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I'm in! I/O Psych here I come

I received my acceptance letter to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for their Applied I/O Psychology certificate program. Starting next week will be a new journey for me that may open new opportunities avenues for personal and professional development. My plan is to document this process as much as possible, so keep an eye out for regular or at least semi regular updates and join me on the trip!

Registration is done, classes start July 1st

The excitement is building! Got my login info for the online classes and downloaded the electronic readings for the class. I still need to buy the text book, but that shouldn’t be too difficult. The first class is I/O 510 - Organizational Behavior.

The month of June commemorates LGBT Pride. In Washington DC there is an annual DC Front Runners Pride 5k run/walk where students and faculty of the DC campus will be running under the team name "The Chicago School Runners." Join us on June 6th, 2014 7:00PM to support the cause!

Learn more about TCSPP and the many psychology programs offered like their masters in industrial psychology program click here

You know you’re a therapist in training when a woman at Sprouts snaps at you for setting down one box of blueberries and getting another instead “Do you think they’re any different? They’re not!” and you don’t say anything(she walked away after), but think to yourself “Hmm, she must be having something deeper going on emotionally that’s causing her to lash out at complete strangers.

Helena's Review on The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Read Helena’s review of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. It’s always so great to see people talking so highly of TCSPP. Helena was fond that people who live very busy lives, are still able to attend and succeed at this school.

Read the full review @ The Chicago School Reviews

Dr. Maslar, a licensed clinical psychologist and and Director of Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies at Northwestern University, previous psychology undergraduate of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology TCSPP, is leading the study of Mindfulness, and the behavioral benefits it has on the sleep patterns of cancer patients. Read more here http://www.newswise.com/articles/michael-maslar-psyd-available-to-discuss-the-benefits-of-mindfulness

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools Designation | The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology earns a spot on the coveted 2014 Military Friendly Schools List for their dedication to further the continuing education of service men and women of the US Military. the chicago school, tcspp, 2014 military friendly schools, victory media, the chicago school of professional psychology http://bit.ly/GCWPZe

Learning Styles and Goal Orientation

The written assignment for this week involved writing a STAR reflection report on a work experience that expressed the results from the Kolb learning style and goal orientation assessments. In my previous post I showed the image that represented my results from Kolb in that I leverage Concrete Experience (learn from specific experiences, relate well to people, and understand feelings and emotions. For goal orientation, I am balanced between learning and performance. Learning goal orientation means that I perceive failure as a learning opportunity, a chance to try harder the next time around. Performance goal orientation takes a much more hardline approach and means that failure indicates a potential lack of effort. While each of us are influenced in some way by each, I had only one point of difference between the two. While I don’t see failure as a lack of effort, I do see it as a hit against my self-confidence. I will, however, see that I need further improvement and will learn accordingly.

Next week we move on to Diversity Awareness!

One of the first assessments I had the pleasure of taking for my IO510 course was the Kolb Learning Style Inventory. This is the first time I’ve heard of this particular assessment and was pleasantly surprised when I discovered how closely the description matched how I learn. While I fall heavily in the Concrete Experience realm, I balance relatively well with Active Experimentation. What I find even more interesting is that top careers with these characteristics are psychology and management.

The Chicago and Los Angeles Campuses of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) were each named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is the sixth consecutive year the Chicago Campus has earned this prestigious recognition, and the first year for the Los Angeles Campus. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.