About Us

Practitioner-Scholar Model

The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California offers Clinical Psychology programs that are grounded in theory and research while also incorporating experiential elements that allow the student to learn through classroom exercises, personal reflection and supervised field experiences. Our programs follow the practitioner-scholar model, which prepares aspiring psychologists to develop the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required for successful clinical practice.

Whether our students’ professional emphases are assessment, intervention or other professional activities, one of the keys to their development lies in the expert support and guidance of our accomplished faculty. Through these relationships, students will have the opportunity to learn to apply their theoretical knowledge, implement clinical techniques and integrate research findings to enhance their abilities as clinicians. These close mentoring relationships extend beyond the classroom to collaborations on professional presentations and publications.

As a result, students have opportunities to gain experiences that can better prepare them to acquire professional licensure, maintain collaborative relationships with patients and colleagues, and develop a professional network.

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Committed to Lifelong Learning

We strive to promote lifelong learning in our students as well as in the community, hosting a lecture series and continuing education meetings on campus entitled “The Life-long Learning Initiative.” This series features faculty and outside speakers, symposiums and grand rounds, with select presentations co-sponsored by the Orange County Psychological Association. Past presentations have included:

  • Cultural Competencies and Therapy
  • Attachment and Depression in Neuroscience and Psychotherapy
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder and Borderline Personality: Distinct diagnostic entities or epiphenomena
  • The Relevance and Utility of Using Object Relations and Developmental Perspectives in Training Students Working with Non-reflective Patients in Non-analytic Settings