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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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Argosy University Mentioned in APA Practice Organization Newsletter for New Pilot Project
Argosy University Mentioned in APA Practice Organization Newsletter for New Pilot Project

The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia is mentioned in the American Psychological Association (APA) Practice Organization Fall 2017 newsletter, “Good Practice.” The school was accepted into a pilot project that will utilize supervised psychology trainees to bring integrated behavioral health services to underserved Medicaid populations in Washington, DC.

According to the article, “APA and AmeriHealth are in the process of working out the next step. The hope is that interns from the Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium affiliated with the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia will soon begin a rotation in AmeriHealth’s primary care clinics, with post-docs to join in.”

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Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless’ Exploding Head Syndrome Study Covered in Guardian Story
Northern Virginia’s Brian Sharpless’ Exploding Head Syndrome Study Covered in Guardian Story

Professor Brian Sharpless, instructor, the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, was recently mentioned by the Guardian as a world expert in the study of Exploding Head Syndrome.

The article’s authors—Christopher French, Alice M. Gregory, and Dan Denis—include a call to action for people who have experienced Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS) to contact them. “We are hoping to carry out a large-scale survey of EHS. We’re also interested in the equally intriguing phenomenon of sleep paralysis, which involves a temporary period of paralysis occurring between sleep and wakefulness.”

According to the article, EHS sounds can include explosions and other types of loud noise including gunshots, fireworks, thunder, doors slamming, clapping, shouting, and the clash of cymbals.

Results from the survey will be published in scientific journals, presented at conferences and publicized via the media, according to the authors. “In this way, we hope to make progress in learning more about the nature of such sleep-related anomalies. Just as importantly we want to help to reassure those who suffer from them that, although such episodes may be terrifying, they are essentially harmless.”

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Upcoming Events

“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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College of Clinical Psychology to attend the New England Psychological Association Annual Conference

New England Psychological Association Annual Conference - hosted at Assumption College

Date: Saturday, October 15

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 p,

Location:

Assumption College

Kennedy Hall

500 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Attendees are encouraged to visit our table to learn more about the programs offered by the College of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University.

For more information, contact: Tina Spears, director of admissions for the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Chicago at tspears@argosy.edu or 312-777-7612.

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