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.

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

Administrative Assistant

Dee Dee Kirk

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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

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 Bay Business Journals 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).  

Dr. Gary Howell elected to Committee of State Leaders
Dr. Gary Howell elected to Committee of State Leaders

Dr. Gary Howell, associate professor and director of practicum training at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, was elected to the Committee of State Leaders (CSL) as the 2018 Diversity Liaison-Elect.  In 2019, he will serve as the Diversity Liaison to CSL.


The American Psychological Association’s Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) established the Committee of State Leaders (CSL) to serve as an advisory group to provide feedback about State, Provincial, and Territorial Associations’ (SPTA) concerns and needs, to respond to special projects at the request of CAPP, to provide advisory input about the Practice Leadership Conference (PLC), and to assist SPTA leaders to become more involved in APA governance. CSL members are selected by Practice Leadership Conference participants.


The Committee of State Leaders is composed of 19 members (nine elected and ten appointed): Chair, Chair-Elect, Past Chair, 4 At-Large Members, 2 Federal Advocacy Coordinators, 2 CESPPA Representatives, a Division 31 Representative, an APAGS Representative, a CPA Representative, the Diversity Delegate Liaison, DPA Representative, an ECP Representative, a Liaison from CAPP and a Liaison from the Board of Professional Affairs. All members volunteer to serve on the Committee of State Leaders and make themselves available for committee business during the course of the year.


Dr. McDowell joins UP Health System in Marquette
Dr. McDowell joins UP Health System in Marquette

Kevin McDowell, PsyD, who in 2010 earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and in 2013 earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, recently joined UP Health System – Marquette’s Brain & Spine Center as a Health Psychologist.

Previously, Dr. McDowell worked at the University of South Florida as a clinical psychologist. He has experience in providing crisis services to patients with urgent needs, administration of psychological and cognitive assessments, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Dr. McDowell was also an educator at the Florida School of Professional Psychology.

Read an article about Dr. McDowell here:



Argosy University honored in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities
Argosy University honored in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities

ORANGE, CALIF. (Jan. 12, 2017) – Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Argosy University, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, with the designation of a Top School in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.


Now in its tenth year of publishing the Guide, MAE&T evaluated institutions on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.


“MAE&T’s Guide to Colleges and Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor-in-chief.


Students have access to the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.


“There are many different variables by which you could evaluate an institution, but we focus on the best practices that have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups. These best practices assure students that they have a high chance of success and support at their school of choice,” said Fodel. “That’s why we consider our survey to be the most detailed and informative in the industry.”


Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE&T’s 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition.


About Argosy University
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About Military Advanced Education & Transition

Military Advanced Education & Transition (www.mae-kmi.com) is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.

Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. MAE&T serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the servicemembers they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE&T’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, servicemember, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports.