Certificate in Child & Adolescent Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Program Details

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


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 3.0 GPA