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Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board

Clinical psychologists became regulated in 1967. The practice of clinical psychology means the independent evaluation, classification and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral or nervous disorders or conditions, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, or the psychological aspects of physical illness. The Board is composed of eleven members appointed by the Secretary, consisting of four licensed clinical psychologists, two licensed prescribing psychologists, two psychology faculty members of accredited colleges or universities, one psychiatrist, one primary care/family physician, and one public member. The Board is charged with providing expert knowledge and advice on disciplinary matters and professional performance and conduct.


    Derek T. Hess, J.D., Ph.D. | Chicago
    Carrie Channell, Public Member | Chicago
    Blaine Lesnik, Psy.D. | Wilmette
    Robert C. Rinaldi Ph.D. | Wheaton
    Soterios J. Soter Ph.D. | Barrington Hills
    Vida B. Dyson Ph.D. | Chicago
    Karla Steingraber Psy.D. | Park Ridge
    Frank Cushing, Ed.D. | Rockford
    Mohammed Samee, MD, RN, FACP | Chicago
    Neil H. Pliskin Ph.D. | Buffalo Grove

    Chairperson

Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes