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Jennifer Koh Interviewed on “Ask a Leader” Radio Show on Immigration Enforcement and the City of Irvine

Western State College of Law at Argosy University Professor Jennifer Koh was featured on the radio show, “Ask A Leader,” aired on KUCI FM and hosted by Claudia Shambaugh. She spoke about Irvine Mayor Don Wagner’s attempt to place discussion of the California Values Act (SB 54), a law that limits local and state law enforcement’s involvement in federal immigration enforcement, on the agenda of the Irvine City Council. The show is available at: http://askaleader.com/?p=1443. Although the Irvine City Council meeting later that day was subsequently cancelled due to lack of a quorum, SB 54 was listed on its agenda for discussion at the time the show was aired.

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APA Division 19 Student Chapter Receives Society of Military Psychology Outstanding Student Chapter Award and Student Travel Award

At the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention, three outstanding student chapters are recognized each year by Division 19, Society of Military Psychology. Chapters are selected based on campus activities, community involvement, and engagement within the Society for Military Psychology.

At the 2018 APA Convention, the Military Psychology Interest Group, an APA Division 19 Student Chapter, at the American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP) at Argosy University | Northern Virginia was awarded an Outstanding Student Chapter Award. The ASPP student chapter hosted several professional speakers including Army and Air Force clinical psychologists and recruiters. The student chapter and staff members of ASPP also participated in “Food Fight 2018.” This volunteer event hosted thousands of volunteers packed meals to support Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization with the mission to feed starving children worldwide.

The student chapter received a $100 monetary award, which will be used to host future events and outfit a veterans lounge on campus. 

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Dr. Larry Tripp Named GACTE Teacher of the Year in Georgia

Larry Tripp
2005, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota
Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator for Dalton Public Schools

Named GACTE Teacher of the Year in Georgia

Dr. Larry Tripp is the work-based learning and youth apprenticeship coordinator for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia. He’s responsible for collaborating with administrators, students, teachers and business/industry leaders to design activities that connect education and careers for Dalton High School students. Tripp facilitates connections to support students’ transition to postsecondary education and employment. To achieve these goals, he developed a program that engages students in future career exploration and development.

His work was recently commended by the Georgia Association For Career and Technical Education (GACTE), which named him “Teacher Of Year.” Tripp, who in 2005 earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, received the honor at the GACTE annual conference. To earn the achievement, Tripp was nominated by division peers—then selected by the GACTE awards committee as the overall state winner. He’ll represent Georgia in the Association for Career & Technical Education Region II competition in September 2018.  

Tripp’s 25-year career in education includes service at both Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools. In addition to his Doctor of Education, he holds an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University and both a Master of Education in Occupational Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Education from The University of Georgia.

Tripp also served on the design team for the first ever WBL (work-based learning) national conference, held in September 2018. He’s advocated for work-based learning and career, technical and agriculture education before the state legislature and is a founder of Rising Professionals, which partners with local industry leaders to provide workshops that teach students the value of exceptional work ethics and responsibility.

His additional community activities include:

  • Recognized as a Top Gun Coordinator, distinguishing him as an elite youth apprenticeship program (YAP) /work-based learning coordinator (WBL)
  • Earned all seven of the YAP/WBL Badges, which signify excellence in each of the specific YAP/WBL program areas of focus.
  • Was the first YAP/WBL representative on the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education board, serving a three year term.
  • Served on the district leadership team, the district design team, the Dalton High School design team and the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Career Tech advisory board.

Tripp is also an active member in his church community and spends many hours working with youth through the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department.

Read more about Tripp’s “Teacher of the Year” award here.

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Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610.

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PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Announces Continued Grant of Accreditation

PHOENIX, Sept. 5, 2018 The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is pleased to announce that the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program was awarded a continued grant of accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA).

APA accreditation reflects that the PsyD program, as well as its faculty, curriculum, and support systems meet the standards established by the leading professional organization. The program was reaccredited for ten years, the maximum amount of time allowed by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation.

“The central goal of our Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program is to prepare graduates to become competent, valuable contributors to the field of professional psychology,” said Dr. Eric Johnson, dean of the program. “A grant of continued accreditation from the APA is acknowledgement of the strength of our program and the commitment of our faculty to our students and to their profession.”

The APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, as the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology. In total, the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program within the College of Clinical Psychology at 10 Argosy University campuses holds accreditation from the APA.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the programs’ 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 / Email: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/971 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, alumni success, and other important info.

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Press Releases

Argosy University, Phoenix Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Chair, Dr. Anna Edgeston, received the prestigious honor of the HOPE AWARD (Volunteer of the Year) from Restore Small Groups. Restore Small Groups is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity to make changes to what causes dissatisfaction in your life. Participants address challenges related to their relationships, family dynamics, careers, food and body image issues, grief, anxiety, addiction, and much more.

