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Letter from the Dean

A Message to Prospective Students,

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (GSPP), where students have studied to become doctoral-level clinical psychologists since 1991. Our Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the *Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), and our next accreditation review is scheduled for 2019. Following a practitioner-scholar model of training in both our PsyD and Master of Arts (MA) programs, we place a strong emphasis on preparing students to practice as clinical psychologists who serve the behavioral healthcare needs of those in their communities. Our practitioner-focused faculty, combined with the wide array of field training sites available throughout metropolitan Atlanta, provides an outstanding opportunity for students to gain the knowledge, skills and values they need to practice as effective clinical psychologists.

Our goal is to prepare students to practice as clinical psychologists who contribute to the profession and to their communities—and who make a difference in the lives of others. This goal cannot be achieved in the classroom alone. Our faculty members know what it takes to become a competent practitioner in clinical psychology, and they are committed to guiding and mentoring our students toward this goal. Students complete their practicum and internship training at sites where supervisors share our commitment to excellence in training and student development. At GSPP, we work to build relationships with our students that move them toward becoming part of a profession—not just earning a doctoral degree. We believe our graduates’ success as emerging career psychologists speaks to our success in doing so.

The information on our web site will tell you more about what our programs have to offer for students interested in pursuing clinical psychology as their career. Healthcare systems today in the United States demand competent service providers who can meet the demands of clinical practice. Clinical psychologists must demonstrate sound assessment and treatment skills that are grounded in empirical research and the science of psychology. They must also demonstrate the knowledge and appreciation of individual and cultural differences needed to work with diverse clientele, and the competency, professionalism and ethical practice that reflect the standards of our profession. The PsyD program emphasizes the development of these competencies in our students—through sound generalist training afforded by our core curriculum, opportunity for focused study in program concentrations and emerging emphasis in areas such as child abuse, trauma therapy and working within integrated healthcare settings. We believe that our programs provide the kind of training that prepares students to succeed in a rewarding and challenging profession.

Please let us know if you have specific questions about the Clinical Psychology programs at GSPP—or if you’d like to learn more in general about professional training in clinical psychology. We look forward to hearing from you.


Timothy C. Brown, Ph.D. Program Dean
Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328

*The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: Web: