CHICAGO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly 30 years of addressing the need for more professional psychologists in the Midwest, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is taking its unique approach to psychology training to new frontiers. Starting in fall 2008, Los Angeles, Calif., will become home to the school's first out-of-state campus.
"Our success in Chicago has presented us with both the opportunity and responsibility to take our innovative, diversity-based approach to education, training, and capacity building to new communities," said Chicago School President Michael Horowitz. "A Los Angeles campus puts us well on the way of realizing this vision. I could not be more excited."
Keeping with the school's tradition of an urban setting, the campus will be located in downtown Los Angeles at 617 W. 7th St., strategically adjacent to the Pasadena Freeway, parking, and public transportation. The central location will allow the school to connect with service organizations and other training sites throughout the region.
Overseeing the campus as dean will be Dr. Michele Nealon-Woods, a 2000 graduate of The Chicago School and outgoing chair of its Clinical Psychology Department in Chicago. Dr. Nealon-Woods sees the new campus as a natural extension of the school's mission, which emphasizes a commitment to diversity.
"Look at how diverse the community is in Los Angeles," said Dr. Nealon-Woods. "The thought of being able to take what we have here--our mission, our passion, and our skills--to a new locality where the population is even more diverse than Chicago is inspiring. Serving diverse communities is literally central to what we do, and I want to be a part of that in Los Angeles."
Four of the school's most successful programs will represent the
|SOURCE The Chicago School of Professional Psychology|
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