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Washington Adventist University signs agreement with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to help students earn their doctoral degrees

Washington Adventist University

November 7, 2017


Washington Adventist University (WAU) and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) reached an agreement recently that will make it easier for WAU graduate psychology students to earn a doctoral degree so that they can provide holistic, professional psychology services that will improve community health.

The agreement was signed October 26, 2017 by Washington Adventist University President Weymouth Spence, Ed.D., and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology President Michele Nealon, Psy.D. Beginning in fall 2017, 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.

“We are extremely pleased to have forged this agreement with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology,” said WAU Provost Cheryl Harris Kisunzu, Ph.D. “Our graduate psychology students are taught from a faith-informed perspective to provide holistic care to others. Those who earn a doctoral degree will be in a better position to address mental health needs and will further enrich our communities.”

“It is exciting to offer students at Washington Adventist University a new career path in the field of mental health,” said Heather Sheets, Psy.D., 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.”