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Specializes in Assessment and Intervention with Young Children
Specializes in Assessment and Intervention with Young Children

Jennifer Stapel
1998, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Georgia School of Professional Psychology*
Associate Professor at Emory University

“After considering several programs, I felt the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology degree would best suit my career goals.”

Dr. Jennifer Stapel has always loved children—especially infants and toddlers. This passion drove her to pursue a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree. She began her career path during an internship at Miami Children’s Hospital, where she focused on pediatric behavioral medicine and neurodevelopmental disabilities. “I then sought and completed a competitive postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Marcus Center/Emory University postdoctoral fellowship program. My early career focused on teaching, training, and clinical work with children with developmental disabilities. I conducted neuropsychological assessment, infant and toddler assessment and intervention, and [served as a] pediatric consultation liaison,” said Stapel.

Today, she’s an associate professor in the Division of Autism and Related Disorders within the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, as well as the director of the Infant Toddler Community Outreach Core at the Marcus Autism Center. Stapel earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology (now the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University) in 1998. She chose the school because of its programs and alignment with her professional aspirations.

The first five years of her career as a psychologist were spent working as a full-time clinician and program director at the Marcus Center, while also teaching as an adjunct professor at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and training as an instructor and assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine. “I then accepted a position as a full time assistant professor at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and maintained a clinical practice at the Marcus Center assessing infants and toddlers. I spent seven years teaching and was promoted to [the position of associate professor],” said Stapel.

During this time, Dr. Stapel continued her part time clinical work and established a private practice focused on neurodevelopmental assessment. She participated in departmental and institutional committees and served on committees and the board of directors for the Georgia Psychological Association—including positions as president elect, president and past president.

Her specialization is in assessment and intervention with young children, neurodevelopmental disorders, and consultation/liaison in multiple systems of care. Stapel’s current research focus is as an investigator on a National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence/National Institute of Mental Health study on “Mobilizing Community Systems.” She’s also served as the principal investigator on several community-based grants that address early screening and intervention of infants and toddlers at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Stapel is currently leading several outreach efforts to build a community-viable healthcare system for infants and toddlers. She is the principal investigator and one of the key leaders behind a prevention and public health effort for all children called “Talk With Me Baby.”

She’s contributed to numerous publications and her recent honors include earning the Georgia Psychological Association’s 2014 Innovations in Teaching Award and the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine 2015 Richard W. Morrell Community Commitment Award.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Atlanta, 980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328. ©2016 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/577 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

* Now the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

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Provides Individual and Group Psychotherapy to Diverse Veteran Populations
Provides Individual and Group Psychotherapy to Diverse Veteran Populations

Tanja Ketisch
2014, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
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.”

Provides Individual 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 skills.”

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 Association.

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.”

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Atlanta, 980 Hammond Drive, 100, Atlanta, GA 30328. ©2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/577 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Join us at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) 63rd Annual Meeting
Join us at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) 63rd Annual Meeting

Join us at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) 63rd Annual Meeting

Date: March 8 – 11, 2017

Location: The Grand Hyatt, Atlanta, GA

The Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University will be on site and available to discuss the Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology programs.

The school will also be hosting an alumni event and panel for incoming students.

To RSVP or to request accommodations in connection with this event, please contact Jennifer Butner at (770) 407-1008 or jbutener@argosy.edu.

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Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Students Participate at Georgia Psychological Association's Mind/Body Health Fair
Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Students Participate at Georgia Psychological Association's Mind/Body Health Fair

Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University students participated in the Georgia Psychological Association's (GPA) Mind/Body Health Fair on the grounds of the state capitol on Wednesday, February 5. The purpose of the fair, according to GPA, is to "educate legislators, their staff and the general public about the role that psychology plays in people’s lives" and the event also provides an opportunity for psychologists to advocate for the profession.

