Two years after expanding its reach to California, The Chicago School has opened a campus in the nation’s capital, making its practitioner-based, community-focused approach to psychology education available from coast to coast. The Washington, D.C. Campus welcomed its first class of 48 students August 30, enrolling them in the school’s flagship Clinical Psy.D. program and in master’s programs in Forensic Psychology and Counseling Psychology.
As internationalization takes on increased emphasis at The Chicago School, curriculum is being updated to support student travel and to incorporate international learning experiences into coursework. The Power of One is a new course that can be adapted to any region of the world, offering students a combination of classroom instruction and a service-learning-abroad opportunity.
Moments before he signed the Affordable Care Act of 2010, President Obama mentioned to Vice President Biden that this particular piece of legislation was 100 years in the making. Also referred to as the Health Care Reform Act of 2010, it is a large step in the creation of compulsory insurance coverage and just well may be the most significant health care act since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965.
Dr. Marilee Aronson, assistant professor of clinical psychology, was quoted in an Atlanta Journal Constitution article discussing how parents should talk to their children about the rapper—and student idol—T.I.’s recent drug relapse and arrest (9/3).
Dr. Michael Barr, assistant professor of business psychology, was interviewed in Jayplay, the magazine of the University of Kansas, for a story about consumer psychology and supermarket tactics (4/29).
Dr. Michael Davison, assistant professor, forensic psychology, was quoted in a story about Colonel Russell Williams, a former Canadian air force base commander who was recently convicted for …
Barely two years old, The Chicago School’s Los Angeles Campus has clearly come of age. With an enrollment that continues to climb and their first cohort of alumni already putting their degrees to work throughout Southern California and beyond, L.A. faculty have continued to expand the school’s impact—through new grants, powerful partnerships, and three recently launched centers aimed at meeting community needs while providing real-world training for future psychology professionals.
When Joan was diagnosed with isolated systolic hypertension—a condition that affects more than 10 million Americans over the age of 65 each year—the treatment plan seemed obvious enough. With dozens of blood pressure medications on the market, it was just a matter of finding the one that worked best for her.
The answer, however, wasn’t so simple.
When the patient continued to experience pain after an anesthesiologist performed a surgical block on the spinal cord injury, doctors called in Dr. Patricia A. Pimental, a consulting neuropsychologist. Through hypnosis, she uncovered a deep-seated trauma in the patient, who had saved someone’s life but become injured in the process. The patient’s pain score dropped as a result of the hypnosis treatment, amazing her doctors.
For three years, clinical social worker Arturo Carrillo has provided free counseling services to uninsured adults on Chicago’s West Side. As the only bilingual clinician in the Saint Anthony Hospital Community Behavioral Program, he has helped a growing number of Latino immigrants cope with depression, anxiety, marital problems, and other mental health issues.
In the past decade, a few states passed laws that allow psychologists to prescribe medication to treat mental illness as a declining number of psychiatrists, particularly in rural areas, raised concerns over access to mental health care. Many physicians oppose the idea, citing safety concerns and a lack of training. We gathered four Chicago School faculty and one student to discuss the issues surrounding prescription privileges for psychologists.