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Clinical Psychology Programs

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.

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Personal And Professional Preparation

The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (ASPP) is located in north Phoenix, minutes from the city’s public transportation, restaurants and cultural and entertainment venues. At ASPP, we encourage your personal and professional growth through faculty mentorship, engaging classroom discussions and experiential learning through clinical training in both our master’s and doctoral programs. As part of our commitment to diversity, we also strive to ensure that all students understand the complex factors that contribute to social and cultural identity in order to competently offer psychological services to all groups and individuals.

American Psychological Association

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University 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: Web:

Training Sites

Through supervised experiences working with a clinical population, you’ll have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge, implement clinical techniques based on this knowledge, and develop the professional and personal attitudes important to the identity of a professional psychologist. You may pursue clinical training at a variety of sites, including:

  • State Psychiatric Facilities
  • Mental Health Clinics
  • VA Hospitals
  • Forensic Sites
  • Child and Adolescent Facilities
  • Private Practices


Psychotherapist Oversees Group Practice, Volunteers Within Chicago Community
Psychotherapist Oversees Group Practice, Volunteers Within Chicago Community

2003, Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

Jennifer Larson’s path to psychology began as a childhood interest that fully developed during her undergraduate years. While in college, a friend urged Jennifer to take an introduction to psychology course. She took the class—and immediately realized that her childhood interest had turned into a lifelong interest. She ended up double majoring in psychology and sociology.

Jennifer explains that during her undergraduate studies, she had numerous female mentors who opened doors and provided opportunities for her professional growth. She built upon her education by working at University of Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, and later enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. 

Today, Jennifer is the President of Concentric Counseling & Consulting, a private practice group located in downtown Chicago. “I oversee the group practice, provide supervision and consultation to my employees, and provide individual and couples psychotherapy,” she says.  She’s recently begun sharing her work via social media and blogging. “I enjoy networking and cultivating and maintaining partnerships and relationships within the community.”

Jennifer chose to attend the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University because a friend told her about the program. She graduated in 2003 with Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. “I visited the school and reviewed the programs and its respective curriculum. I learned very quickly that [the program] fit better with my academic and career interests and passions than [other programs I’d looked at]. Also, as a working adult, it fit my scheduling needs as well.”

She adds that her instructors were instrumental in helping her to understand the different options within the industry, assisting her as she chose a career path. “I enjoyed my coursework and found myself truly passionate and interested in my education. My practicum experience undoubtedly provided me 'real-life' work experiences that have and continue to shape the work that I do.”

Now that she’s established her practice, Jennifer is giving back to the community.  “We kicked off the 2015-2016 school year by announcing that Concentric Counseling & Consulting will donate counseling and teacher support services directly to students and teachers at a neighborhood Chicago Public School (CPS).” In addition to this project, Jennifer is a member of National Board of Certified Counselors, Illinois Counseling Association, and Neighborhood Parent Network. “I volunteer my time coordinating counseling and teacher support services to a neighborhood Chicago Public School (CPS). I am also a volunteer member of my son's school PTA Fundraising Committee, and a Board member of my neighborhood community association.”
Jennifer recommends that current students stay focused on their goals.  “Don’t lose sight of them during times that are difficult and trying. There may be times when you doubt yourself and want to give up. Be kind to yourself during those times. Don't let yourself get in the way of you.” She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) & National Certified Counselor (NCC).

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Argosy University, Phoenix Hosts Red Cross Training
Argosy University, Phoenix Hosts Red Cross Training

(Phoenix, May 2015)  On April 24, 2015, Argosy University, Phoenix, the Grand Canyon Chapter of The Arizona Red Cross and Arizona Trauma Recover Network (AZTRN) presented free trainings in Psychological First Aid & Disaster Mental Health for AZTRN volunteers. The event was held at Argosy Phoenix, and Stephanie Vitanza Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, taught the courses.

The courses provided participants a framework for dealing with stress responses in disaster relief work. Participants also learned to make the transition from day-to-day mental health services to delivering mental health services during a disaster. Thirty-five people from the community took part in the training

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