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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