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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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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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

4TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT Difficult Dialogues: Expanding the Conversation

4TH ANNUAL DIVERSITY SUMMIT
Difficult Dialogues: Expanding the Conversation
Impact and Implications of the Current Socio-political Climate

WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CHECK-IN & BREAKFAST | 8:00-8:40 AM

WHERE: FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
1403 NORTH HOWARD STREET | TAMPA, FL 33607

REGISTRATION: ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
https://goo.gl/forms/SZMB1ybD4b1VX79t1

Please join us on Friday, November 3, as we examine concepts of diversity within the field of psychology.

The annual diversity summit will address difficult conversations about the impact and implications of our current sociopolitical climate on therapists, clients, and the communities we serve.

Earn 6.5 Continuing education credits.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served

FSPP 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.

FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
1403 North Howard Avenue | Tampa, FL 33607
813.393.5290 | 800.850.6488 | FSPPTampa.com

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 800.850.6488.

*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). 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.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2630. 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, Tampa, 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-101719

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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INFORMATION SESSION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY AT THE FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY

INFORMATION SESSION IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WHERE: FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
1403 NORTH HOWARD STREET | TAMPA, FL 33607

Please join us to learn more about our Clinical psychology programs. Get an overview of our curriculum and discuss admissions information, and clinical training opportunities. Hear a panel discussion with students, interns and alumni. This is a an opportunity to learn more about FSPP at Argosy University and how it is preparing its students. We look forward to seeing you!

Refreshments will be served

To RSVP for this event, please contact Sara Nobles, Clinical Admissions Director

Email: snobles@argosy.edu | Phone: 813.463.7183


FSPP 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.

FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
1403 North Howard Avenue | Tampa, FL 33607
813.393.5290 | 800.850.6488 | FSPPTampa.com

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 800.850.6488.


*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). 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.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2630. 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, Tampa, 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-081709


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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OPEN HOUSE AND SPECIAL PRESENTATION at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

WHEN: MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
WHERE: FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY (FSPP)
1403 NORTH HOWARD AVENUE | TAMPA, FL 33607 | ROOM 230/1

AGENDA:
5:30 PM Welcome
Guest Speaker: ROBERT BARRETT, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Clinical Psychology
Dr. Barrett has been licensed for over twenty three years and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including the University of California Counseling and Psychological Services Program, the San Diego Police Department Psychology Program, and the Center for Social Services in San Diego. Most recently, Dr. Barrett was Clinical Director and then Executive Director of the Livingston Foundation Medical Center in San Diego.


6:00 PM Special Presentation | Foundations of Clinical Hypnotherapy:
A Synopsis of Applications for Clinical Practice
Guest Speaker: ERIC L. ROSEN, Ph.D., C.Ht., FPPR Licensed Psychologist/PY 0005165
Dr. Eric Rosen is an Associate Professor with the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Tampa where he has been an instructor going on 12 years. Dr. Rosen teaches clinical hypnotherapy, assessment courses, lifespan, clinical psychopharmacology, and works with Masters and Doctoral students in clinical psychology. He also holds practice in Palm Harbor, FL specializing in pediatrics, family and couples work, forensics, and special needs populations such as deafness (fluent in ASL), intellectual disabilities, ADHD, learning disabilities, and trauma.

Objectives:

Participants will-
1. Learn key definitions of hypnosis
2. Recount origins of hypnotherapy and key exponents in the field
3. De-mystify and explain trance, hypnotic induction, delineate elements of hypnosis session. Observe live model induction.
4. Learn 3 clinical applications of hypnotherapy applied to DSM-V diagnoses via case studies
5. 1 CEU (Continuing Education Credit) can be earned by licensed psychologists

 

7:00 PM Information Session | Explore the Clinical Psychology Programs
Q&A Session | School Tours available upon request
Refreshments will be served
To RSVP for this event (or to access this presentation via LIVE webinar), contact Sara J. S. Nobles, Clinical Admissions Director
snobles@argosy.edu or 813.463.7183

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 813.393.5290. FSPP 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.


FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
1403 North Howard Avenue | Tampa, FL 33607
813.393.5290 | 800.850.6488 | FSPPTampa.com

*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). 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.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2630. 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, Tampa, 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-071702

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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6TH ANNUAL CHILDREN, COUPLES & FAMILIES CONFERENCE - Tampa

WHAT: WORKING WITH CHILDREN, COUPLES, AND
FAMILIES: STAYING RELEVANT IN TODAY’S SOCIETY
WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 9 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WHERE: FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL
PSYCHOLOGY AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY (FSPP)
1403 NORTH HOWARD AVENUE | TAMPA, FL 33607

Please join us for this series of workshop presentations and poster sessions focused on Working with Children, Families and Couples. Up to 6 CEU’s (Continuing education credits) can be earned by licensed psychologists in the state of Florida attending the conference.

Lunch and Refreshments will be served.

QUESTIONS, OR TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT, EMAIL THE CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE AT: fsppconference@gmail.com

To request accommodations for this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 813.393.5290.

FSPP 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.

FLORIDA SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
AT ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
1403 North Howard Avenue | Tampa, FL 33607
813.393.5290 | 800.850.6488 | FSPPTampa.com

*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). 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.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2630. 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, Tampa, 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607. © 2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu. | AU-051704

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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Media Resources


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Media Contact: 888-597-7665 | newsroom@edmc.edu