I would like to take a moment to introduce you to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and its online master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs in international psychology, as well as our interest in recruiting students from Wash U to our programs.
The Chicago School is a not-for-profit higher educational institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission and a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. In 2019, the doctoral program in international psychology received the International Program of Excellence Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association. The mission of The Chicago School is to integrate and translate theory and research into professional practice in order to address the needs of diverse communities around the world.
The international psychology programs at The Chicago School are the only ones of their kind in the United States. Our programs view psychological theory, research, and practice as culturally and contextually situated, as well as potentially transformational. The programs train culturally competent agents of change to promote social justice and well-being by addressing global challenges, such as trauma and intergroup conflict generated by globalization and climate change, as well as management and leadership practices that promote ethical and productive networks between peoples and industries worldwide.
The international psychology programs at The Chicago School give students a foundation in Western and other indigenous conceptual frameworks, qualitative and quantitative research methods, multilevel interventions for understanding and designing culturally and contextually appropriate interdisciplinary and interprofessional responses to complex glocal challenges, along with collaborative service learning projects during fieldwork in countries than span four continents. Through self-reflection and feedback, students improve their capacity for critical thinking, humility and respect for diversity, and a sense of belonging to the global community. Upon graduation, they enter the workforce as socially responsible, global citizen-psychologists.
The International Psychology Department is committed to strengthening its graduate programs in international psychology, which have concentrations in trauma services and in organizations and systems, by seeking applications from soon-to-matriculate bachelor’s and master’s students in the social sciences and from nontraditional students working in social services and in business and industry. I hope that you and your colleagues will encourage your students to consider The Chicago School’s international psychology programs as they pursue their career goals of becoming global citizen-psychologists. We would be delighted to receive their applications.
I welcome your questions and am eager to share additional information about our three international psychology programs. To that end, I have attached flyers that describe each of these programs.
Michael Stevens, PhD, DHC, LHD
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Online Campus
Past-President, APA Division of International Psychology
Licensed Clinical Psychologist (IL: 071-002968)