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Program News & Highlights

Upcoming Events: Fall 2012 Clinical Psychology Faculty lecture Series

  • Eliezer Schwartz - "The Neuropsychology of Sports Concussions",Thursday, October 18, 6pm
  • Dr. Penelope Asay and Dr. Susan Zoline - "R U Free 2 Tlk? Technology, Social Media and Psychotherapy", Thursday, November 8, 6pm
  • Dr. Marge Witty - “Person Centered Views of Mental Illness: A Clinical Case Study”, Tuesday, December 4, 6pm

Faculty News

  • The program congratulates Penny Asay, Ph.D. on her promotion to the rank of associate professor
  • Dr. Torrey Wilson, associate professor at ISPP was recently named President Elect of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Already serving on the executive board as chair of the Ethnic Racial Diversity Committee for several years, he begins his term as the President in September 2013.
  • Mark Kiel, Psy.D., ABPP: Dr. Mark Kiel gained board certification in Group and Organization Psychology this summer.
  • Sue Bae has been named the new co-chair of the division of women for Asian American Psychological Association this year (a national position).
  • Rahul Sharma, Psy.D., Chair Elect for the Division of South Asian Americans (DoSAA) – a subdivision of the Asian American Psychological Association
  • Congratulations to Dr. Neal Rubin who is serving as the APA Division 52 (International Psychology) President.

Student News

  • PsyD student April Crawford was selected as a student delegate to the NCSPP midwinter meeting in January, 2013 in Nassau, Bahamas. April was among 8 finalists identified by the clinical psychology faculty as exemplary representatives of our students’ commitment to personal development, to extending awareness of social and cultural diversity, as well as clinical and scholarly accomplishment.
  • PsyD student Carmen Arrellano presented a poster based on her CRP research at the APA convention in August in Washington, DC. Carmen will also be presenting her research The Role of Conflict in Domestic Violence and the Relationship of Trauma, Acculturation and Hardiness in Latin American Nontraditional College Students, at the "70th International Council of Psychologists Conferencefffff" in Sevilla, Spain; September 10-14, 2012.
  • Congratulations to PsyD students Jenna Stowell and Hillary Wildt who both have articles featured in the International Psychology Bulletin (Vol. 16, No. 1) Winter 2012 issue.

2012 Research Day Award Recipients

The Argosy University, Chicago held its annual Research Day on May 29, 2012, in which over 50 students presented posters on their projects. Four clinical psychology students were honored, with three receiving a monetary award:

  • Jael A. Jaffe - Reintegration of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Female Veterans into Civilian Society: An Exploratory Qualitative Study.
  • Jennifer Langille - The Relationship of Perfectionism, Psychological Birth Order, and Family Cohesion.
  • Jessica E. Plonka - Perceived Family Support, Exposure to Community Violence, and Prenatal Attachment among Low-Income Pregnant Women.

Clinical Psychology Department Honorable Mention

  • Ednalice Pagan-Romney - A Cross-Cultural Examination of the Psychological Distress of Infertility.

ISPP Legacy Scholars

This fall, the Clinical Psychology program welcomes our fourth class of ISPP Legacy Scholars. The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP) at Argosy University, Chicago started in 1976 as one of the first independent PsyD programs in the country. ISPP received APA accreditation in 1985, became the American School of Professional Psychology in 1987, and was a founding institution of Argosy University in 2001. The ISPP Legacy Scholars Program celebrates our legacy as an institution dedicated to top quality training of scholar-practitioners.

This scholarship is offered to a select group of students in the entering PsyD class, and is based on faculty determinations of an applicant’s qualifications, skills, and potential for success in our PsyD program. This honors program provides a 25% reduction in tuition across the duration of the program. Additionally, ISPP scholars participate in a monthly seminar designed especially for them, the Critical Dialogues in Psychology seminar. We congratulate these first year students on their outstanding achievement: Annemarie Baldauf, Inna Fatkins, Kayla Sivesend, and Ross VanderKlok.

Kudos to Students and Faculty:

  • Congratulations to Dr. Neal Rubin who is serving as the Division 52 (International Psychology) President.
  • Congratulations to PsyD students Jenna Stowell and Hillary Wildt who both have articles featured in the International Psychology Bulletin (Vol. 16, No. 1) Winter 2012 issue.

Study Abroad Programs

In 2012, there are three study abroad programs being offered. For more information on any of these programs, please contact Dr. Andrew Suth (asuth@argosy.edu)

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Cognitive and Affective Processes of Behavior
  • Assessment and Treatment of Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations

    Oslo, Norway

  • Special Topics: Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Everyday Functioning and International Neuropsychology Conference

    Berlin, Germany and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Existential Psychology