Argosy University Programs

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

We are committed to training psychologists who will have a positive impact on the world and on the field of psychology. We believe in high standards, faculty mentorship, and opportunities to learn while you practice with experienced supervisors in the field

Research-Based Practice

Our practitioner-scholar model of training integrates sound scientific theory with the development of the skills and values needed to be a clinical psychologist

Diversity

Diversity training and developing multicultural competence are foundational in our model. Diversity is a core competency in our programs, and we strive for a diverse faculty and student body.

Unique Programs and Faculty

The culture and community of each of our programs is unique.

Our expert faculty serve as mentors, role models, and collaborators. Their guidance enables you to establish and develop your unique identity as a professional clinical psychologist.

  • Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Atlanta

    The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1994. Following a "practitioner-scholar" model of training, our PsyD program emphasizes acquisition of knowledge and skills as a clinical psychologist that is grounded firmly in the theoretical constructs and empirical findings of psychology. Given a growing range of training options in the mental health professions, this solid foundation in the discipline of psychology is a key element of our doctoral program.

    The Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Atlanta degree program is designed to provide students with well-rounded generalist training in clinical psychology, along with opportunities to pursue concentrated study in Child and Adolescent Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Health Psychology. The program involves a 98 credit-hour curriculum over a five-year period, including the internship year. Our two-year practicum training sequence involves both a diagnostic and assessment practicum and a therapy practicum. Our practicum training sites are developed and coordinated by the program’s training office and include a range of clinical settings throughout the metro-Atlanta area. These sites include community mental health centers, private practice offices, schools, hospitals, VA medical centers, university counseling centers, and neuro-rehabilitation centers. Our students have consistently achieved placement in predoctoral internships sites that are accredited by APA and/or the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Alumni of the PsyD program have pursued various career paths in clinical psychology, including work in a wide array of clinical settings, academic institutions, and private practice.

    The research component of our doctoral program prepares students to anchor their work as clinical psychologists firmly in the empirical methods and findings of psychology. As such, our students are taught to critically evaluate theoretical and clinical propositions in light of the current professional literature. To demonstrate doctoral-level aptitude for scholarly work, students must complete a formal Clinical Research Project that addresses a research question relevant to clinical practice either through a critical review of the literature or an empirical research study.

    Our faculty members’ clinical and research interests expose students to diverse theoretical perspectives within the field of clinical psychology. Faculty members are actively engaged in clinical practice, providing direct treatment services and/or consultation and supervision. The faculty’s involvement in these professional activities informs the teaching, clinical supervision, and research guidance offered to our students.

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  • Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago

    We are proud of the academic excellence our Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program has to offer, building on over three decades of experience teaching and training clinical psychologists

    Our diverse and distinguished faculty teach from experience in their many and varied areas of concentration. Students are closely mentored while working at Chicago’s numerous hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies in outstanding practicum experiences. Our faculty actively engages in the local and international community through their work. Since 1987, a centerpiece of our doctoral curriculum has been our required Personal and Professional Development (PPD) course, an experiential learning model in a group format that emphasizes students ‘personal and interpersonal development as the focus of the class. We encourage a deep commitment to personal growth throughout the curriculum, especially with respect to learning about social and cultural differences. At Argosy University, Chicago, we focus on preparing reflective clinical psychologists through academic and experiential rigor, theoretical pluralism, and close mentoring relationships with outstanding faculty.

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  • Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Dallas

    Our diverse and distinguished faculty teach from expertise in their area of concentration. To gain outstanding practica experiences, students are closely mentored while working at hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies. Faculty and alumni embrace this spirit through their services, as well. Dr. Tim Branaman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, exemplifies this through more than 25 years of clinical experience leading tohis service on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and appointment as chair of the TSBEP in Marh 2010.

    The moment you begin your experience in the Dallas PsyD program, you will notice the positive energy that our students and faculty inject into their learning environment. This results in a high level of work production and an academic standard of excellence that we feel is essential to the integrity of our program.

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  • Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Hawaii

    Our diverse and distinguished faculty teach from experience in their areas of concentration. To gain outstanding practica experiences, students are closely mentored while working at Hawai`i’s hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies. This spirit is exemplified by Dr. Patrick Kamakawiwo`ole through his work as the Director of Internship and Consortium Training for the Clinical Psychology program.

    The moment you begin your experience in the Hawai`i PsyD program, you will notice the positive energy that our students and faculty inject into their learning environment. This results in a high level of work production and an academic standard of excellence that we feel is essential to the integrity of our program.

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  • American School of Professional Psychology-Southern California at Argosy, University, Orange County

    The strengths of our American Psychological Association accredited PsyD program lie in the diversity of our core and adjunct faculty’s clinical work in the community, and written publications and presentations at professional conferences. Through our faculty’s expertise, our concentrations in Forensic Psychology and Child & Adolescent Psychology, and small classes, students have the opportunity to absorb knowledge based on real-world experiences. Students are closely mentored while working at Orange and surrounding County’s numerous hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies for outstanding practical experiences. Dr.Brian W. Kelley exemplifies the success of our graduates through his current clinical appointment at the Barrow Neurological Institute as a Clinical Neuropsychology Resident.

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  • Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Phoenix

    Our clinical psychology doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). In 2011, the APA extended our accreditation for an additional 7-years. The moment you begin your experience within our PsyD program here at our Phoenix campus, you will notice the positive energy that our students and faculty bring to our learning environment.

