In October 2017, Washington Adventist University (WAU) President Weymouth Spence, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) President Michele Nealon, signed an agreement that will make it easier for WAU graduate psychology students to earn a doctoral degree.
Beginning last fall, WAU students who earn their master’s degree in counseling psychology or clinical mental health counseling and who meet TCSPP acceptance criteria, will be guaranteed acceptance into the Clinical Psy.D. Program at the Washington, D.C. Campus, and will be able to seamlessly transfer four required courses as long as they earned a grade of “B” or higher. In addition, tuition costs will be discounted.
“It is exciting to offer students at Washington Adventist University a new career path in the field of mental health,” said Heather Sheets, TCSPP Washington, D.C. Campus Dean. “Our practitioner-model of education and training is intended to give graduates immediate access to jobs and help fill the gap in mental health care facing the nation.” The WAU School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers evening graduate degree programs in Counseling Psychology (M.A.) and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.), as well as an evening undergraduate Counseling Psychology program (B.S.). One of more than 20 degree programs TCSPP offers across its four campuses, the Washington, D.C. Clinical Psy.D. Program is American Psychological Association (APA) accredited and offers students a broad knowledge of scientific and theoretical psychology principles.