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Psychologists seeking licensure to prescribe psychotropic medications in Illinois must complete a 14-month full time (28 part-time) sequence of clinical rotations following the successful completion of the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology academic course work to be eligible for prescriptive authority. During these clinical rotations, students integrate academic knowledge with clinical competencies and demonstrate the effective and ethical use of these competencies in clinical practice. Through intensive supervised training, students gain direct experience in applying their knowledge with clinical populations.
Psychologists will learn how to increase their current competency in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, and engage in case-based learning that will enhance their collaborative practice skills. In addition to the 36-credit hour clinical rotations, the certificate program includes a Clinical Competency Examination and a research project.
Students registered in this program incur a one-time $195 Experiential Learning Technology Fee.
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Application to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Certificate in Clinical Rotations for Clinical Psychopharmacology is open to any person who has
- An earned Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from an APA Designated program at a regionally accredited institution.
- A current license in good standing as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois or license eligibility as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois.
Applicants must submit official transcripts from all schools graduate degrees were earned and proof of license eligibility. Additional factors that are considering in admission include the following:
- Application Fee ($50)
- Resume or curriculum vitae
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once review begins, complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee and applicants will be notified regarding the admission decision. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology does not share information or provide any feedback regarding admission decisions.
If a student is offered admission and in order to secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 will be required by the deposit deadline indicated in the offer of admission. The non-refundable deposit will be applied in full toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment.
For information on where The Chicago School of Professional Psychology meets, does not meet, or has not determined if the program meets licensure eligibility requirements for the state in which you wish to be licensed, please visit: https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/admissions/licensure-disclosures/.
Credit for Prior Learning
Students who have previously completed clinical rotations at a TCSPP approved training site may petition for credit for prior learning (transcript as transfer credit at $135 per unit providing this documentation to the Department Chair and Director of Clinical Training, who will make the final decision on accepting prior learning for course credit:
- Proof of completion of a clinical rotation in one of the required areas specified by Illinois regulation.
- Supervisor evaluation of the skills of the student at the completion of the rotation.
- Documentation of clock hours completed in the clinical rotation.
Credit for Prior Learning is limited to 25% of the total credits of the program per WSCUC Policy on Non-Traditional Credit, so students may apply for nor more than 9 credits under this provision.