Clinical Psychology: Definition and Degrees

Clinical Psychologist Interview

What is Clinical Psychology?

At The Chicago School, we define Clinical Psychology as the branch of psychology concerned with the assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment of mental illness and disability.

History of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School

The Chicago School’s Clinical Psychology programs train clinical psychologists in assessment, case conceptualization, and evidence-based models of psychotherapy. Graduates are prepared to work with clients of all ages to promote optimal personality development, emotional health, and well-being.

As engaged members of their communities, clinical psychologists utilize their skills and knowledge of cultural and individual differences to help clients with a variety of needs, ranging from conflicts impacting relationships, workplace, or school environments to more severe situations involving phobias, affective disorders, or more severe mental illness such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Degrees in Clinical Psychology offered at The Chicago School

Our Clinical Psychology programs are available in multiple degree formats with a variety of concentrations.

Clinical Psychology Programs

Careers in Clinical Psychology

The Chicago School’s Clinical Psychology programs equip graduates with the skills necessary to succeed as licensed clinical psychologists in a variety of fields.

Public and Private Sector Employers:

  • Clinics
  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals
  • Nonprofit Agencies
  • Government Agencies
  • Educational Institutions

Clinical Psychology Job Titles:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Program Director
  • Faculty
  • Researcher