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PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Announces Continued Grant of Accreditation

PHOENIX, Sept. 5, 2018 The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University 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).

APA accreditation reflects that the PsyD program, as well as its faculty, curriculum, and support systems meet the standards established by the leading professional organization. The program was reaccredited for ten years, the maximum amount of time allowed by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation.

“The central goal of our Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program is to prepare graduates to become competent, valuable contributors to the field of professional psychology,” said Dr. Eric Johnson, dean of the program. “A grant of continued accreditation from the APA is acknowledgement of the strength of our program and the commitment of our faculty to our students and to their profession.”

The APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, as the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology. In total, the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program within the College of Clinical Psychology at 10 Argosy University campuses holds accreditation from the APA.

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 programs’ 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 / Email: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

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, Phoenix, 2233 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021 © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/971 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Argosy University, Phoenix Professor Dr. Lee Underwood is dedicated to his profession and to educating students

Argosy University, Phoenix and Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Phoenix Professor Dr. Lee Underwood is dedicated to his profession and to educating students. Underwood is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in several states and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP).

He has served as an Executive Clinical Officer and clinical supervisor for several large residential treatment, juvenile justice and criminal justice programs for adolescents and adults with severe mental health, substance use, trauma, disruptive behavioral and sexual disorders.

Underwood has worked extensively with juvenile justice and residential programs and has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) as one of the leading program innovators for juvenile justice and community treatment programs.

Underwood has held a number of policy oriented research, academic, clinical and consulting positions over his career with federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services. He has published over 70 refereed journal articles, two textbooks and 17 treatment manual on mental health, substance use, trauma needs of females, sex offending, forensic and cultural needs of persons involved in the juvenile justice and mental health systems.

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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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Uses Blended Approach: Psychodynamic, Existential/experiential and Humanistic Therapy to Assist Patients

Summer Schneider
2014, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Psychologist III at Arizona State Hospital

“[My] education prepared me for a career as a licensed clinical psychologist with coursework that included both emerging research and foundational classic texts, relevant clinical training experiences, faculty accessibility outside of scheduled classes and quality role modeling from expert educators.”

Uses Blended Approach: Psychodynamic, Existential/experiential and Humanistic Therapy to Assist Patients

Dr. Summer Schneider is a psychologist at Arizona State Hospital where she provides forensic programming services to patients. “My primary responsibilities include forensic evaluation and report writing, general psychological evaluation for diagnostic clarification, co-management of two forensic units, treatment planning, individual therapy, group therapy, supervision, consultation and training of direct care staff,” she says.

Schneider works with many populations at the hospital, an inpatient psychiatric facility. These include civilly committed men and women with serious mental illness, forensically committed men and women who have been adjudicated Guilty Except Insane (GEI) for the commission of a violent crime, pre-trial men and women in the Restoration to Competency (RTC) program and adult males committed to the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment Center (ACPTC) due to Sexually Violent Person (SVP) status.

Schneider earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in 2014. “I quickly became aware of the limitations associated with my undergraduate degree. Working in proximity to various master’s and doctor level mental health professionals clarified my aspiration of becoming a licensed psychologist. I was especially drawn to their leadership and seemingly broad repertoire of competence in therapy, psychological evaluation, supervision and research,” she adds.

She chose Argosy University because of its well-respected program, training and education, small class sizes, caring faculty and proximity to family. Schneider is a first generation college student and did not have an educational “roadmap” to follow. She says, “it was difficult to turn down family gatherings in favor of endless studying. I am eternally grateful for my family’s patience and cheerleading along the way.”

Schneider’s education at Argosy University included comprehensive academic coursework including emerging research and foundational classic texts, relevant clinical training experiences, faculty accessibility outside of scheduled classes and quality role modeling from expert educators.

She earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2012 and completed her “ultimate goal” of completing doctor level studies while training in community mental health, at the county jail and Arizona State Hospital. “This further informed my passion for instilling hope and providing care to underserved inpatient populations. Following an incredible internship, I was hired into the psychology department and completed an additional year of informal post-doctoral training [at Arizona State Hospital],” she adds.

While working at the hospital, Schneider strengthened her blended therapeutic approach in private practice. This approach includes psychodynamic, existential/experiential and humanistic therapy.

