practices psychology in a private practice working with children, teens, adults, families, and couples.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.A. Psychology & English Purdue University
M.A. Clinical Psychology Roosevelt University
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Psychological Association (APA)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, IL
Community Involvement
Southwest Community Services, Developmental Disabled program, staff trainer
Volunteer at local NAMI group -- provide educational workshops
Lead for multiple CARF & DHS Accreditation surveys
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Applied Behavior Analysis Assessment/Analysis
Intellectual Disabilities
Problem Behavior Reduction
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Addictions
Anxiety Disorders
Assessment/Psychological Testing
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mood Affective Disorders / Suicide
Personality Disorders
Psychotic Disorders
Marriage & Family Couples Counseling
Family Therapy
Mood Disorders Bipolar Disorder
Psychology Subdisciplines - Clinical Psychology
Subdisciplines - Marriage and Family
PTSD/Trauma Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Secondary Traumatic Stress