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Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless Discusses Exploding Head Syndrome

Professor Brian Sharpless, instructor, the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, was recently interviewed for a Science Focus podcast regarding “exploding head syndrome.” Sharpless is a renowned expert on the topic and speaks frequently about the disorder that causes sufferers to hear a deafening bang just before they fall asleep.
According to the article, a Science Focus group as well as a group of scientists from Goldsmiths University, Harvard Medical School and Argosy University created a study to learn more about the syndrome. The results are expected to be published in late 2018 r in the year in BBC Focus magazine.

Prior to the release of the results, Dr. Sharpless, one of the scientists leading the study, discussed exploding head syndrome and the current research.

See the article here.

A list of available podcasts is here.

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Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees

ORANGE, CALIF. (May 15, 2018) — Argosy University has partnered with Best Buy to offer its employees more ways to advance their education.

All full- and part-time Best Buy employees, regardless of how many hours they work and including seasonal employees, can receive a 20 percent savings on the tuition rate when they attend one of the programs offered at Argosy University. The partnership tuition rate will apply to eligible students who are employees of Best Buy and who apply to, are accepted to, and attend one of the undergraduate or graduate degree programs at Argosy University after January 1, 2018. Employees who are already enrolled at Argosy University are also eligible on classes moving forward. Additionally, Best Buy offers tuition assistance for employees who pursue higher education.

Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 26 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, nonprofit academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University.

Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in the areas of psychology, behavioral sciences, business, computer animation, counseling, and education.

“Argosy University is committed to advancing the education and training of today’s workforce,” said Argosy University Chancellor Dr. Cynthia Baum. “We are pleased to partner with Best Buy to make advancing education for their employees more affordable.”

About Argosy University

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. Administrative office: Argosy University, 601 S. Lewis Street, Orange, CA 92868 © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

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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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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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Upcoming Events

Argosy University 2018 Career Services Webinar Schedule

Please note that dates/times are subject to change. The Career Services Department was created to assist students and alumni with finding field-related employment.

Career Services and Argosy University do not guarantee employment or any particular level of compensation following graduation. 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. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

Friday, January 5
How to Effectively Job Search
1 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2AAvPH0


Wednesday, February 14
Finding Jobs in Academia
4 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2mdSvKl


Wednesday, March 7
Planning Your Career
5 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2yPQwSe


Thursday, April 5
How to Become an Effective Leader
3 PM EST

Visit: http://bit.ly/2hshLuC


Monday, May 7
How to Write an Effective Resume
5:30 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2AstqgO


Wednesday, June 6
Using Social Media in your Job Search
6 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2jfliNj


Tuesday, July 10
Careers in Psychology
2:30 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2zMJFcf


Thursday, August 9
How to Land an Internship
12 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2zumQd6


Wednesday, September 19
Interviewing
4 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2yQEata


Monday, October 8
How to Write an Effective Cover Letter
4 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2yQUN7T


Thursday, November 8
Networking for Success
1 PM EST
Visit: http://bit.ly/2hpI5Wp


Tuesday, December 4
Introduction to Career Services
12 PM EST

Visit: http://bit.ly/2AYyo8W

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“MY JOURNEY INTO GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTHFROM REFUGEE TO AN ADVOCATE” WEBINAR

WHAT: WEBINAR

WHEN: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

GUEST FACULTY PRESENTER: DR. NAHID AZIZ

ACCESS: PLEASE RSVP YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND AND THE GO-TO-MEETING LINK/ACCESS CODE WILL BE EMAILED BACK TO YOU. OR, CALL 703.526.5855 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dr. Nahid Aziz is an Associate Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University | Northern Virginia. She received a Master of Arts degree and a Doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University. Dr. Aziz’s research interest is in multicultural issues in clinical psychology, including refugee and immigrant mental health, mental health in conflict and post-conflict regions, and mental health of women in the Islamic and developing countries. Dr. Aziz was the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 1999 Best Dissertation of the Year at Alliant International University. Her dissertation was a clinical manual for mental health professionals treating Afghan immigrant and refugee women. Her works and activities have had a tremendous impact on the Afghan, Muslim and immigrant community in the United States and in Afghanistan.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP, CONTACT:

J. Katrina Holloway, Director of Clinical Admissions
Phone: 703.526.5855 | Email: jholloway@argosy.edu

Jocelyn Bush, Clinical Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 703.526.5826 | Email: jbush@argosy.edu

To request accommodations for this event, contact Student Services in advance at 866.703.2777.

ASPP, Northern Virginia 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 | NORTHERN VIRGINIA
1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700 | Arlington, VA 22209
703.526.5800 | 866.703.2777 | ASPPNorthernVirginia.com

*The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the America School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia 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, Northern Virginia, 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 1.804.225.2600; www.schev.edu).

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, Northern Virginia, 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209 © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu | AU-101724

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INFORMATION SESSION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AT THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY | NORTHERN VIRGINIA

INFORMATION SESSION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY


WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM & 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
WHERE: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY | NORTHERN VIRGINIA (ASPP, NORTHERN VIRGINIA)
1550 WILSON BOULEVARD, SUITE 700 | ARLINGTON, VA 22209


Please join us to learn more about our graduate degree programs in clinical psychology. Get an overview of our curriculum and clinical training opportunities and discuss admissions information. This is a an opportunity to learn more about ASPP, Northern Virginia and how it is preparing its students. We look forward to seeing you!

Refreshments will be served


TO REGISTER FOR THIS INFORMATION SESSION, CONTACT:
RSVPs requested. Please indicate preferred session seating
J. Katrina Holloway, Director, Clinical Admissions
Phone: 703.526.5855 | Email: jholloway@argosy.edu


ASPP, Northern Virginia 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 | NORTHERN VIRGINIA
1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700 | Arlington, VA 22209
703.526.5800 | 866.703.2777 | ASPPNorthernVirginia.com


To request accommodations for this event, contact Student Services in advance at 866.703.2777.


*The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the America School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia 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, Northern Virginia, 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 1.804.225.2600; www.schev.edu). 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, Northern Virginia, 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209 © 2017


Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-051704
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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EXEMPLIFYING THE PRACTITIONER-SCHOLAR MODEL - Northern Virginia

WHAT: OPEN HOUSE EVENT IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 15 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
WHERE: AMERICAN SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY
UNIVERSITY | NORTHERN VIRGINIA (ASPP, NORTHERN VIRGINIA)
1550 WILSON BOULEVARD, SUITE 700 | ARLINGTON, VA 22209

Please join us as our faculty discuss how their work in the areas of treatment, advocacy, public policy and professional ethics informs their classroom instruction in clinical psychology and how ASPP, Northern Virginia is preparing its students.

Presenters:
Lisa Lilenfeld, PhD, Professor - Expertise: Eating Disorders and Body Image
Nahid Aziz, PsyD, Associate Professor - Expertise: Global Mental Health
Linda Fama, PhD, Associate Professor - Expertise: Consultation & Supervision
Stephen J. Lally, PhD, (ABPP), Professor - Expertise: Forensic Psychology

Refreshments will be served.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS INFORMATION SESSION, CONTACT:
J. Katrina Holloway, Director of Clinical Admissions
Phone: 703.526.5855 | Email: jholloway@argosy.edu

To request accommodations for this event, contact Student Services in advance at 866.703.2777.

ASPP, Northern Virginia 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 | NORTHERN VIRGINIA
1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700 | Arlington, VA 22209
703.526.5800 | 866.703.2777 | ASPPNorthernVirginia.com

*The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the America School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia 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, Northern Virginia, 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209 is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, 1.804.225.2600; www.schev.edu). 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, Northern Virginia, 1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22209 © 2017

Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-051704

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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