Peter Battista, Psy.D. Chicago Campus

"As a teacher, I strive to foster strong collaborative  
relationships with my students in which they feel 
safe to take risks and challenge assumptions." 
- Peter Battista, Psy.D.

"As a teacher, I strive to foster strong collaborative
relationships with my students in which they feel
safe to take risks and challenge assumptions."
- Peter Battista, Psy.D.

Peter Battista, Psy.D.
Associate Director of Training,
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program


As a teacher, I strive to foster strong collaborative relationships with my students in which they feel safe to take risks and challenge assumptions. I make every effort to inspire students to develop their passion for the field and become actively engaged in their own learning, both inside the classroom and out in the real world. I feel that the foundation of a good education is the ability to think critically, engage in scholarly inquiry, and “think outside the box” and I strive to instill these qualities in my students.

My clinical interests include psychoanalytic theory and practice, supervision and training, and the psychology of men and masculinity. As Associate Director of Training, I am particularly interested in helping students shape their professional identities as they engage in clinical training in the community and progress through the program.

I joined the Adler School because of its mission of producing socially responsible practitioners, community engagement, and social justice. This unique mission is truly embodied by the School, faculty, staff, and students. Working at the Adler School, I feel I am truly impacting social change.

Please e-mail or call me 312-662-4220 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • B.S., Biology and Psychology, Canisius College

Licensure/Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (IL)
  • Board Certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP)
  • Certified Alcohol Abuse Treatment Specialist (CAATS)
  • Certified in Treatment of Post-Combat Disorders

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • American Psychological Association
  • Division 39, Psychoanalysis
  • Division 51, Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity