Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Dr. Erika L. Liljedahl, Program Director and Department Chair of the school’s online Forensic Psychology, Non-Licensure Track program, will speak at the 19th International Conference of the Association of Psychology and Psychiatry for Adults & Children (A.P.P.A.C.), which will be held in Athens, Greece May 13-16. Coupled with this, Dr. Liljedahl was recently awarded a grant from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to work with the METAction Organization in Greece.
During the four-day conference, Dr. Liljedahl will speak toward the notion of integrating Greek history into the teaching of ethics at the graduate level. Participants will have the chance to trace the footsteps of Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato throughout the oral presentation and learn how history and experience impact the development of culture, along with furthering their own ethical and moral thinking and decision making.
With the METAction Organization, Dr. Liljedahl stated, “My visit to METAction in Athens will enable me to better understand the challenges that this organization has in meeting their statutory purposes/goals. I will meet with the team of doctors, lawyers and volunteers to better understand how my specialty in forensic psychology and research can be put into practice and to assist them in meeting their organization goals. I anticipate my community service will not only help METAction assist current refugees, but also future refugees in integrating and adapting to another culture, while coping with discrimination and xenophobia, or in the reintegration back to their own country.”
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s online Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology: Non-Licensure Track prepares students with the necessary skills to effectively apply psychological theories to justice system, child protection services, juvenile justice, civil matters, and many other niches. Students can choose to explore a Special Area of Interest (Guided Electives,) which helps them choose electives that are more central to their learning and about a specific area in forensic psychology. The Special Areas of Interest include Corrections, Law Enforcement, and Sex Offender. The online master’s degree can be obtained in as little as 20 months and provides students with education and training in forensic psychology principles.
Visit http://psychology.thechicagoschool.edu/ for more details about the program.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles (with branches in Irvine and Westwood); and Washington D.C., as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Clinical Psychology doctoral program offered at the Chicago Campus is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award in 2013. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit http://www.thechicagoschool.edu.