Hawai’i Clinical Psychology: PsyD Degree Program

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program at the Hawai'i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1998. In 2011, the APA extended our accreditation for an additional five years.

Our PsyD degree program in Hawai’i is built to prepare graduates for both contemporary and emerging roles in the practice of professional psychology. This program is one of only two clinical psychology doctoral programs in Hawai'i, and the only one designed to produce practitioners. This graduate program is critically important in its role of developing psychologists who can address the mental health needs of the state and the greater Pacific Rim.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Hawai’i 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 does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Argosy University.

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Program Goals and Objectives

Specific program outcomes of Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology degree program at the Hawai'i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University include the following.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundational information of clinical psychology during relevant courses and practicum, by restating, describing, and explaining that information, through activities and assignments and examinations.
  • Students will deliver assessment and diagnostic services in a manner consistent with professional and ethical standards by effectively assessing and conceptualizing the strengths and problems of diverse clients through a variety of appropriate assessment techniques and accurately communicating findings in a professional manner.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to consider, judge, select, and apply appropriate psycho therapeutic techniques during relevant courses and practicum by comparing and contrasting therapeutic options, defending and critiquing their selections, and implementing their choices appropriately with diverse clients.
  • Students will demonstrate the abilities to articulate and generalize theories of consultation and apply them ethically and appropriately to a variety of diverse individuals, groups, and/or organizations.
  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge of and competence in addressing the needs, values, and experiences of people from diverse, under served, or marginalized sub-populations during relevant courses and practicum by recognizing and distinguishing people from such sub-populations, differentiating their experiences, and prioritizing their needs.
  • In support of their lifelong learning, students will demonstrate the ability to critique, draw conclusions from, and apply clinically the existing and evolving body of knowledge and methods in the practice and science of psychology.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding and correct application of the APA Code of Ethics as that code applies to themselves and to other professionals during all interactions with students, staff, and faculty, and in all courses and practicum by anticipating ethical dilemmas, considering potential solutions, and initiating consultation as needed to create ethical solutions.