Chicago School of Professional Psychology student says school's failure to help forced her to repeat practicum

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 13, 2018

CHICAGO – An adult student alleges she had to repeat her practicum at a Chicago college a year later because the school did not help her resolve issues with her placement.

Yvette Allen filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Chicago School of Professional Psychology alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was registered as a student with the defendant and was seeking to obtain a degree in as an education specialist in school psychology. The suit states she started with the defendant in August 2010 in a part-time program for working adults.

The suit states on Sept. 3, 2013, Allen commenced her practicum at Flossmoor School District but experienced problems with her site supervisor, who was not giving her students to evaluate. She alleges that despite complaining to her supervisors, the issue was not resolved. She alleges because of the issue, she could not timely submit her psycho-educational evaluations and functional behavior assessment, causing her to fail her practicum and have to the retake it for the 2014-2015 academic year. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment of more than $50,000, plus prejudgment interest, costs, and further relief. She is represented by Joel F. Handler in Chicago.

Circuit Court of Cook County case number 18-L-011663

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