American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia

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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.

Accreditation

The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia is pleased to announce that the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program was awarded a continued grant of accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA). The program was reaccredited for seven years which is the maximum amount of time allowed by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation.

We are Non-Profit.

Personal and Professional Preparation

Located in Arlington, Virginia, the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia is only a short distance from the nation's capitol. Both the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology programs are designed to encourage your personal and professional growth, providing a rigorous curriculum in psychotherapy, psychological assessment and psychopathology. These programs are led by a prestigious faculty of active and renowned practitioner-scholars.

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Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium

Our faculty is committed to developing scientifically-grounded practitioners and includes three full-time Directors of Training as well as the Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium (MAIC) Director. The MAIC (an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers member) is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is available exclusively to our students and has approximately 10 regional internship sites with over 25 total positions. It significantly increases the opportunities for students to remain in the DC area for internships, to participate in a rich variety of training activities and to connect with local postdoctoral opportunities to further their careers.

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Integrated Behavioral Health

The goal of the Integrated Behavioral Health track at American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia (ASPP/NVA) is to provide doctoral students in clinical psychology with the coursework and practical training necessary to pursue successful careers in integrated health environments. Students in the track obtain generalist clinical psychology training (rooted in a practitioner-scholar model), supplemented with a variety of didactic and practicum experiences designed to provide advanced training in multidisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based, integrated practice.

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Argosy University, Northern Virginia

1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700,
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone: 703-526-5800

Clinical Admissions Director

J. Katrina Holloway
jholloway@argosy.edu
703-526-5855

Registrar’s Office (Verification/Alumni Transcripts), Student Services or Financial Aid

703-526-5800

Alumni Information

703-526-5827

Local Training Sites

Our school is fortunate to work with a rich array of practicum and internship sites in the DC Metropolitan area. In addition, we constantly strive to build new relationships with sites near and far, including locations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. Our students may receive training at:

  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Children's Hospitals
  • Correctional and Forensic Facilities
  • University Counseling Centers
  • Community Mental Health Centers, Schools, and Group Practices
  • VA and Military Facilities

Students may also apply to the APA Accredited Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium (MAIC), our exclusive internship program and an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers member.

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

Recent News

Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless Interviewed by Boston Globe
Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless Interviewed by Boston Globe

Brian A. Sharpless, Ph.D., associate professor at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia was recently interviewed for an article in the Boston Globe. Sharpless, an expert in sleep paralysis, discussed sleep terrors and causes. He mentions that eight percent of the general population and 32 percent of psychiatric patients had experienced sleep paralysis.

 

The article describes Sharpless’ first personal experience with sleep paralysis. “Sharpless, a clinical psychologist, had been studying the phenomenon for eight years. He knew what people in more than 100 different cultures call sleep paralysis, this sudden waking with an inability to move, the feeling that something is suffocating you, and visions of terrible things coming to get you.”


https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/03/23/you-sound-asleep-what-could-wrong/MTBJUXzOWp10QodSClW8wO/story.html

 

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Grad Dr. Anupama Kommu Returns to Northern Virginia Campus for Talk on Whole Person Approaches
Grad Dr. Anupama Kommu Returns to Northern Virginia Campus for Talk on Whole Person Approaches

The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia recently held a talk titled “Whole Person Approaches in Mental Health Therapy.” The event was led by Anupama Kommu, who in 2012 earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the school.

 

During the talk, Dr. Kommu discussed alternative therapeutic practices and ways that therapists can impact change in individuals with medial conditions through addressing well-being via whole person approaches.

 

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/887 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

 

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Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless Works with University of London and BBC Focus on EHS Study
Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless Works with University of London and BBC Focus on EHS Study

Professor Brian Sharpless, associate professor at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, is working with Alice Gregory, professor, Goldsmiths, University of London on a study of exploding head syndrome (EHS) and sleep paralysis. The study is being carried out by Goldsmiths, University of London and BBC Focus.

Sharpless is known as an expert on EHS. According to the article, “the syndrome has been given this rather dramatic moniker, but some people, Dr. Brian Sharpless, has been among those suggesting a new name: ‘episodic cranial sensory shocks.’ This syndrome might sound frightening, but actually it is pretty common.”

The study is an online survey that anyone may take part in.

EHS are loud sounds that occur just as a person is falling asleep. They can include explosions and other types of loud noise including gunshots, fireworks, thunder, doors slamming, clapping, shouting, and the clash of cymbals.

Read the article here.

Participate in the survey here.

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Northern Virginia School Joins Pilot Project to Provide Behavioral Health Services to Underserved Populations
Northern Virginia School Joins Pilot Project to Provide Behavioral Health Services to Underserved Populations

The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia has been accepted as a pilot project to utilize supervised psychology trainees to bring integrated behavioral health services to underserved Medicaid populations in Washington, DC.

The project places trainees in primary care physician offices and is intended to build a pipeline of psychologists to fill the need for these services. The program will become a model for use in other states.

The pilot project was developed by the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Practice’s Legal & Regulatory Affairs Department (LRA) and the Education Directorate. These groups work to remove barriers to psychologists, interns and postdocs within the Medicaid system.

The pilot program developed from a collaboration between APA, the Washington, DC Psychological Association, the largest Medicaid managed care company in DC, AmeriHealth Caritas DC (ACDC), and the APA-accredited Mid-Atlantic Internship Consortium.

There are a limited number of primary care psychologists in the DC region, and the collaboration was created to build the local psychology workforce. The program will involve supervised trainees—both interns and post-docs—who will provide behavioral health services in three primary care clinics in underserved areas. Their services will be reimbursed by Medicaid through ACDC, helping to keep the program sustainable.

The post-docs in the program are intended to become supervisors for future generations of interns, once their post-doc years are complete.

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