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Upcoming Events

APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: TIPS FOR APPLICANTS IN THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF U.S. HEALTHCARE

APPLYING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: TIPS FOR APPLICANTS IN THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF U.S. HEALTHCARE

WHAT: OPEN HOUSE EVENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017 | 12:30 PM

WHERE: GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (GSPP) AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
980 HAMMOND DRIVE, SUITE 100 | ATLANTA, GA 30328

PRESENTER: DR. LORI R. MUSKAT

Please join us at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University for this informative session titled, “Applying to Graduate School in Clinical Psychology: Tips for Applicants in the Changing Landscape of U.S. Healthcare”. The session will be presented by Dr. Lori R. Muskat who will be joined by other GSPP faculty members.

Dr. Lori R. Muskat earned a PhD at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an APA-approved internship at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York University Medical Center, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. Prior to joining the faculty of the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, at Argosy University, Dr. Muskat provided clinical training and direct service at the Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders of the University of Georgia. She also served as the Associate Director of Eagle Hill Diagnostic Clinic, located in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Muskat teaches Cognitive Assessment, Child and Adolescent Assessment, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations, Diagnostic Seminar, and Advanced Seminar in Psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include: neuropsychological assessment; differential diagnosis of learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and psychiatric conditions; psychotherapy; higher education disability consulting; working with diverse populations; and diversity training.

Refreshments will be served

TO REGISTER FOR THIS INFORMATION SESSION, CONTACT:

Jennifer Butner, Director of Clinical Admissions
Phone: 770.407.1008 | Email: jbutner@argosy.edu

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 888.671.4777.

GSPP, Atlanta offers an APA accredited Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology* (PsyD) and is committed to offering opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students of diverse backgrounds and training.

*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: apaaccred@apa.org / Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

Argosy University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, www.wscuc.org). Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Atlanta, 980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu | AU-101720

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/577 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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OPEN HOUSE EVENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

PERSPECTIVES ON THE PsyD AND PhD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
WHAT: OPEN HOUSE EVENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 | 12:30 PM
WHERE: GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (GSPP) AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY


980 HAMMOND DRIVE, SUITE 100 | ATLANTA, GA 30328
PRESENTER: DR. TIMOTHY BROWN, PROGRAM DEAN


Please join us to gain perspective on the differences between the PhD and PsyD in clinical psychology and how GSPP is preparing its students for careers in behavioral health care. Refreshments will be served.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS INFORMATION SESSION, CONTACT:
Jennifer Butner, Director of Clinical Admissions
Phone: 770.407.1008 | Email: jbutner@argosy.edu


To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 888.671.4777.

GSPP offers an APA accredited Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology* (PsyD) and is committed to offering opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students of diverse backgrounds and training.


GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100 | Atlanta, GA 30328
770.671.1200 | 888.671.4777 | GSPPAtlanta.com


*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: apaaccred@apa.org / Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation. Argosy University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, www.wscuc.org). Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Atlanta, 980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu | AU-051704


See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/577 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE PsyD AND PhD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE - Atlanta

WHAT: OPEN HOUSE EVENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 | 12:00 PM
WHERE: GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
(GSPP) AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
980 HAMMOND DRIVE, SUITE 100 | ATLANTA, GA 30328

PRESENTER: DR. TIMOTHY BROWN, PROGRAM DEAN
Please join us to gain perspective on the differences between the PhD and PsyD in clinical psychology and how GSPP is preparing its students for careers in behavioral health care.

Refreshments will be served.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS INFORMATION SESSION, CONTACT:
Jennifer Butner, Director of Clinical Admissions
Phone: 770.407.1008 | Email: jbutner@argosy.edu

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 888.671.4777.

GSPP, Atlanta offers an APA accredited Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology* (PsyD) and is committed to offering opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students of diverse backgrounds and training.

GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100 | Atlanta, GA 30328
770.671.1200 | 888.671.4777 | GSPPAtlanta.com

*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: apaaccred@apa.org / Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation. Argosy University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, www.wscuc.org). Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Atlanta, 980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu | AU-051704

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/577 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Join us at SEPA for networking, coffee & dessert on Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is proud to sponsor an evening of networking (with complimentary coffee and dessert) at the Southeastern Psychological Association 63rd annual meeting. The networking event will take place Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 7 - 9 pm at the event (being held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta).


For more information or to request accommodations in connection with this event, please contact Jennifer Butner at jbutner@argosy.edu or 770.407.1008.


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