American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia

American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia

The 2018 Spring and Fall Application Cycle Opens September 13th, 2017.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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

Grad Dr. David Cooper Featured in CNN Article on Battling Nightmares
Grad Dr. David Cooper Featured in CNN Article on Battling Nightmares

Sleep issues can impact over half of veterans returning from war, according to American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia graduate Dr. David Cooper. He was recently featured on cnn.com for his experience in helping veterans to overcome sleep problems. Cooper, who earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2008 and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in 2011, works with traumatized veterans at the Department of Defense National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

"Over half all veterans have nightmares," he stated in the article. "It's a common symptom that comes along with PTSD, or post-traumatic stress syndrome."

He utilizes image rehearsal therapy to help his patients through situations. "When I'm working with a patient with PTSD one of the things I want them to do is expose themselves to those traumatic feelings over and over again so that their body learns to calm down and not react as much," he said within the article. "But traumatic nightmares are not treated the same way as other PTSD symptoms. Instead we give something new for the brain to focus on which eventually reduces the overall frequency of the nightmares."

Read more about how Dr. Cooper is assisting veterans by clicking on this link:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/health/treatment-for-nightmares/index.html

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Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless Quoted in Story on Exploding Head Syndrome
Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless Quoted in Story on Exploding Head Syndrome

Professor Brian Sharpless, instructor, the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, was recently quoted in the Time Magazine article, “What It’s Like to Have Exploding Head Syndrome.” The syndrome occurs as a person is falling asleep. They typically hear a loud noise, explosion of sound, then see a flash of light.

Sharpless, who has led studies on Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS), explained that as people fall asleep, their auditory and visual neurons are normally inhibited. “What we think happens during EHS is that instead of shutting down, these neurons fire all at once,” he said. “When they do, they create a perception of sound, which is why sufferers hear the loud noises."

Read more here:
http://time.com/4839530/exploding-head-syndrome/

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Northern Virginia Instructor to Present at Nonviolent Active Bystander Intervention Training in D.C.
Northern Virginia Instructor to Present at Nonviolent Active Bystander Intervention Training in D.C.

David Sacks, PsyD, associate professor and director of clinical training for clinical psychology programs at the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Northern Virginia will present at the Nonviolent Active Bystander Intervention Training in Washington, D.C. The training is a 3 hour, hands-on workshop that prepares participants with skills to respond to a situation happening in a public space—specifically when a person being targeted for his or her nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity. It takes place from 9:30 am -12:30 pm on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at George Washington University.

Dr. Sacks is board certified in clinical psychology and is a delegate and member of the Clinical Training Committee of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology. He’s also a member of American Psychological Association. Sacks practiced for 13 years as a clinician, supervisor and administrator in public mental health agencies in both New York City and Washington, D.C. and was Chief Psychologist in the Child and Youth Division of the D.C. Department of Mental Health.

Sacks is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and the Program in Excellence in Municipal Management of The George Washington University.

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Performs Investigative Psychology Work for United States Army
Performs Investigative Psychology Work for United States Army

Michelle Miller
2008 Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia*
Forensic Psychologist for the United States Army

“I am grateful for the pharmacology and neuropsychology classes, which ultimately prepared me for my internship and residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.”

Performs Investigative Psychology Work for United States Army

Dr. Michelle Miller is a forensic psychologist for the United States Army. She’s responsible for investigative psychology work and is developing an agent wellness program. Miller’s psychology internship training program took place at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, followed by work as a brigade psychologist for 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. “Following a year-long deployment to Iraq with my unit, I moved to Fort Rucker, Alabama and worked as the Chief, Survival, Evasion, Rescue and Escape (SERE) psychologist,” she said.

Miller earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia in 2008 and was assigned as the forensic psychologist for the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Miller is an active member of the United States Army and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. She said that her deployment to Iraq was the highlight of her career. “I quickly learned to function independently as a psychologist in an austere environment,” she stated. “I also learned the importance of consultation within Army command channels. Lastly, I learned the importance of integrating into an infantry unit to gain the trust and respect of my fellow Soldiers.”

She added that her professor, Dr. Michael Lynch, encouraged her to pursue a position in the Army. “I am grateful for the pharmacology and neuropsychology classes, which ultimately prepared me for my internship and residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center,” she said.

Miller recommends that current students think outside of the box and look for novel solutions. “Seek to always test your limits so that you can learn, grow and become more resilient,” she stated. “Never cease in your attempts to improve the organization in which you work; there may resistance at first, but you can accomplish a lot with the right attitude and a proactive mindset.”

*At the time of Dr. Miller’s graduation, the school was called American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Washington D.C.

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