Lawrence Sideman


Areas of Focus: Supervision and Training

Phone: 602-216-3104



  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University (formerly known as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology).
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University.
  • B.S. in Psychology, Arizona State University.


Lawrence Sideman, Ph.D., is a Professor, Associate Director of Internship Training, and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (ASPP). Dr. Sideman received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now known as Palo Alto University). He received Board Certification in Clinical Psychology #7133 from the American Board of Professional Psychology in April 2012. He has been a Clinical Psychology faculty member since 2005 and held the position of the Director of Practicum Training for several years before focusing his attention on internship training. Dr. Sideman maintains a private practice in Phoenix where he conducts psychological assessment, and individual, couples and family psychotherapy. He also provides clinical supervision for mental health professionals seeking independent licensure, and Department of Transportation DUI evaluations.

Dr. Sideman’s teaching experience includes his former role as Director of Training for the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium through the Arizona Psychological Association. In this role, he conducted orientation, advisement, mentoring and supervision of predoctoral interns and postdoctoral residents regarding all aspects of clinical training through individual and group meetings. Dr. Sideman was also the Director of Training at Ottawa University where he oversaw all aspects of students’ practiucm and internship training activities. Dr. Sideman has presented to numerous organizations on ethical and legal issues. Most recently, he presented “Professional & Personal Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative” to the Southwest Health Professions Education Center, VA Employee Education System in Prescott, Arizona and “Ethics, Law and Self-Care to the Arizona Psychological Association. In 2009, he presented “Motivational Interviewing: The Basics” as part of a colloquium for the Arizona Psychology Training Consortium. Dr. Sideman is professionally affiliated with the American Psychological Association, the Arizona Psychological Association and the Arizona Counseling Association. He serves as Chair of the Arizona Counseling Association Ethics Committee and is a past Committee Chair of the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence. He maintains licensure as a psychologist, professional counselor, and an independent substance abuse counselor, in addtion to a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders, through the American Psychological Association Practice Organization, College of Professional Psychology.


  • Supervision and Training.
  • Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues.
  • Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders.
  • Forensic Psychology.


  • American Psychological Association Member (1981 - Present).
  • Arizona Psychological Association Member (1993 - Present).
  • Arizona Psychological Association, Ethics Committee Member (1995-2000).
  • Arizona Counseling Association Board Member (2003-2009).
  • Arizona Counseling Association Chair, Ethics Committee (2007- Present).

Selected Publications

  • Lewis, D.J., Wechsler, F.S., Sideman, L.M., & Clemente, L. (2007, Eds.). The Arizona sourcebook: State specific practice issues.
  • Sideman, L. (2007). Record keeping for Arizona psychologists. The Arizona sourcebook: State specific practice issues.
  • Sideman, L. (2007). The Arizona Counselors Association Ethics Committee. AzCA Newsletter. 5, (2), 28.
  • Kilgore, H., Sideman, L., Amin, K., Baca, L., & Bohanske, B. (2005). Psychologists' attitudes and therapeutic approaches toward gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues continue to improve: An update. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice and Training, 42(3), 395-400.
  • Sideman, L.M. & Kirschbaum, E. (2002, August). The road to recovery: A gender-responsive program for convicted DUI females. Corrections Today, 84-87; 112.
  • Franzini, L.R., & Sideman, L.M. (1992) Personality characteristics of condom users. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy. Presented article at the California Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Franzini, L.R., Sideman, L.M., Dexter, K.E., & Elder, J.P. (1990). Promoting AIDS risk reduction via behavioral training. AIDS Education and Prevention, 2(4), 313-321. Presented paper at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy in New York City, November 1988.

Selected Presentations

  • 4/13 Ethics in the Mental Health Setting Ottawa University Spring Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 4/13 Ethics: Boundaries & Dual/Multiple Relationships 10th Annual Phoenix Area Integrated Behavioral Health Training: Embracing Change and Wellness, Arizona State University Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy.
  • 11/12 “Super Vision:” Supervision Models and Procedures/Supervision Ethics Arizona Psychology Training Conference Arizona Psychology Training Consortium and ASU Counseling Services.
  • 11/12 Testifying in Court Professional Growth Seminar, Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • 10/12 Legal and Ethical Issues for the Behavioral Health Professional Professional Growth Seminar, Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona.

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