    The strength of our PsyD program lies in our committment to student learning and mentoring, our diversity among faculty and student body, and our focus on clinical practice. Our practicum training opportunities cover a wide range of training opportunities. Students can gain training experience at state psychiatric facilities, mental health clinics, VA hospitals, forensic sites, child and adolescent facilities, and group based private practice settings. Our faculty devote part of their time to the practice of psychology and have various areas of expertise. Classroom experiences allow students the opportunity to develop a strong knowledge base of theory and research but, more importantly, how to translate this knowledge into professional practice. The central goal of our program is to establish an academic standard of excellence essential to the integrity of our program and to prepare competent, valuable contributors in the field.

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  • American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area

    The strength of our PsyD program lies in our diversity, the expertise of our faculty, and in our commitment to students’ professional development. The San Francisco Bay Area PsyD faculty possesses the knowledge and experience to provide students the opportunity to develop a strong grounding in theory, research and professional practice, all designed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society.

    Our students are closely mentored in developing their professional identity through coursework and through clinical work at the Bay Area’s numerous practicum and internship settings. Students on our campus benefit from our involvement in the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC; www.bapic.info BAPIC is a partnership between Bay Area practicum agencies and doctoral psychology programs that centralizes practicum training information and streamlines the practicum application process for students. Our clinical training settings include a range of opportunities in local hospitals, schools, community clinics and social service agencies.

    Our faculty are actively engaged in the field of professional psychology locally, regionally, and nationally, and serve to inspire the same engagement in our students. We believe in developing leaders in healthcare and beyond, and have designed our PsyD in Clinical Psychology program to provide you the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for you to make a difference.

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  • Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg

    Our diverse and distinguished faculty teach from experience in their areas of concentration as well as their broad training as clinical psychologists. Many of our faculty are leaders in their field both as clinicians and scholars. For example, Dr. Rhonda Goldman, Associate Professor and core faculty member of clinical psychology program, is both a locally practicing clinical psychologist and has presented internationally and published 3 books in the area of Emotion Focused Therapy in the past 5 years. Dr Goldman was also recently awarded the Carmi Harari Early Career Award by the Society of Humanistic Psychology, division 32 of the American Psychology Association, for her research, scholarship and writing in the area of Emotion Focused Therapy.

    To achieve excellent practica experiences, students are closely mentored while working at the Chicagoland's numerous hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies. Argosy University, Schaumburg alumni continue to exemplify this spirit beyond their education. For example, Dr. Alanna Kessler provides consultation to a number of multidisciplinary clinics at a children's hospital in her community, and Dr. Julie Guay participates in events with organizations such as the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society.

    The moment you begin your experience in the Schaumburg PsyD program, you will notice the positive energy and commitment to service that our students and faculty inject into their learning environment. This results in an engaged student body and an academic standard of excellence that we feel is essential to the integrity of our program.

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  • Washington School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Seattle

    Our diverse and distinguished faculty teach from experience in their areas of expertise. To achieve outstanding practica experiences, students are closely mentored while working at Seattle’s numerous hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies.

    The moment you begin your experience in the Seattle PsyD program, you will notice the positive energy that our students and faculty inject into their learning environment. This results in a high level of work production and an academic standard of excellence that we feel is essential to the integrity of our program. Strengths of our program lie in the available concentrations we offer, including neuropsychology and intercultural psychology, as well as our in-depth training in diverse theories of psychotherapy.

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  • Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Tampa

    Our diverse and distinguished faculty have practical experiences that enrich the teaching and training provided to students. Students receive training in outstanding practica experiences working at the numerous hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies in the Tampa area. Our faculty actively engage in the local and international community through their work. Alumna Dr. Kristen Hudacek exemplifies this spirit through collaborative efforts with community mental health agencies and state hospitals serving mentally ill individuals in the criminal justice system.

    The moment you begin your experience in the Tampa PsyD program, you will notice the positive energy that our students and faculty inject into their learning environment. This results in a high level of work production and an academic standard of excellence that we feel is essential to the integrity of our program.

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  • Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Twin Cities

    Being the only APA accredited PsyD program in Clinical Psychology in the sate of Minnesota, our diverse and distinguished faculty teach from their expertise coupled with hands-on clinical and academic experiences. To achieve outstanding practica experiences, students are closely mentored while working at Twin Cities’ numerous hospitals, schools, clinics and social service agencies. Our Training Department exemplifies this spirit by thoroughly assessing students’ interests and goodness of fit with each site.

    The moment you begin your experience in the Twin Cities PsyD program, you will notice the collegial and cohesive energy among our faculty. Our mission is to provide excellent education so that our students contribute back to the enchancement of the field of psychology. This results in an academic standard of excellence that we feel is essential to the integrity of our program. All of our faculty members also specialize in research and/or treatment of various diverse populations as the appreciation of multiculturalism is a priority for the program.

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  • American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, DC

    We are proud of the academic excellence our Washington DC Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program has to offer.

    Students here have the opportunity to learn from faculty members who have distinguished themselves in advanced areas of scholarship and practice encompassing cognitive behavioral therapy, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, eating disorders, cultural and racial diversity issues, and the integrative approach to psychotherapy. Students are closely mentored by faculty dedicated to the training of future psychologists throughout their practicum and internship experiences. Dr. Nahid Aziz exemplifies this spirit through her commitment to raise awareness of Afghan women's mental health issues and human rights.

    In 2009, Argosy University, Washington DC received the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Award for Innovation in Psychology Education. In collaboration with the Practice Directorate of the American Psychological Association and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, we developed a pilot program which has served as both an advanced practicum for our students and the model for a new and integrated Parent Coordination Program for the DC Superior Court system.

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