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Crimes of the Mind

Crimes of the Mind

The criminalization of mental health doesn’t just hurt individuals; it harms society at large.

Lifting the Veil

Lifting the Veil

Two women are doing their part to help bring understanding and compassion to a community on the defense: Muslims.

And Social Justice For All

And Social Justice For All

Major Laura Johnson, Psy.D., has earned her social justice stripes, treating veterans living with PTSD and working with the LGBTQ community.


what is behavioral economics
February 14, 2018 @ 1:13 pm

Q&A: Behavioral Economics 101

The first in a three-part series on Behavioral Economics. We talked with the Associate Department Chair for Business Psychology and Program Chair for Behavioral Economics, Elizabeth Schwab, Psy.D., to learn more.

forensic psychology, what is forensic psychology, forensic psychology degree online
January 11, 2018 @ 9:09 am

Join the forensic psychology field with an online degree

The fields of psychology and law intersect in a number of ways. So, if you’re interested in combining both into a career, forensic psychology may be your best option. Read on to discover more about this unique field, including the average job growth, career paths, and how you can pursue a degree in forensic psychology online.

public health, The Chicago School
January 09, 2018 @ 10:10 am

When the American dream becomes a public health nightmare

  The plight of Asian-Indian women immigrants demonstrates immigration policy’s effect on public health.

Road Damage
December 18, 2017 @ 10:10 am

A public health crisis in Puerto Rico, post-Hurricane Maria

Breeda McGrath, TCSPP’s online dean of academic affairs, was attending meetings in Chicago when Hurricane Maria hit. When she came home, the devastation was shocking.

Mental Health Services Degree
November 09, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

Why you should pursue your MHSA degree online

Thinking about getting your Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)? Good thinking. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent between 2016 and 2026.

Profile of Margie Martyn, Ph.D.
November 01, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

Dr. Margie Martyn named Chicago dean

Margie Martyn, Ph.D., brings more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in higher education to The Chicago School’s largest campus.

Psych teacher
October 27, 2017 @ 11:11 am

How to become a licensed educational psychologist in California

Educational psychology is a broad, rich field that allows you to transform your passion into a career. Educational psychologists and school psychologists work in schools, colleges, and nurseries; their work makes a big difference in individual children’s lives.

October 16, 2017 @ 11:11 am

Learning about education with a South African lens

Saybrook University alumna Carolyn Burns, TCSPP faculty member Dr. Kelly Torres, TCSPP instructional designer and adjunct professor Dr. Lord Giddie, and international liaison officer Kari Prince decided to come together to do something unique for the Educational Psychology and Technology Ed.D. program.

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Kate Mahoney, LCSW
November 01, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

MHA award recipient discusses why the mental health and criminal justice systems should work hand in hand

In this Q&A interview, Mahoney shares her thoughts on why mental health care education is so important for the criminal justice system, her reaction to being nominated, and why the NRCI and TCSPP have been so imperative in her career.

August 11, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

One woman’s journey to help destigmatize psychology within the Muslim community

According to Heather Laird, a Psy.D. candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy, religious beliefs and culture may also lead to hesitancies that she’s trying to help the Muslim community overcome.

September 27, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

Policy, not politics: The millennial way of politicking

Harnessing the power of social media and the internet, today’s Millennials are focused more on policy than politics. The question now is, what happens to their vote?

September 27, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

Stay safe online

Top tips to keep kids safe online from The Alicia Project founder and TCSPP alumna, Alicia Kozakiewicz.

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Crimes of the Mind teaser
November 01, 2017 @ 11:11 am

Crimes of the mind

The criminalization of mental health doesn’t just hurt individuals; it harms society at large.

muslim woman
November 01, 2017 @ 10:10 am

Lifting the veil

Two women are doing their part to help bring understanding and compassion to a community on the defense: Muslims.

American Flag
November 01, 2017 @ 8:08 am

And social justice for all

Major Laura Johnson, Psy.D., has earned her social justice stripes, treating veterans living with PTSD and working with the LGBTQ community.

Woman Smiling
October 31, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

Treatment, not imprisonment

This issue of INSIGHT Magazine takes an in-depth look into the resulting toll this trend has taken on our prisons, our profession, and our society.

wall with barbwire
October 31, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

Dismantling anti-Latinx immigration rhetoric

Neuropsychologist Hector Y. Adames, Psy.D., and Clinical Psychologist Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Ph.D., (the founders of IC-RACE Lab) discuss anti-immigrant rhetoric.

seafood on cutting board
October 31, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

From cooking to counseling

Department Chair Michael M. Kocet, Ph.D., is pioneering a new way to facilitate healing—culinary therapy—and his students love it.

Students in group shot
October 31, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

Public health in Peru

In its second year, TCSPP’s Master of Public Health program brought students to Peru for a 10-day immersive field study.

Yazidi city shot
October 31, 2017 @ 4:16 pm

Life after trauma

A qualitative research project earlier this year working with Yazidi refugees was particularly memorable for TCSPP alumna Roblyn Lewter, Ph.D.


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June 23, 2017 @ 10:10 am

From Red Cross to Prevail: TCSPP alumna puts her Public Health degree to use

Nupur Raval already had a passion for community health, but she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do about it.

March 28, 2017 @ 5:17 pm

Guardian of the skies

Dr. Tracy Dillinger, the aeronautic safety expert who helped investigate the Columbia Space Shuttle crash, never imagined how life would turn out when she applied to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 1986.

October 26, 2016 @ 1:13 pm

Mission to serve: Putting ethical theory into practice

Andrea Hentschel was among a group of students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to put ethical theory into practice by aiding Syrian refugees on a study abroad trip to Athens, Greece.

October 26, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

Helping others to be the best that they can be

Dr. Angela Joyner rose to success by inspiring employees and colleagues to reach their full potential.

October 26, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

Treating veterans’ mental health needs remotely

Soldiers who serve and risk their lives are often the last to seek help when they need it. Dr. Peter Shore, graduate of The Chicago School, found a telemental health solution.

October 26, 2016 @ 12:12 pm

Going beyond the badge: Why a veteran chose forensic psychology

A veteran of the Washington, D.C. Capitol Police, Gary Goines set his sights on The Chicago School as a way to delve into the psychology of why good people do bad things.

October 26, 2016 @ 11:11 am

A meaningful life journey: Empowering those with autism

With a child requiring 24/7 care, The Chicago School’s focus and format allowed Rhonda Greenhaw to turn her dedication into a career.

October 26, 2016 @ 11:11 am

The Robin Theory of mental health

Dr. Susy Francis employs a daring business strategy she developed at The Chicago School to provide mental health care to those who need it most.

Immigration in Contexts, Education Beyond Borders
August 15, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

Video recap: Experiencing humanity

The Chicago School students visit Berlin to explore the experience of refugees for the “Immigration in Context” study-abroad course.

April 25, 2017 @ 10:10 am

Minds in motion | JeSara Glover: Creating a culture of community in Counseling Education

A student in The Chicago School’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling online program, JeSara Glover explores the importance of creating a culture of community in counseling education.

April 04, 2017 @ 9:09 am

Minds in motion | Edward Alvarez: The professional counselor identity

Edward Alvarez—a student of the M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling online program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology—describes the importance of the professional counselor identity in building successful therapeutic relationships.

March 24, 2017 @ 2:14 pm

Minds in motion | Kirby Christian: Practical experience in counseling education

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) online student Kirby Christian describes why practical experience is an integral component to counseling education at The Chicago School.

March 08, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

The Chicago School: Preparing graduates to change the world

Recently, several of our students, alumni, and faculty discussed how The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has impacted them personally and contributed to their professional growth.


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