President's Blog

Statement regarding president’s immigration order

In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration, The Chicago School has informed faculty and students who may be affected, as well as anyone traveling for our many global programs including residencies, field experience, and study abroad. We will continue to monitor the situation and advise students and faculty of any changes. Our Offices […]

Access to mental health care critical for all

In response to the HB1840/SB 1556 bill recently signed into law as part of legislation known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), I sent a letter to the Governor of Tennessee on behalf of The Chicago School community to express my thoughts on the likely impact of this legislation on access to mental health […]

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 11, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) celebrated its 59th anniversary. SCLC was founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other activists of that time, and was a leading force in the American Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century. Many events over the past two years have reminded us that though […]

Addressing homelessness in women

The Chicago School partnered with the Los Angeles Mission’s Anne Douglas Center and First Foundation Bank to present a conference on January 11 to help identify key success indicators for women on Skid Row, and provide collaboration with other Skid Row agencies to develop a new mentorship program as a “standing in the gap” measure. […]

Ensuring suicide prevention remains part of the mental health conversation

With our fall semester in full swing, we paused to acknowledge National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, and National Suicide Prevention Week in September. Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration that recognizes the contributions Hispanics and Latinas/os make to the U.S. while honoring their heritage and culture. The rich and vibrant Latina/o […]

Welcome new and continuing students

There are few things more invigorating—or seasons more full of promise—than the beginning of a new academic year. It’s my privilege to welcome you to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and to the Fall 2015 semester—whether you are pursuing the completion of your Bachelor’s degree, taking your first step in an exhilarating journey to […]

Developing a sense of community amongst students

This morning I returned to Los Angeles after a five week visit to our Chicago Campus. During my stay, I had the great pleasure of spending dedicated time with students and alumni. On June 19 and 25, I met with both Chicago and Online students & alumni over lunch; the luncheon outreach program has indeed reached […]

Reflection on June 26th’s Supreme Court ruling

On June 26th, our nation took a momentous step forward in granting all citizens the most fundamental of human rights to marry. It is a decision that has been a long time coming, but it is welcomed across the country, not only by individuals who have been adversely affected by discriminatory laws, but by organizations […]

Lunch and learn with students

Just a few days ago I had the opportunity to spend time with a large group of students from our Los Angeles campus. The group could not have been more diverse in terms of their backgrounds, experience, areas of academic and professional focus, career aspirations, and hopes for their personal futures. The students had come […]

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