CHICAGO, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), a nonprofit university and one of the leading institutions devoted exclusively to the study of psychology, and related behavioral and health sciences, announces the launch of its Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at the Washington, D.C. Campus and online. The program, already available at the Chicago Campus, will seat its inaugural class in Washington, D.C. and online in fall 2015. Additionally, the Los Angeles Campus offers a Ph.D. in Psychology, with a Behavior Analysis Specialization.
"The Chicago School has been an innovator in the field of psychology for more than 35 years, offering students an unrivaled range of programs, intensive real-world training and the practical, professional mentorship needed to launch their careers," said The Chicago School's president, Michele Nealon-Woods, Psy.D. "We are proud of our continued leadership in advancing academic program offerings that meet the needs of today's student body and ensures the continued delivery of mental health and behavioral services to clients and communities most in need. "
The Chicago School's ABA Ph.D. course sequence trains students to use a natural science approach to understand human behavior, then implement that approach to meaningfully improve socially significant behaviors.
"The ABA program prepares students for rewarding careers as leading practitioners and researchers who can successfully respond to the needs of diverse populations in educational, clinical, and business settings," said Interim Online Program Chair, Robyn Catagnus, Ed.D., BCBA-D, LBS. "The scientist-practitioner model is infused across the curricula to encourage students to become consumers of new research findings, evaluators of their own interventions, and researchers who produce and contribute new research to the applied and scientific community."
At the M.S. level, the program incorporates the content areas and practicum requirements to make graduates eligible for national board certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. Additionally, the program provides a solid foundation in the philosophy, science, and application of behavior analysis. Students enrolled at the Ph.D. level will experience a program that expands upon the knowledge and skills taught in the M.S. program; one that strengthen students' research and clinical skills, broadens their knowledge base, and offers the experience needed to become university professors and high-level supervisors and consultants.
For more information about The Chicago Schools degree programs, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.
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 and health sciences. The university serves nearly 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles and Irvine); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, (WSCUC), 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 six consecutive years. The Los Angeles Campus gained its second recognition in 2014, and its Washington, D.C. Campus received its first award in 2014. 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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