Argosy University

Argosy University, Twin Cities Offers Presentations on Graduate Careers in Psychology

EAGAN, MN (Jan. 8, 2012) --   Argosy University, Twin Cities is pleased to host a Graduate Careers in Psychology Day on Friday February 8, 2012, from 9:15 am – 2:15 pm at the university’s campus, located at 1515 Central Parkway  Eagan, MN 55121. The event is designed to provide information about careers in psychology available to those who earn advanced degrees in mental health practice areas. The event is open to undergraduate students and alumni of mental health-related college programs in the Twin Cities area.

This conference will feature the following presentations:

Industrial Organizational Psychology – An Overview
Dr. John Merladet, Ph.D., MBA, ABPP – Board Certified Business, Organizational and Consulting Psychologist and faculty member at Argosy University, Twin Cities and St. Mary’s College

Careers in School-Based Mental Health
Dr. Mark Sander, Psy.D., LP – Senior Clinical Psychologist for Hennepin County and Mental Health Coordinator for Minneapolis Public Schools

Life After Earning a Bachelor’s Degree – Exploring Graduate School and Careers in Psychology
Dr. Mark Carlson, PsyD, LP – Founder, President/CEO, and co-owner of Mental Health Systems, PC (MHS) and Vice President of Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA).

Play Therapy

Erin Leach, M.A., LMFT, RPT – Owner of Minnesota Counseling and Therapy Center and adjunct instructor at Argosy University, Twin Cities.

Private Practice – The Good and the Bad
Dr. Scott Fischer, PhD., LP – Private mental health practitioner

Student Loan Forgiveness in Underserved Areas
Dr. Jolene Wirkus, PsyD, LP – Clinical Psychologist, Southwestern Mental Health Center and member of Crisis Response Team for Southwest Minnesota

Career Opportunities in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Dr. Karie Marsden Gibson, PsyD, LP – Special Agent with the FBI assigned to the International Terrorism, Horn of Africa squad and Primary Coordinator for the Minneapolis Division's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) Program

The event is open to the public. The cost to attend is $15 for Argosy University, Twin Cities students and alumni and $20 for members of the public.

For more information or to register, contact Argosy University, Twin Cities at or 651-846-3300.

About Argosy University

Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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