Minnesota School of Professional Psychology

Minnesota 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 Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Personal and Professional Preparation

The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (MSPP) is located just south of Minneapolis. The strength of our Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program lies in our commitment to student learning and mentoring, our emphasis on understanding and appreciating diversity, and our focus on clinical practice. We encourage your personal and professional growth through engaging classroom discussions and experiential learning opportunities. We are also closely connected to many local organizations that provide training for our students.

Argosy University, Twin Cities

1515 Central Parkway,
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
Phone: 651-846-2882

Clinical Admissions Director

Wendy Assal
wassal@argosy.edu
651-846-3314

Local Training Sites

As an MSPP student, you’ll have the opportunity to provide psychological services under the supervision of experienced practitioners. Students have completed training at a range of organizations, including:

  • State Psychiatric Facilities
  • Community Mental Health Clinics
  • VA Hospitals
  • Forensic Sites
  • Schools
  • Child and Adolescent Facilities
  • Group-Based Private Practice Settings

Recent News

Twin Cities’ Dr. Margit Berman to Have Two Books Published
Twin Cities’ Dr. Margit Berman to Have Two Books Published

 Dr. Margit Berman, faculty, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, will soon have two books published. A Workbook of Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns: The Accept Yourself Framework is a three-part workbook that provides a concise and forgiving research-based guide to clients’ difficulties with sustained weight loss. 

 

The second book, A Clinician's Guide to Acceptance-Based Approaches for Weight Concerns: The Accept Yourself Framework, is an overview of Dr. Berman’s Accept Yourself! Program.

 

Both books are available for preorder.

 

To celebrate this accomplishment, Dr. Berman’s coworkers brought her a cake—decorated with a picture of her new book.

 

 

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Minnesota’s Dr. Raja M. David Presents at International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference
Minnesota’s Dr. Raja M. David Presents at International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference

Raja M. David, PsyD, ABPP, LP, program dean at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, participated in three presentations at the second International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference in Austin, Texas.

Dr. David led a panel discussion on ethical factors to consider when conducting collaborative/therapeutic assessments. He also partnered with Julie Cradock-O'Leary, one of the creators of the Thurston Craddock Test of Shame (TCTS), to present on TCTS and its use as a part of a collaborative/therapeutic assessment. Finally, he joined a panel of psychologists to discuss how to apply the TCTS model in different work environments.

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Twin Cities’ Dr. Raja David Participates in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference
Twin Cities’ Dr. Raja David Participates in Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference

Dr. Raja M. David, PsyD, ABPP, LP, program dean at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University participated in three presentations at the second International Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference in Austin, Texas.

David led a panel discussion on “ethical factors to consider when conducting collaborative/therapeutic assessments.” He also partnered with Julie Cradock-O'Leary, one of the creators of the Thurston Craddock Test of Shame (TCTS) and another psychologist to discuss TCTS and its use as a part of a collaborative/therapeutic assessment.

David also joined a panel of psychologists talking about applying the TCTS model in different work environments.

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Twin Cities’ Dr. Margit Berman Presents at Two Workshops, Publishes Three Articles
Twin Cities’ Dr. Margit Berman Presents at Two Workshops, Publishes Three Articles

Dr. Margit Berman, faculty member at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, recently presented a two-day intensive workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico on the topic of “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for PESI.” The workshop helped attendees to develop highly practical, evidence-based skills, case conceptualization techniques and powerful strategies that will improve outcomes for:

  • Anxiety issues
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mood disorders
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Trauma
  • Weight management

Additionally, Berman presented a half-day continuing education workshop on the intervention program that she developed called “Accept Yourself!” The program is a self-acceptance-based intervention for weight, body image, and mood concerns in women. The workshop was presented at the American Psychological Association annual convention in Washington, D.C.

At the Washington, D.C. conference, Berman also organized and moderated a discussion on “Social Justice in Psychotherapy Science.” The discussion featured a number of nationally prominent psychotherapy and social justice researchers, including Janet Helms.

She’s also been published three times in recent months;

  1. Berman, M. I., & Hegel, M. T. (2017). Weight bias education for medical school faculty: Workshop and assessment. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49(7), 605-606.
  2. Berman, M. I., Chapman, N., Nash, B., Kivlighan, D. M., & Paquin, J. D. (2017). Sharing wisdom: Challenges, benefits, and developmental path to becoming a successful therapist-researcher. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 30, 1-21.
  3. *Dollar, E., Berman, M.I., & Adachi-Mejia, A. M. (2017). Do no harm: Moving beyond weight loss to emphasize physical activity at every size. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14. DOI: 10.5888/pcd14.170006
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