LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), the leading nonprofit national graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and the fields of behavioral and health sciences, will offer online Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, International Psychology, and Organizational Leadership, as well as an online Master of Science (M.S.) program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), for the first time this fall. Applications are now being accepted for all the programs, which begin every eight weeks. The curriculum is both synchronous and asynchronous, offering working students the flexibility needed to complete their education.
Because the Affordable Care Act has resulted in the full implementation of the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Law, which allows for coverage of mental health and substance abuse disorders by insurance companies, the demand for psychological services is expected to drive strong growth in the employment sector over the next few years.
"Each TCSPP program is designed to support the current and future job market, which has mental health and social service agencies, hospitals, private businesses, national and global organizations, and marketing industries in high demand of psychology professionals," stated Tiffany Masson, Psy.D, Dean of Online Programs. "Students will graduate with the mastered skills to function as agile leaders able to implement strategy and drive change."
The M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program prepares students to provide high-quality mental health services through in-depth and supervised clinical training. Graduates will be prepared to provide counseling services to individuals, families, couples and groups, and will have the skills to help clients work through a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, stress, relationship difficulties and suicidal impulses. The program's curriculum meets or exceeds the academic requirements to seek licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in 39 states and is aligned with the standards of the Council of Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The M.A. in International Psychology Program prepares students to provide services to individuals and groups working in international settings and issues. Three concentration areas will allow students to specialize in Trauma and Group Conflict, Management and Leadership, or Environmental Advocacy, and lead to career options in organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization and the American Red Cross. The Chicago School is the first graduate school to develop a Ph.D. in International Psychology.
The M.A. in Organizational Leadership Program prepares students to use an understanding of psychology to assume roles of leadership in a rapidly shifting business climate. Graduates will have the skills to apply psychological and leadership theory to the workplace in a wide variety of industries where they will function as agile leaders and agents of change. The acquired skill set will enable graduates to pursue career opportunities as mid-to senior-level leaders in corporations, government agencies, or not-for-profit organizations, or put their skills to use as consultants, executive coaches or human resource professionals. The program may be used as a pathway toward The Chicago School's Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.
The M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis Program equips students with the skills and education required to become board certified behavior analysts and prepares them to work in school, clinical and home settings. Students are provided with a solid foundation in the principles of clinical psychology, in addition to focused training in ABA techniques, thus allowing them to work with a wider range of populations including individuals receiving special education, those in need of organizational behavior management, or individuals with developmental disabilities, such as autism, among others. The program may be used as a pathway toward The Chicago School's Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979 and celebrating 35 years, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Westwood); and Washington, D.C. as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for five consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its first recognition in 2013. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
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