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Clinical Psychology – PsyD Programs (Doctor of Psychology)

Our clinical psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). In 2008, APA granted the program accreditation for 7 years.

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology degree program has been designed to educate and train students so that they may eventually be able to function effectively as clinical psychologists. To ensure that students are prepared adequately, the curriculum is designed to provide for the meaningful integration of theory, science, training and practice. The clinical psychology program at the American School of Professional Psychology–Southern California at Argosy University Orange County is designed to emphasize the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills essential in the formation of professional psychologists who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. Specific objectives of the program include the following:

  • The training of practitioners capable of delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services effectively to diverse populations of clients in need of such treatment.
  • The preparation of practitioners capable of evaluating and utilizing the evolving knowledge base and methodologies of psychology to practice in an evidence based manner, to engage in scholarship, and to develop critical thinking skills.
  • The development of mental health practitioners who understand the biological, psychological and sociological bases of human functioning.
  • The development of an attitude and commitment toward lifelong learning.
  • The preparation of mental health practitioners capable of expanding the role of psychologists within society.
  • The education of psychologists capable of working with other disciplines as part of a professional team.