Lauren Nichols, Psy.D. Chicago Campus

"In my work with families, adolescents, and children,  
I have come to understand the vital role that psychologists 
play in helping underserved communities beyond  
the provision of psychotherapy." 
- Lauren Nichols, Psy.D.

"In my work with families, adolescents, and children,
I have come to understand the vital role that psychologists
play in helping underserved communities beyond
the provision of psychotherapy."
- Lauren Nichols, Psy.D.

Lauren Nichols, Psy.D.
Core Faculty
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program
Coordinator, Child & Adolescent Psychology Track

I have truly come to appreciate the integration of clinical psychology and social responsibility that the Adler School achieves, through its mission to engage future clinicians in an understanding of the multiple roles that psychologists adopt as they engage the community as practitioners and scholars. I believe that teaching graduate students a knowledge base in evidence-based practice needs to include a level of critical thinking that integrates an understanding of human diversity, the importance of socio-cultural context, and a need for both the prevention and amelioration of psychopathology. The classroom should be more than a vehicle to disseminate factual knowledge; it should also provide an environment that helps students become curious to explore both the professional and personal sides of their overall development as future psychologists.

Through the Psy.D. Child and Adolescent Track, I bridge my clinical experiences with my academic interests. In my work with families, adolescents, and children, I have come to understand the vital role that psychologists play in helping underserved communities beyond the provision of psychotherapy. Advocacy, psycho-education, coalition building, and program development and evaluation are also major areas of practice for the clinical child psychologist. I relish helping our students begin to understand and assume roles in these essential areas of practice as they grow as clinical psychologists who work with children and families. 

Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4356) if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Chicago
  • M.A., Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Chicago
  • B.A., Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Illinois Psychological Association
  • Association of Play Therapy