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., ABPP
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, international psychology, trauma, 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 develop into clinical psychologists.

In addition to my position at Adler, I am involved in several professional organizations. I am Treasurer for the Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training (ACEPT), an examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology, a site visitor for the American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, and Research Coordinator for the Association for Trauma Outreach and Prevention. I also have a private practice.

Please email or call me 312.662.4220 if you have questions or would like more information about me.

Education

  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
  • 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)

Select Presentations

  • Starkman, C., Battista, P., Cantz, P., & Kim, E. (January 2016). Building bridges: Peer mentorship within clinical psychology programs. Poster presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Cantz, P., Kim, E., Battista, P., & Osten-Garner, K. (January 2015). A renewed call for the elimination of the postdoctoral requirement as a condition for licensure in clinical psychology: Social justice meets best practice. Poster presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Cantz, P., Kim, E., & Battista, P. (January 2014). An innovative, multi-dimensional approach towards establishing, maintaining and strengthening psychological services in underserved communities on Chicago’s west and south sides. Poster presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Battista, P. & Schmidt, J. (January 2013). The evaluation of relationship competency across trainee development. Poster presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference, Nassau, Bahamas.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Psychological Association (APA); APA Division 39: Psychoanalysis; APA Division 52: International Psychology