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Florida School of Professional Psychology

Florida School of Professional Psychology

Our approach to professional psychology programs emphasizes teaching and practical training, rather than the research-oriented approach of traditional Ph.D. programs.

Our students and faculty infuse positive energy into the learning environment, while also maintaining an academic standard of excellence and a high level of productivity—making our programs a truly unique place to learn.

At the Florida School of Professional Psychology (FSPP), our diverse and distinguished faculty have practical experiences to inform our rigorous curricula, and our students are provided many opportunities to pursue specific interests within the field of clinical psychology. Students can be trained and mentored in hospitals, schools, clinics, and social service agencies throughout the Tampa area.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates are trained in the science and practice of psychology, and are able to apply the clinical skills of observation, assessment, intervention, and evaluation to help different segments of our ever-changing society.

The areas of competency are modeled, in part, after those specified by the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology and the standards of the American Psychological Association.


FSPP program objectives include:

  • Preparing practitioners to deliver basic diagnostic and therapeutic services to diverse populations, whether on an individual, family, or group basis
  • Enabling practitioners to integrate biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of human functioning into their clinical approach
  • Assisting practitioners to assume leadership positions within the healthcare delivery system
  • Training psychologists to work with professionals from other disciplines as part of an effectively functioning healthcare team
  • Preparing practitioners to evaluate and use clinical research applications of psychology


Graduates of our programs are prepared to pursue a position as a licensed clinical psychologist—provided they pass the appropriate licensure examination—within one to two years of completing their degree.



Enhance your degree and increase your marketability with a concentration in:

  • Child & adolescent psychology
  • Geropsychology
  • Marriage/couples & family therapy
  • Neuropsychology

Each concentration has variations in course requirements.


    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

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