Hawai’i Clinical Psychology PsyD Degree Program

Following the practitioner-scholar and Local Clinical Scientist models of training, the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MA) degree program at Hawai'i School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (HSPP) is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in basic psychology, as well as a strong clinical orientation and skills in psychological assessment. The MA program in Honolulu is built as both a terminal degree and as a degree for those who subsequently plan to pursue doctoral study in clinical psychology.

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Program Goals and Objectives

Specific program outcomes of the Master of Arts (MA) 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 demonstrate the ability to consider, judge, select, and apply appropriate psychotherapeutic 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 their knowledge of and competence in addressing the needs, values, and experiences of people from diverse, underserved, or marginalized subpopulations during relevant courses and practicum by recognizing and distinguishing people from such subpopulations, 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.