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Argosy University, Washington DC Graduates 100th Intern

The Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium (MAIC) of the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington DC graduated its 100th clinical psychology intern last month in a campus ceremony and celebration.

MAIC is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), an organization which assists psychology graduate students seeking quality internship and postdoctoral training and assists psychology training programs to find the highest quality applicants.

Under the leadership of Consortium Director Dr. Gayle Norbury, the campus celebrated the achievement with the interns and friends and family of the graduates who participated in the event. “In addition to celebrating our 100th intern, this fall begins the seventh year of MAIC at our campus with 20 interns placed at 12 sites dedicated to excellence in training our doctoral students in the practice of clinical psychology,” says Campus President Dr. David Erekson.

American Psychological Association (APA) holds its Annual Meeting in Washington DC

Twenty-four students and 33 faculty authored or co-authored presentations at the meeting including posters and paper presentations. Joel Monroe was presented with a student paper award through the Psychologists In Independent Practice (Division-42) and Sabine Heisman was presented with a student paper award from the Society for Military Psychology (Division-19). Both students were given plaques and stipends at the convention.

Working for the Prevention of Suicide

Dr. Lawrence Riso gave a keynote address for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on the National Mall on October 29th of 2011. The event raised over $90,000 for suicide prevention and research. Dr. Riso was also interviewed in September of 2011 by Montgomery College Television (MCT Channel 10) about the prevention of suicide on college campuses.

Student Representation in the American Psychological Association

Rosha Hebsur was recently selected to serve on the graduate student committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs.

Promoting Education in Afghanistan

Dr. Nahid Aziz gave two invited talks about her activities to promote education in Afghanistan. She spoke at Johns Hopkins University in October and at Georgetown University in November of 2011.

The Need for More Internships

Dr. Stephen Lally recently discussed the efforts of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) to expand the pool of internships and improve the match rate for students in an article to appear in Training and Education in Professional Psychology. Dr. Lally was the president of NCSPP during 2010.

Lally, S.J., & Paszkiewicz, W.B. (2011). Are there fish in the sea as good as ever came out of it? A response to using the common-pool resource paradigm to resolve the internship imbalance. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.

News from the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology

Dr. Robert Barrett, Chair of the Clinical Psychology Programs was recently elected Chair of the GLBT Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. He will also serve on the Executive Committee of NCSPP for the next two years.