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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.

We are Non-Profit.

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).

Argosy University LAOC

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.

Argosy University, Orange County

601 South Lewis Street,
Orange, California 92868
Phone: 714-620-3700

Clinical Admissions Director

Argosy University LAOC
Ellen Shiffman
eshiffman@argosy.edu
714-620-3738

For transcripts or enrollment verification, please email auoreg@dcedh.org.

Local 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

News & Events

Orange County Students Present Doctoral Research Projects at APS Conference

Travon Johnson and David Dzhrnazyan, who are working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County, recently presented their doctoral research projects at the 30th annual convention of the Association of Psychological Science (APS). The national conference took place in San Francisco, California in May /2018.

Johnson and Dzhrnazyan are both supervised by Gilly Koritzky, PhD, assistant professor, Argosy University, San Francisco. The students received additional support from faculty members Tica Lopez, PhD; Anindita Ganguly, PhD; Stephen Berger, PhD; and fellow student Alexis Ganz.

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PsyD students Travon Johnson and David Dzhrnazyan presented their doctoral research projects at a national conference

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) students Travon Johnson and David Dzhrnazyan presented their doctoral research projects at a national conference. The 30th annual convention of the Association of Psychological Science (APS) took place in San Francisco, CA, from May 25-28.

Johnson and Dzhrnazyan are both supervised by Assistant Professor Gilly Koritzky, PhD. The two also received support from faculty members Tica Lopez, PhD, Anindita Ganguly, PhD, and Stephen Berger, PhD, as well as from fellow PsyD student Alexis Ganz.

For more information about the conference, please click here.

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Nationally Recognized Expert and Policy Consultant on LGBTQ Issues

Nicholas Grant, Ph.D.
2008, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California
Research Behavioral Health Assessor for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

“The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University provided me with the opportunity to continue working while studying the foundations of clinical psychology that offered flexible scheduling and a convenient location.”

Nationally Recognized Expert and Policy Consultant on LGBTQ Issues

Nicholas Grant is a first-generation college graduate who knew he’d never be labeled as a traditional student. He explored every option for his future and found that each path led him to psychology. He is a research behavioral health assessor for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, where works with the Suicide Care, Prevention & Research (CPR) Initiative, a psychological research lab of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. The Initiative focuses on research in military suicide prevention and emphasizes the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions and programs for service members and dependents.

He chose to attend Argosy University, Orange County because of its convenient location and flexible scheduling. “The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University provided me with the opportunity to continue working while studying the foundations of clinical psychology,” he said. Nicholas earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2008, gaining a foundation of knowledge in clinical practice and research methods.

During his studies, he was motivated to pursue specialized training in research and LGBTQ psychology. “I don’t think I would have been able to go on to enter a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology, had I not had these early experiences,” he added. “The combined benefits of my education have allowed me to pursue both professional work and service in fields that matter the most to me, including working to benefit LGBTQ communities and working with the veteran and military populations.”

Now known as an expert on these topics, Nicholas was awarded a Presidential citation as a Citizen Psychologist from the current President of the American Psychological Association (APA).

His graduate training included a two-year term with the APA Graduate Student’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (APAGS-CSOGD)—an organization with which he now serves as a mentor. He went on to become a member of the APA Health Equity Ambassador Program and now serves as the co-chair for the Public Policy Committee for APA’s Division 44, The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Nicholas completed his clinical/research fellowship in the Veterans’ Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (SDVA)/University of California San Diego Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program focused on LGBTQ mental health. There, he served as the program manager for the nation’s only VA LGBT mental health program and helped to facilitate an “LGBT Expert” evidence-based certification for healthcare providers. Through his fellowship, Nicholas’ work became known to a broader audience and he was invited to take the lead on a textbook chapter on sexual and gender minority military personnel and veterans.

Additionally, he completed an APA William A. Bailey Health and Behavior Congressional Fellow, serving in the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), where he assisted with the Senator’s military/veterans, healthcare, and LGBTQ legislative portfolios. Nicholas’ extensive background in LGBTQ psychology led him to become a subject matter expert for Senator Gillibrand’s office as they worked to protect the rights of transgender Americans to serve in the military.

Nicholas says that his studies at Argosy University built a strong foundation for his career—and that his instructors guided and supported him as he worked toward his master’s degree. “Dr. Bina Parekh, an associate professor, made the biggest impact on me,” he said. “I believe that my dedication to being a culturally component psychologist, devoted to growing and challenging myself in the areas of diversity and multicultural psychology, is due to the influence she had on me during this time.”

In addition to his work with the Suicide CPR Initiative, Nicholas is a member of the board of directors of the GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality, the world's largest and oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender health care professionals.

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, Orange County, 601 S Lewis St, Orange, CA 92868. ©2018 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

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Orange County INFORMATION SESSION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

WHERE: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY

UNIVERSITY | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ASPP, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA)

601 SOUTH LEWIS STREET | ORANGE, CA 92868

Please join us to learn more about our graduate degree programs in clinical psychology. Get an overview of our curriculum and discuss admissions information, and clinical training opportunities. Dr. Gary Bruss, Program Dean, will introduce a panel discussion with students. This is an opportunity to learn more about ASPP, Southern California and how it is preparing its students. We look forward to seeing you!

 

There’s still time to apply for our Fall Start!

 

Refreshments will be served

 

TO REGISTER FOR THIS INFORMATION SESSION, CONTACT:

Ellen Shiffman, Clinical Director of Admissions

Phone: 714.620.3738 | Email: eshiffman@argosy.edu

 

ASPP, Southern California 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.

 

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

601 South Lewis Street | Orange, CA 92868

714.620.3738 | 800.716.9598 | ASPPOrangeCounty.com

 

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 800.716.9598

 

*The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the America 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. 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, Southern California, 601 South Lewis Street, Orange, CA 92868. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu | AU-011817

 

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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