Phoenix Clinical Psychology: PsyD Degree Program

The central goal of our Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program in Phoenix, AZ is to prepare graduates to become a competent, valuable contributor to the field of professional psychology. Our PsyD program’s strengths include our commitment to student learning and mentoring, our diversity among faculty and students, and our focus on clinical practice.

Throughout the program, classroom experiences are intended to provide you with a strong knowledge base of theory and research but, more importantly, teach you how to translate this knowledge into professional practice. Your practicum and internship experiences then give you an opportunity to apply these concepts while working with clinical patients.

Argosy University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams, and are subject to change without notice to Argosy University.

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Program Goals and Objectives

Specific goals of the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology degree program at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University include the following:

Effective Psychological Services

The preparation of practitioners capable of ethically delivering diagnostic and therapeutic services effectively to diverse populations of clients in need of such treatment.

Foundation Knowledge

The preparation of practitioners competent in the evaluation and application of the relevant body of knowledge in the areas of psychology that form the foundation of psychological practice, and apply relevant concepts to clinical practice.

Research Literacy and Scholarship

The preparation of practitioners capable of evaluating and utilizing the evolving knowledge base and methodologies of psychology, committed to lifelong learning, engagement with scholarship, critical thinking, and the development of the profession.


The preparation of practitioners who understand the relevance of diversity in psychology, value awareness, and respect for many forms of diversity, and are capable of delivering psychological services to diverse populations of clients (broadly defined as related to gender, age, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, physical ability, socio-historical contexts, and social economic status).