Program Overview

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychology, a program geared toward professionals in youth and family service settings. This program provides students with the opportunity to enhance their skills and advance their careers by helping young people who are struggling with mental health issues. Students will learn about the biological, psychological, and social factors that impact children and adolescents. Coursework includes psychopathology and behavior disorders, trauma and crisis intervention, and evidence-based programs.

By helping children, adolescents, and their families resolve conflicts in a variety of clinical, educational, and nonprofit settings, graduates will be able to address the following issues:

  • Peer pressure
  • Body image
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Parental divorce or death

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing


    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Essay. Official college/university transcripts. Three letters of recommendation.

    School Overview

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a private not-for-profit agency, was founded in 1979 by a group of professionals as a means to advance training for graduate students interested in the study of psychology. To date, The Chicago School is the oldest and largest graduate school focusing specifically on degrees in psychology and related behavior sciences. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has maintained a vision of providing small school environments, located in urban settings, in order to promote effective graduate research and instruction. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has campuses located throughout Chicago, Los Angeles/Orange County, Washington, D.C., in addition to an Online campus.

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers the following Online/Blended programs in two basic formats: blended or synchronous virtual residency. Blended formats integrate online and on-campus learning while synchronous virtual residency programs are delivered online and require students to attend a one-or-two hour virtual session per term simultaneously with their class.


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