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In the news

  • Brian Sharpless, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia was recently interviewed for the Boston Globe for an article about how culture shapes your mind and mental illness. To read the full article, visit https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/11/28/how-culture-shapes-your-mind-and-your-mental-illness/sMlhWP5LGSOvQAFd83I3qN/story.html

    Sharpless completed his internship (Pennsylvania Hospital), a post-doctoral clinical fellowship (Pennsylvania Hospital) and post-doctoral research fellowship (Center for Psychotherapy Research) at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his position at ASPP,Northern Virginia he was on faculty at Pennsylvania State University and Washington State University and was recently made a teaching fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Teachers Academy. At ASPP, Northern Virginia Dr. Sharpless primarily teaches History and Systems, Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy, and Advanced Psychopathology.

    Sharpless has broad research, teaching, and clinical interests in psychopathology and psychotherapy. He has published over 30 articles and chapters on common and lesser-known disorders (e.g., exploding head syndrome), psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, professional issues, and the history/philosophy of clinical psychology. His first book, Sleep Paralysis: Historical Psychological, and Medical Perspectives, co-authored with Dr. Karl Doghramji, was recently released by Oxford University Press. His first edited book with the same press, Unusual and Rare Psychological Disorders, is forthcoming. Sharpless has presented his work at national and international professional conferences and been interviewed for various TV, radio, and print outlets (e.g., National Geographic, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, the BBC).

  • American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia Associate Professor Brian A. Sharpless, Ph.D. is featured in an upcoming episode of The Shocking Truth on Reelz TV about the story behind A Nightmare on Elm Street. In the episode, Sharpless talks about how Brugada syndrome, sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome, sleep paralysis, and the Hmong refugees from Vietnam served as inspiration for the film.

    For more information and show times, visit https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8668072/.

  • Western State College of Law at Argosy University Professor Jennifer Koh was featured on the radio show, “Ask A Leader,” aired on KUCI FM and hosted by Claudia Shambaugh. She spoke about Irvine Mayor Don Wagner’s attempt to place discussion of the California Values Act (SB 54), a law that limits local and state law enforcement’s involvement in federal immigration enforcement, on the agenda of the Irvine City Council. The show is available at: http://askaleader.com/?p=1443. Although the Irvine City Council meeting later that day was subsequently cancelled due to lack of a quorum, SB 54 was listed on its agenda for discussion at the time the show was aired.

Alumni Success

Danielle Stewart
2014, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Argosy University, Atlanta
Entrepreneur/Founder/President at In School Spirit, LLC and Community Empowerment Foundation, Inc.

“Argosy prepared me for my career in multiple ways. Through the rigorous program, I learned how much hard work, discipline and persistence pays off.”

Provides Support Outside of School for Students and Families

Danielle Stewart is an entrepreneur and the founder of In School Spirit and Community Empowerment Foundation. She designs and creates strategies that provide support to students and families beyond school walls. Stewart’s platforms promote both community building and accountability through surveys, assessments, quantitative and qualitative research, curriculum design, and educational training.

Her path to this career was non-traditional—though she always knew she’d work her way up to become an entrepreneur. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Hofstra University and worked in television production until she decided to pursue an MBA at University of Phoenix. She then began working toward a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership at Argosy University, Atlanta. She completed the degree in 2014.

“I sought out the opportunity to create a position that would allow me to utilize all of my skills, experiences and credentials. Immediately after my final dissertation defense, I continued conducting research and creating programs, resources, and tools through my educational consulting business In School Spirit.”

Soon afterward, Stewart launched the nonprofit Community Empowerment Foundation. The organization connected and provided educational support to communities in need. “Our efforts continue to thrive through our various platforms, including the launch of College Prep & Connect Clinic. We also developed national Education Advocacy Awareness month,” she said. “The core values of all of our programs are to educate, advocate, and empower.”

Stewart chose to attend Argosy University because of the campus’s convenient location and course schedule. “Argosy prepared me for my career in multiple ways. Through the rigorous program, I learned how much hard work, discipline, and persistence pays off.” She also bonded with her fellow classmates and instructors—individuals whose life experiences and wisdom helped to shape her time as a student.  

“My former professors and colleagues continue to support my work and we have constant communication with one another. It was such an amazing feeling when I was no longer a student but I was recognized by my former professors and colleagues as ‘Doctor.’ Those relationships are what I treasure the most.”

Stewart adds that working toward her doctorate showed her that while her career background wasn’t in education, there was a space for her unique skills, perspective, and talents.

In her current role, Stewart is proud of to have secured multiple grants, partnerships, and the continuation of national Education Advocacy Awareness month. “Through our College Prep & Connect Clinic program, we have received a 100% success rate for those who have taken advantage of our services.”

Her professional involvements include:

  • Serving on several boards including Hofstra University's Black and Hispanic Alumni Association, Police Athletic League, Lillie's Foundation, Paideia Alumni Council, and Police Athletic League Taking Our Lives Back (P.A.L.T.O.L.B.).
  • Member of educational fellowships: 4.0 schools Essentials, Tiny 4.0 Schools and 50CAN
  • Serving as an educational consultant for Beulah's Rising Stars Gavel Club

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