LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, one of the leading nonprofit universities devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health sciences, will open a new campus location in the City of San Diego in fall 2017. The new campus will allow easier access to the institution's degree programs for those who live in the southernmost region of California, and will also provide greater onground training opportunities for students who are interested in working in diverse communities. The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.
"According to our research, The Chicago School is one of the most highly regarded institutions among prospective students seeking graduate psychology, and related behavioral health sciences programs," explained Dr. Nealon-Woods, president, The Chicago School. "Based on this data, the new campus will offer an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization, and an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Analysis."
The San Diego Campus is located at 401 W. A Street in the 1 Columbia Place building and within walking distance of the downtown trolley station and the Santa Fe Depot. Its Outreach Office is currently accepting applications and offering enrollment support for prospective students. Information about the campus and programs can be obtained by visiting the webpage or by calling (619) 541-4504.
As a result of this expansion, The Chicago School will be positioned to extend its hands-on practicum and internship opportunities to students in the area. Graduate students in The Chicago School's Los Angeles Campus Marital and Family Therapy Program already travel to San Diego to participate in practicum training at Generate Hope, an organization that provides a safe place for survivors of sex trafficking.
"Our impact has been widely felt in the Southern California region for nearly a decade as a result of our exceptional academic program offerings and community service initiatives. In just a short time, over 1,000 students have joined our Los Angeles Campus and Irvine Branch Campuses because of our reputation and timeless mission," said Dr. Nealon-Woods. "In addition to now providing over 22 academic programs, we have a community engagement model that impacts countless lives as a result of our partnerships with more than 500 nonprofit agencies across the country such as the Los Angeles Mission, Illinois Connections for Families of the Fallen, and the D.C. Child Family Services Agency. And, our service commitment now yields over 1 million hours of community-based impact services annually."
The Chicago School also has onground campuses in Chicago and Washington, D.C. as well as a successful Online Campus. The institution's unique Engaged Professional Model of Education enables students to bridge theory into real-world practice, both locally and globally, and helps prepare graduates as leaders to find solutions to the challenges of our changing society. The University's community service initiatives have earned The Chicago School's campuses a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for several consecutive years, while its commitment to providing a rich learning environment for military students has garnered recognition as a Military Friendly School for three consecutive years.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private university devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health sciences. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The University serves nearly 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); Washington, D.C., and Online. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. are accredited by the American Psychological Association. 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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