Virginia Quinonez



Director, Educational Effectiveness

  • Campus:
  • Chicago, IL
National Program Development
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
Office 734
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Dr. Quiñonez was the Chair of the Counseling Department at TCS from 2004 to 2013. During her tenure, she developed the department from a 26 student academic program to one with three degree programs, over 350 students and 20 core faculty. As well, her experience in the field highlighted the need for culturally competent training for and about Latinos. The Center for Latino/a Mental Health and a curricular concentration embedded in the masters program, were established through this inititative. Professionally, she has had leadership roles with the Alliance for Latino Behavioral Workforce Development, the ENLACE Endowment Fund and Advisory Board, and the Midwest Association for Latino Psychology.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Quiñonez has experience in several clinical settings including HIV mental health, university counseling, trauma treatment, private practice, psychological assessment and community mental health. She scripted and was showcased in a training video and CD, Latino Worldviews in Counseling (ACA, 2006). Her clinical and research interests include clinical supervision in cross cultural settings; trauma treatment and theory; minority students in higher education; gay, lesbian, bisexual issues and the [email protected] immigrant experience.

Education History
Degree Institution
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology Illinois School of Professional Psychology
M.A. Guidance and Counseling Northeastern Illinois Univeristy
B.S. Psychology University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Counseling Association
Member American Psychological Association
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, IL
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Pro-Bono Consultant Community mental health and social service organizations
Chair ENLACE Endowment Fund
Member ENLACE Advisory Board
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Career/Workplace Issues Career Counseling
Career Development
Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Post-Traumatic Growth
Diversity Cultural Issues
GLBT Identity Models
Immigration/Immigrant Issues
Latino/a Mental Health
Domestic Violence Sexual Abuse
Spousal/Partner Abuse
PTSD/Trauma Post-Traumatic Growth
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexuality/Gender Issues HIV/AIDS
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Feminist Psychology
Relational Cultural Therapy
Violence Sexual Assault