Washington, D.C. Leadership

Heather Sheets - Washington, D.C. Campus Dean - The Chicago School

Heather Sheets, Psy.D.

Campus Dean

Dr. Heather Sheets is the current Campus Dean for the Washington DC Campus; responsible the academic affairs and operations of the campus.

Prior to assuming the role of Dean, Dr. Sheets served as the Chicago Campus Director of Training for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and the Director of Training for the TCSPP Training Consortia. As part of her full time job, she coordinated the practicum and internship placement for the six on ground programs housed at the Chicago campus. Additionally, Dr. Sheets also served as the Director of Training for The Chicago School’s APPIC member doctoral internship program, post-doctoral fellowship, and practicum program.

Dr. Sheets has taught in both on ground and online programs including the APA accredited Clinical PsyD program, the Masters in Counseling Psychology program and the Masters in Applied Psychology program. She currently is an assistant faculty member in the Clinical PsyD program on the Washington, DC campus. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialized interest in working with emerging adult issues and alcohol and substance assessment and treatment. Dr. Sheets graduated from The Chicago School in 2006 after completing her doctoral internship at the University of Notre Dame where she received a specialty in alcohol and substance assessment and treatment. Following internship, Dr. Sheets completed her post-doctoral training at Northwestern University’s counseling center. She then worked as the substance abuse coordinator at Northwestern University for two years prior to returning to TCSPP.

Education

  • B.A., Psychology, James Madison University
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Licensure

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, IL

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 7 Member
  • Delegate, National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology
  • Washington, D.C. Psychology Association

Community Involvement

Currently, Dr. Sheets is serving as Secretary of the Washington, D.C. Psychological Association. Previously, Dr. Sheets served as Secretary/Treasurer for the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and as part of her NCSPP EC duties, she served as the NCSPP liaison to the Association of State and Provincial Licensing Boards. Dr. Sheets was the past President of the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training, the largest independent training organization in the Midwest. Dr. Sheets has served on various grant governance boards and advisory boards. She previously served on Illinois Psychological Association’s Internship Advisory Board. She has worked on bylaw revision, member recruitment and fundraising and advancement issues.