American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California

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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.

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

Ellen Shiffman
eshiffman@argosy.edu
714-620-3738

Transcripts and education verifications

Dr. Christy McAfeeat
714-620-3757

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

Recent News

Focused on Assisting Foster Families and Providing Psychological Evaluations and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Services
Focused on Assisting Foster Families and Providing Psychological Evaluations and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Services

Amy Weir
2017, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California
Clinical Psychologist Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis Medical Center (begins July 2017)

“The faculty was the foundation for my learning. Their passion and expertise, as well as the humanistic sense of particular care for each individual student, made me feel highly supported throughout my time there and has continued to keep me connected to the program.”

Focused on Assisting Foster Families and Providing Psychological Evaluations and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Services

Dr. Amy Weir will begin her work as clinical psychologist postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in July 2017. “I will be providing a newly-developed short-term therapy protocol to all foster families in the Sacramento area, as well as psychological evaluations and in-home infant mental health and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy services,” she stated. Weir will also provide training in parent coaching strategies.

“I have had many experiences providing psychological testing, therapy and participating in research in university, hospital and community mental health clinics,” she added. “I have an emphasis in child and adolescent psychology and am currently finishing my pre-doctoral internship at University of California, Davis CAARE Center Infant Mental Health track, providing in-home services for infant mental health, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and research.”

Her current internship involves participating in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities (LEND) program and providing developmental evaluations in a high-risk neonatal intensive care unit follow-up clinic and autism evaluations for local regional centers.

Weir chose Argosy University, Orange County because she appreciated the community created within the program. “[There was a sense of knowing, not only the other students, but also the professors in a way that made me feel supported throughout my entire academic journey,” she added. “I continue to keep ties with faculty, fellow graduates and current students.”

Weir recommends that current students make many sacrifices while keeping the end goal in sight. “Taking each challenge in graduate school one at a time will help to keep you from becoming overwhelmed,” she added.

She said that the school provided a challenging curriculum and high standards for success. “The faculty was particularly knowledgeable,” Weir stated. “Preparation in professional development was incorporated into the curriculum and the program [helped with] internship placement and career goals. I know that I will continue to have the support of the program throughout my career and will have numerous friendships and colleagues as a result of my time spent in the program,” she said.

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Specialty Practice Life Long Learning Initiative (LLLI) Panel Discussion
Specialty Practice Life Long Learning Initiative (LLLI) Panel Discussion

The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California, together with the Orange County psychological Association, recently held a Specialty Practice Life Long Learning Initiative (LLLI) Panel Discussion.

The event, open to current and prospective students in clinical psychology and counseling programs, was an opportunity to meet and hear from senior level psychologists in the Orange County community who have developed specialty practices.

“Pursuing Specializations in Psychology”

Presenters:

Leslie Drozd, Ph.D. Child custody evaluator and psychotherapist for families with child custody issues

David Lechuga, Ph.D. Neuropsychologis

Scott Nelson, Psy.D. Specializes in providing psychological evaluations

Kent Peppard, Ph.D. Gero-psychologist that provides evaluations for mild cognitive impairment and dementia for the geriatric population

Benjamin Strack, Ph.D. Sport psychologist

 

 

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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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