William Turton



William Turton

Department Faculty

  • Associate Professor

  • Campus:
  • Chicago, IL
School Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 325 N Wells St Chicago IL 60654
Office 522.2
325 N Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654

I am Dr. Bill. You will find I am passionate about the field of School Psychology, especially School Neuropsychology, which I have been learning about since the early 1980s when the term, School Neuropsychologist, was first being suggested as a subspecialty of school psychology. If you are interested in my history of professional development as a School Neuropsychologist, see the issue (Fall, 2009) of the Illinois School Psychologist Association's (ISPA) newsletter where I started a continuing column on School Neuropsychology. Other professional information of importance is that I see myself primarily as a Practioner as I am a retired (6 years) School Psychologist with 40 years' experience; 33 years working in a K to age 22 special ed day school with a wide and varied population of disabilities. This has provided me with the many case studies that I share with students during the Biological Basis of Behavior (Introduction to School Neuropsychology) and Psychopathology courses to highlight and make real the various psychopathologies. As a practicing field school psychologist, I had 20 Interns and over 100 Practicum students which is one of the reasons I enjoy being a University Supervisor of Practicum Students and Interns. Prior to joining the TCS staff, I taught the Bio Basis course for 8 years at Loyola University, while also teaching it for 1 semester at National-Louis University. I have been a part time Associate Professor at TCS for the past 5 years being Lead Instructor for Bio Basis & Psychopathology in addition to being University Supervisor for Intern & bboth Ed.S. and Ed.D. Practicum classes. I have also taught Psychotherapy as one of my primary roles working in the special education day school was being a therapist. I also had a private practice working with Clinical Psychologists for 16 years, again primarily as a therapist working with children adolescents, parents and families. I do not have to work since I officially retired 6 years ago. I teach because I enjoy it, especially since I get to teach my high interest areas, including the Bio Basis class. One of my goals is to have at least one student each semester catch part of my passion and curiosity re school neuropsychology.

Education History
Degree Institution
B.S. Psychology Bradley University
M.S. School Psychology Bradley University
Psy.D. School Psychology Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member American Board of School Neuropsychologists
Member National Association of School Psychologists
Member Illinois School Psychologist Association
Member International School Psychologists Association
Licensed School Psychologist, IL
Diplomate (ABSNP), American Board of School Neuropsychology
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Autism/Developmental Disorders Asperger’s
Autistic Spectrum
Child & Adolescent Development Adolescence
Biological Development
Cognitive Development
Learning/Learning Disabilities
School Issues (Bullying)
Social Development
Social Development
Marriage & Family Family Therapy
Neuropsychology/Neuroscience Applied Neuroscience
Psychology Subdisciplines - Neuropsychology
Subdisciplines - School Psychology
School Psychology Academic Interventions
Cognitive Assessment
School Neuropsychology
School Supervision
Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Adlerian Therapy
Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Developmental Psychology
Family Systems Theory
Group Counseling

Turton, W. The School Neuropsychologist, School Psychology in Illinois, Vol. 32, No.1, 2, 3, 4 Summer,2010, Fall,2010; Winter,2011; Spring, 2011; Vol. 33, No.1, 2, 3, 4 Summer,2011, Fall,2011; Winter,2012; Spring,2013 Vol.34, No.1, 2, 3.

Dixon, S. G., Eusebio, E. C., Turton, W. J., Wright, P. W. D., & Hale, J. B. 2011 Forest Grove School District v. T.A. Supreme Court Case: Implications for School Psychology Practice.Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Sage Publications, 29(2) 103-113.

Professional Skills
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autistic spectrum, children and families/parenting, developmental disabilities, educational interventions, learning disabilities, psychological/neuropsychological assessment, psychopathology, psychotherapy, school neuropsychology