Schneider is an advocate for policy reform to improve protections for gender diverse patients and employees. “Consistent with these efforts, I am developing a mandatory training module to educate direct care staff about best practices for the treatment of patients who identify as transgender,” she states. Schneider was selected to pilot a psychologist-run unit at the hospital’s forensic campus, leading multidisciplinary treatment team in serving 15-20 forensic patients. “The role of treatment team leader has traditionally been reserved for psychiatric staff. Reimagining this role to include psychologists represents an important milestone in the evolution of the psychology department from consultative staff to fully integrated treatment team members,” she says.

She recommends that current students get a head start on studying for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP). Schneider states, “the longer you wait to rip the tape off the box and begin studying, the harder your experience will likely be. There is a unique element to the EPPP which separates it from any other exam. You must meaningfully commit the information to memory and learn the artfully complex language of the EPPP. The questions are uniquely worded. Learn the language so you do not get lost in it.”

Schneider also works part-time as a private contractor conducting forensic evaluations for the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and providing disability evaluations for the Department of Economic Security (DES). She appreciates the meaningful relationships built at Argosy University. “The committee chair of my dissertation is one of my greatest mentors. I often reflect upon the magnitude of his positive influence [and am] grateful for his role in introducing me to my preferred therapeutic approach, his guidance in developing my observational skills, his ongoing friendship, wisdom and support,” she states.

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, Phoenix, 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021. ©2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/971 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Upcoming Events

Argosy University, Phoenix is proud to partner with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center in hosting a presentation entitled: “NAMI In Our Own Voice, living with mental illness.”

Argosy University, Phoenix is proud to partner with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in hosting a presentation entitled: “NAMI In Our Own Voice, living with mental illness.” The event is being held at Argosy University, Phoenix on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The campus is located at 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021.

NAMI In Our Own Voice presentations change attitudes, assumptions and stereotypes about people with mental health conditions. These presentations provide a personal perspective of mental illness, as presenters with lived experience talk openly about what it's like to live with a mental health condition.

Our trained presenters humanize the misunderstood, highly stigmatized topic of mental illness by showing that it's possible—and common—to live well with a mental health condition. This presentation also provides:

  • A chance to ask presenters questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions.
  • The understanding that every person with a mental health condition can hope for a brighter future.
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community.

For more information and to RSVP, call (866) 216-2777.

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You're Invited to the Argosy University Education Experience at Argosy University, Phoenix

Meet with campus faculty and staff to learn more about Argosy University, Phoenix

Join us for a fun and educational event jam-packed with all the information and resources you will need to get started at Argosy University with confidence. Come discover more about our campus, meet faculty and staff, and get your questions about starting or continuing your education answered. Argosy University offers a variety of opportunities for students of all different backgrounds and with all different interests.

  • Refreshments will be served
  • Children are welcome
  • Webinar available 11am EST and 11am PST

Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Argosy University, Phoenix
2233 West Dunlap Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85021
602.216.2600 | 866.216.2777 | argosy.edu/locations/phoenix

What to expect:

  • Meet with an admissions representative
  • Learn about our various degree programs
  • Meet faculty members in your desired program
  • Learn about referring a friend to start classes
  • Participate in program-specific breakout groups

We hope to see you on Saturday, August 11th!

To RSVP visit, http://auopen.com/

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 866.216.2777.

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, Phoenix, 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021 © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-071810

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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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STUDENT PANEL DISCUSSION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

STUDENT PANEL DISCUSSION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE: ARIZONA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY (ASPP)

2233 WEST DUNLAP AVENUE | PHOENIX, AZ 85021

Please join us for this opportunity to hear from, and speak with, students currently enrolled in our APA accredited Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program. This is a great way to hear first-hand, what it takes to be a successful student. We look forward to seeing you!

Refreshments will be served

TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, CONTACT:

Michael Hohenstein, Director of Clinical Admissions

Phone: 602.216.3137 | Email: mhohenstein@argosy.edu

ASPP at Argosy University 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.

ARIZONA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY

2233 West Dunlap Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85021

602.216.2600 | 866.216.2777 | ASPPPhoenix.com

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 866.216.2777.

*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: apaaccred@apa.org / Web: apa.org/ed/accreditation. 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, Phoenix, 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-101710

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/971 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info

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Media Resources

Members of the media are invited to contact Argosy University's Communications Department for assistance with a story or interview request.

Media Contact: 888-597-7665 | newsroom@dcedh.org