Florida School of Professional Psychology

Florida School of Professional Psychology

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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.

We are Non-Profit.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Personal and Professional Preparation

Our Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology programs encourage your development as a person and as a professional, with classes led by faculty members who utilize their extensive experience as clinical psychologists and community leaders to train and mentor our students.

Argosy University, Tampa

1403 North Howard Avenue,
Tampa, Florida 33607
Phone: 813-393-5290

Clinical Admissions Director

Sara J.S. Nobles, MSM
snobles@argosy.edu
813-463-7183

Administrative Assistant

Dee Dee Kirk
dikirk@argosy.edu
813-463-7314

Education verifications or Student Financial Services

813-463-7140

Local Training Sites

The Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, places students in a variety of clinical field sites, according to the interests and needs of our students. Approved practicum sites may include agencies such as:

  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Schools & College Campus Counseling Centers
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Private Practices
  • Residential Treatment Centers
  • Court-ordered Programs
  • Rehabilitation Centers

Recent News

Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees
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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Tampa’s Dr. Sean Sullivan Cited in APA’s “Monitor on Psychology”
Tampa’s Dr. Sean Sullivan Cited in APA’s “Monitor on Psychology”

Dr. Sean Sullivan, who in 2008 earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, is quoted in the February 2018 edition of the American Psychological Association’s “Monitor on Psychology.” Dr. Sullivan is cited in the article, “Virtual Reality Expands its Reach,” which focuses on the use of virtual reality to help people to address phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorders and more.

 

As the head psychologist at Limbix, Dr. Sullivan is part of a start-up team that produces virtual reality-based therapy software. According to the article, this software can help to treat anxiety-based disorders with exposure therapy, provide relapse prevention for substance abuse and teach mindfulness and relaxation. Dr. Sullivan states in the article,  “now that I've been using it in my own practice, I wouldn't want to give it up.”

 

Read the full article here:

http://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/02/virtual-reality.aspx

 

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, Tampa, 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33607. ©2018 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

 

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/837 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info

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Specializes in Psychological Evaluations for Children and Teens; Advises Media on Bullying
Specializes in Psychological Evaluations for Children and Teens; Advises Media on Bullying

Nekeshia Hammond
2008, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Owner and CEO at Hammond Psychology & Associates, P.A.

“If you are interested in private practice, be sure to do your homework and gather the business knowledge and resources necessary to have a successful practice.”

Specializes in Psychological Evaluations for Children and Teens; Advises Media on Bullying

Dr. Nekeshia Hammond is a speaker, author, and the owner/chief executive officer of her own company, Hammond Psychology & Associates, P.A. “At the practice, my specialty area is psychological evaluations for children and teens,” she said. “In the community, I consult with the media regularly on topics related to bullying, children's mental health, learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” She opened her practice in 2009, one year after earning a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.

Hammond chose Argosy University because of the school’s small size and professional setting. “I got to know my [instructors] and other students in the class,” she said. “I also had heard wonderful things about how prepared I would be for the workforce [after graduation].”

Hammond is a believer in the strength of the school’s clinical skills training program. “I owe my psychological testing expertise to the outstanding [instructors] that taught me the skills I use today,” Hammond stated.

“Additionally, Argosy University allowed me the opportunity to be a teaching assistant, learning skills of working with students and teaching—which I utilize today working in the practice with our students. [I also gained] an incredible work ethic,” she said.

Hammond believes that earning a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology provided the foundation needed to make a difference in her clients’ lives. “I was very motivated by the Argosy University faculty and staff when I attended,” she said. “I found the faculty and staff to be really supportive and encouraging of my endeavors.” Hammond stated that the biggest challenge she faced while in school was balancing her jobs, practica and academic work load. But these challenges taught her valuable time management skills that she utilizes in her daily life.

She recommends that current students research an area of interest and gather the resources to achieve goals. “If you are interested in private practice, be sure to do your homework and gather the business knowledge and resources necessary to have a successful practice,” she said. “Get involved with state and national associations related to your career interest and network with others. It's never too early to start gathering information for your future.”

Her accomplishments include publishing "The Practical Guide to Raising Emotionally Healthy Children" (2016) and earning the following awards: “What a Woman” from the Florida Psychological Association (2014), “Up and Comers” from the Tampa Bay Business Journal (2015), “Early Career Achievement” from the American Psychological Association (2015) and the “I AM L.E.E.” award (2017). Hammond is the 2017 president of the Florida Psychological Association and serves on the board of directors for the Ryan Nece Foundation. Her practice supports Joshua House and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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, Tampa, 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33607. ©2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu

See ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/837 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Dr. Gary Howell's practice earns "Business of Pride" award
Dr. Gary Howell's practice earns "Business of Pride" award

Dr. Gary Howell, associate professor and director of practicum training at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is the owner of the Center for Psychological Growth, a practice that has grown from a solo practitioner to a group practice. He will be recognized at the upcoming 2017 Business of Pride Awards put on by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. His company's commitment to diversity, LGBT advocacy, and focus on enhancing the LGBT community led to this year's ​Tampa Bay Business Journal Business of Pride: Community Enhancement Award.

Dr. Howell is a recipient of the 2016 Florida Diversity Council’s LGBT Leader Award and was an inaugural honoree of the 2016 Tampa Business Journal’s LGBT Voices.His commitment to the LGBT community began during his undergraduate years, where he advocated for HIV awareness on his college campus (Austin College).

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