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Concentrations

Child & Family Psychology

The Child & Family Psychology Concentration is designed for students who wish to work with children, adolescents and their families. The primary focus of the concentration is on work with children. The concentration is not designed to develop competency in couples counseling.

Forensic Psychology

The Forensic Psychology concentration offers a broad introduction to the practice of clinical psychology within the judicial system. Students are initially introduced to the legal basis and structure of the role of psychologists in the judicial system and then examine: ethical requirements and practice standards in forensic psychological practice; specific evaluation methodologies and report-writing styles; relationships between law and psychology; and the ways in which psychology interacts with the legal and governmental systems. Further coursework deepens the application of psychology to both assessment and treatment in forensic settings, covering topics such as criminal and civil competencies, expert witness testimony, violence and dangerousness prediction, child custody, forensic distortion, physical and sexual abuse, offender and victim treatment, and others.

Students in this concentration are encouraged to design a CRP that focuses on an area of forensic psychology. When possible, practicum and internship sites should be chosen to support the focus of the concentration.

The Argosy University, Twin Cities Forensic Psychology concentration DOES NOT in and of itself fully prepare graduating students to practice as forensic psychologists. Additional post-doctoral training and supervised clinical experiences are required. The concentration aspires, however, to allow students to begin forensic post-doctoral training with some initial skills in the area.

Health & Neuropsychology

The Health & Neuropsychology concentration is designed for students who wish to practice in a health-care setting and/or plan to work closely with other medical professionals. The concentration is designed to allow a focus on either health psychology or on neuropsychological assessment, depending on the selection of elective coursework and training settings.

Trauma

The Trauma concentration is designed to provide specialized course work and clinical experience in working with victims of trauma. The concentration requires course work on the psychological and neurological impact of different kinds of trauma, as well as the assessment and treatment of individuals who have been impacted by trauma.