Child & Adolescent Psychology
The Child & Adolescent Psychology concentration is designed to acquaint doctoral degree program students with basic intervention and assessment approaches to a range of child and adolescent populations. Graduates with the concentration will understand basic principles of assessment and intervention as they are applied to clinically and culturally diverse child and adolescent populations.
The Forensic Psychology concentration is designed to acquaint students with major areas in which law and psychology interact. The goal of the program is to familiarize students with the application of child and adult assessment techniques to both criminal and civil cases, as well as to the emerging area of testing for the hiring of police and governmental law enforcement personnel.
Students graduating with the PsyD in Clinical Psychology degree program and with the Forensic Psychology concentration will be eligible for licensure as clinical psychologists. For this reason, the Argosy University, Orange County PsyD in Clinical Psychology degree program has retained the elements of the curriculum that are essential to educating and training future psychologists.
- Graduates with the concentration will understand selected fundamental principles in assessment of individuals involved in both criminal justice and civil legal proceedings.
- Graduates will become familiar with topics of emerging significance in the areas of suitability assessments of police and governmental personnel.
- Graduates will be conversant with the role of diverse background factors in the assessment of forensic related populations.