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Patrick McDevitt, CM

  • ​He/Him/His
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Emeritus Faculty
  • Department of Counseling and Special Education | Counseling

Fr. McDevitt was born and raised in Chicago. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1986 and is a member of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians). Fr. McDevitt began his teaching career at DePaul’s Counseling Program in 1996 as a summer adjunct professor. He began teaching full time in 2000 and eventually received tenure. Fr. McDevitt left DePaul in 2019 to become the Rector and Superior of the Vincentian Seminary (DePaul Centre) in Nairobi Kenya. He was elected Provincial Superior of the Vincentian priests and brothers of the Western Province in 2020. As the Vincentian Provincial Superior, Fr. McDevitt serves on DePaul's Members of the Corporation and the Board of Trustees.


  • PhD, Loyola University
  • MS, Loyola College
  • MDiv, St. Thomas Seminary
  • BA, St. Mary's College Seminary

Courses Taught

  • CSL 405 Life Span: Adolescence through the Aging Years
  • CSL 458 Group Counseling
  • CSL 459 Clinical Studies
  • CSL 489 Advanced Psychopathology
  • CSL 501 Counseling Skills for Effective Human Interaction

Research Interests
The psychology and spirituality of professional ministers and human service professionals; counseling education - exploring effective methods to teach theory and clinical practice; personality disorders - working with difficult clients ​