2014, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical
Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Clinical Psychologist at Atlanta VA Medical Center
“[The school’s] generalist program provides training in all
competencies of the profession. [During my] internship, my supervisors noted my
well-rounded abilities and in-depth skills.”
and Group Psychotherapy to Diverse Veteran Populations
Dr. Tanja Ketisch took a non-traditional path to a psychology career. She
worked as a clinical laboratory scientist for 13 years before going back to
school to study psychology. Ketisch earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical
Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy
University in 2014.
Ketisch is a United States Air Force Reserve veteran with 14 years of service.
During her time in the military, she received two Air Force Commendation
Medals, an Air Force Achievement Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, an Air Force Longevity Service Medal and
two Armed Forces Reserve Medals.
Her military service led to a position at the Atlanta VA Medical
Center, where she works as a clinical psychologist. “[I deliver] evidenced-based
individual and group psychotherapy to diverse veteran populations, conduct
psychosocial assessments and complete intake assessment reports,” she said.
Ketisch also completes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) assessments using
the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale. Her work also involves conducting suicide
risk assessments and providing crisis intervention. She works closely with her
Veterans to develop individualized, strength-based recovery and treatment plans
in order to offer them the best care.
Ketisch chose to attend Argosy University, Atlanta because
she sought a career focused on human interaction. “I was looking for a new
career where I could still help others and experience a more direct interaction
with patients,” she stated. “That is why I decided to pursue a degree in psychology.
I chose Argosy University because of the practitioner-scholar model of training
and because I wanted a more practical approach to learning the profession.”
She appreciated the wide range of therapeutic approaches and assessment courses
available at Argosy University. “I feel that the generalist program provides
training in all competencies of the profession,” she added. “[During my]
internship, my supervisors noted my well-rounded abilities and in-depth
She’s proud to have published an article and two book
reviews in the American Journal of Family
Therapy. Ketisch is also a member of the American Psychological
Ketisch added that the faculty of Argosy University were helpful and
professional experts who made themselves available outside of the classroom to
assist students. She adds that current students should draw on their strengths
and not be afraid to ask for help. “Having a strong support network both in and
out of the school environment is imperative,” she said. “Working together as a
team throughout schooling was crucial.”
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