Program Overview

The Child and Adolescent Psychology Specialization provides students with basic concepts for addressing child and adolescent related disorders and other behavioral issues. This specialization focuses on the implementation and maintenance of evidence-based programs. Knowledge of psychopathology and behavior disorders including etiology, treatment, and prevention, addictive disorders, interviewing skills, trauma and crisis intervention, and mental health law will be provided. Students will select electives in either juvenile offenders or family systems. While this specialization is open to anyone meeting the admissions requirements, it is most often pursued by those who work in community-based agencies or programs, in youth centers, educational settings, and in any other setting where an understanding of children, youth, and families would be beneficial.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing


    Resume or Curriculum Vitae. Essay. Official College/University Transcripts. A bachelors degree is required.

    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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