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Clinical Psychology Programs

Our Clinical Psychology programs are designed to prepare practitioner-scholars whose scientific, theoretical and practical foundations enable them to meet the challenges of the diverse settings, populations and communities in which they serve.

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For transcripts and education verifications, please contact Dr. Christy McAfeeat 714 620-3757

Personal And Professional Preparation

The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California is located in Orange, California, minutes from major freeways and less than an hour away from Los Angeles, Long Beach and Riverside. We are proud to offer a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, with both programs encouraging personal and professional growth while providing opportunities for faculty mentorship and supervised training experiences in the field.

American Psychological Association

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California 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.

Training Sites

Our students are placed in clinical field sites according to their individual interests and needs, and, over the years, we have established connections with a number of regional organizations. Approved sites may include agencies such as:

  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Schools & College Campus Counseling Centers
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Residential Treatment Centers
  • Court-ordered Programs
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Medical Centers
  • Correctional Facilities

Highlights

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California Celebrates Dr. Marc Lubin
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California Celebrates Dr. Marc Lubin
 
The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California recently held a luncheon in honor of Dr. Marc Lubin. Lubin, who had dedicated 40 years of service to the university, retired from his full-time position last year.

Marc Lubin, PhD is a Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California (ASPP, Southern California).
Dr. Lubin received his PhD from the Committee on Human Development in Clinical Psychology at the University of Chicago in 1968. He went on to complete his initial postdoctoral fellowship in Chicago at Michael Reese Hospital in 1969, and then completed an advanced postdoctoral fellowship and then a staff member position at the Austen Riggs Center in Massachusetts.

During that time he was able to attend small seminars with Erik Erikson and other senior psychoanalysts as part of his training and ongoing staff role. He then returned to Chicago in 1973 to become a teacher-psychologist at the Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago and worked with severely disturbed children as a classroom teacher.

At that time, his focus was on both teaching emotionally disturbed children and observing the positive impact of milieu therapy on the patients at the School, which had been founded by Bruno Bettelheim. Shortly before leaving the Orthogenic School in 1977, he began teaching at the first pre-Argosy University program that began in 1976, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, as well as privately consulting to teachers and therapists. He also started and has maintained a private clinical practice since 1978. After serving as Faculty Chair, Dean of Faculty, and Campus Dean at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago in his 25 years at that institution, he joined the new ASPP, Southern California initially as Dean of Psychology and Psy.D. Program Chair in 2002. He resigned from his administrative posts in 2006 to become a full time core faculty member.

Over his over 40 years of clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Lubin has maintained a strong interest in both psychotherapy and in the teaching of psychotherapy to doctoral students.

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Orange County’s Dr. Gary Bruss to Speak at UC Irvine
Orange County’s Dr. Gary Bruss to Speak at UC Irvine

Dr. Gary Bruss, program dean and associate professor for clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California will speak with a post baccalaureate class at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) about “Career Pathways in Psychology.” The lecture will take place at UCI on February 21, 2017.

Dr. Bruss holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University, a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Illinois State University, and a bachelor of arts from Ohio State University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and spent an additional nine years as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at a Pennsylvania hospital where he functioned as a teacher, clinician, and researcher.

He also held the position of associate director of the Acute Inpatient Psychiatry Unit for several years. His clinical research background includes working as an associate in the Dave Garroway Laboratory for the Study of Depression. Dr. Bruss has published and presented his findings at several national scientific conferences. He also held an appointment as a clinical assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

His professional experience includes work as a psychotherapist, psychodiagnostician, and consultant. Dr. Bruss’ interests include psychopathology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychological testing, and infertility medicine. He joined Argosy University in 2001, and has served the program in an administrative and teaching capacity since that time.


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Understanding the Psychological Dynamics of Modern Love Relationships: The Paradigm of "The Erotic Hinge" and Its Clinical Utility
Understanding the Psychological Dynamics of Modern Love Relationships: The Paradigm of "The Erotic Hinge" and Its Clinical Utility

Sponsored by the Orange County Psychological Association

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Argosy University, Orange County  

601 South Lewis Street, Orange, CA

 

**To register to attend this workshop, please contact Dr. Andy Schwartz at 949-588-5984 or at drpalndrome@aol.com; CEU's for mental health clinicians have been approved for this workshop**

 

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 714.620.3738.

 

Description

While divorce rates continue to be high, the modern couple is challenged by a host of social and technological factors that negatively impact the maintenance of long-term, healthy romantic relationships.  The alarming rise of internet pornography use, the proliferation of "hook -up" apps, an emerging "sugar-daddy" subculture, and increasing rates of infidelity for both men and women are significant cultural trends that exist against the backdrop of ever-changing gender roles and what some characterize as the gradually diminishing relevance of marriage. Are traditional notions of "love" literally fading away in this apocalyptic cauldron, leaving the human heart largely incapable of or even invested in the integration of physical and emotional intimacy with one partner for the long haul?  In this workshop, I draw from classical analytic theory to articulate a structure for heterosexual romantic love that organizes male and female partners into viable revisions of Freud's "phallic position" and his notion of female psychic-sexual development.  The modern couple's capacity to attain this structure (what I call the "Erotic Hinge") is protective against the many contemporary challenges of love relationships. The Erotic Hinge has served as a useful tool in my clinical practice for individuals and couples seeking to overcome repetitive enactments, "maternalizing" dynamics, role diffusion, narcissistic and co-dependent tendencies, diminishment of sexual and emotional intimacy, and infidelity. 

 

About Dr. Tobin

Dr. Tobin is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California (ASPP, Southern California) where he teaches courses in psychoanalytic theory and technique, adult psychopathology, couple/family therapy, and group therapy. He also supervises doctoral candidates at the Argosy University Therapeutic Assessment and Psychotherapy Service (AUTAPS).

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Argosy University honored in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities
Argosy University honored in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities

ORANGE, CALIF. (Jan. 12, 2017) – Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Argosy University, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, with the designation of a Top School in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

 

Now in its tenth year of publishing the Guide, MAE&T evaluated institutions on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.

 

“MAE&T’s Guide to Colleges and Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor-in-chief.

 

Students have access to the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.

 

“There are many different variables by which you could evaluate an institution, but we focus on the best practices that have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups. These best practices assure students that they have a high chance of success and support at their school of choice,” said Fodel. “That’s why we consider our survey to be the most detailed and informative in the industry.”

 

Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE&T’s 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition.

 

About Argosy University
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. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu   

 

See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

 

About Military Advanced Education & Transition

Military Advanced Education & Transition (www.mae-kmi.com) is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.

Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. MAE&T serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the servicemembers they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE&T’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, servicemember, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports.

 

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