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  • In the Fall, 2012, the program will be launching a pre-doctoral internship consortium. Dr. Mark MacMillin, the Director of the Argosy University Therapeutic Assessment and Psychotherapy Services (AUTAPS), will assume the directorship of the Southern California Internship Consortium, where select Argosy University pre-doctoral internship students will complete their fifth year of training. Particpating sites include AUTAPS and The Psychological Services Center at Saddleback Community College.
  • The program hosts a year long lecture series on the campus, entitled “The Life-long Learning Initiative.” The series consists of both faculty and outside speakers, symposiums, and grand rounds. Several presentations are hosted in partnership with the Orange County Psychological Association. Examples of recent presentations include:
    • Cultural Competencies and Therapy
    • Attachment and Depression in Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
    • Positive Psychology
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder and Borderline Persoanlity: Distinct diagnostic entities or epiphenomena
    • The Relevance and Utility of Using Object Relations and Developmental Perspectives in Training Students Working with Non-reflective Patients in Non-analytic Settings
  • At the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual conference in August, 2012, Dr. Tobin will be presenting a poster for Division 2 (The Teaching of Psychology) that conceptualizes a model of critical thinking focusing on dispositional and attitudinal components central to self-experience. Additionally, at the APA conference Dr. Tobin will present an original paper for Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) in which he outlines an approach to clinical supervision that seeks to engender in the supervisee an attitudinal and behavioral shift from “ordinary” (i.e., phenomena related to social convention) to “extraordinary” experience.
  • Drs. Parekh, Bruss, and Lopez presented a poster at the 2012 annual winter meeting of the National Schools of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) in New Orleans entitled: Examining the Effectiveness of Intensive Internship Preparation.