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Florida School of Professional Psychology Associate Professor Eric Rosen, Ph.D. was named Educator of the Year

Florida School of Professional Psychology Associate Professor Eric Rosen, Ph.D. was named Educator of the Year at the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) Hypno Expo. The award honored him as a teacher/trainer of hypnosis. Rosen also presented at the conference, covering “Trauma Informed Clinical Hypnotherapy.”

Rosen is an IACT and IMDHA ( International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association) certified hypnotherapy instructor and certified master trainer of clinical hypnosis, having taught clinical hypnosis both in the community and through the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University to clinical psychology doctoral students.

IACT is an association for holistic practitioners that provides a forum where members may exchange ideas, information, techniques and methodologies. Establishing itself apart from the rest as a multidisciplinary association, which specializes in holistic techniques. IACT's membership includes medical practitioners, psychologists, clinical social workers, coaches, stress consultants, NLP practitioners, clergy, licensed massage therapists, hypnotists, hypnotherapists, biofeedback specialists, nutritionists, educators, mental health therapists, substance abuse counselors and others in the helping, healing arts.

Atlanta's Eric Rodgers Named Graduate Student of the Year

Eric Rodgers, who is working toward a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Argosy University, Atlanta was recently named the 2018 Graduate Student of the Year. He received the award from the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA).

Rodgers received his award at a luncheon during the LPCA-GA convention.

Atlanta's Kelli Ritter Receives Counselor Educator of the Year Award

Argosy University, Atlanta Faculty members Kelli Ritter received the 2018 Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA).

Ritter’s work focuses on child, adolescent and family counseling, wellness, courage and resilience. She is the founder and president of Effective Parenting, LLC.

Ritter received her commendation at the awards luncheon at the LPCA-GA convention.

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 (, 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.”

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Press Releases

Travon Johnson and David Dzhrnazyan, who are working toward a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County, recently presented their doctoral research projects at the 30th annual convention of the Association of Psychological Science (APS). The national conference took place in San Francisco, California in May /2018.

Johnson and Dzhrnazyan are both supervised by Gilly Koritzky, PhD, assistant professor, Argosy University, San Francisco. The students received additional support from faculty members Tica Lopez, PhD; Anindita Ganguly, PhD; Stephen Berger, PhD; and fellow student Alexis Ganz.

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In the news

  • Professor Brian Sharpless, instructor, the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, was recently interviewed for a Science Focus podcast regarding “exploding head syndrome.” Sharpless is a renowned expert on the topic and speaks frequently about the disorder that causes sufferers to hear a deafening bang just before they fall asleep.
    According to the article, a Science Focus group as well as a group of scientists from Goldsmiths University, Harvard Medical School and Argosy University created a study to learn more about the syndrome. The results are expected to be published in late 2018 r in the year in BBC Focus magazine.

    Prior to the release of the results, Dr. Sharpless, one of the scientists leading the study, discussed exploding head syndrome and the current research.

    See the article here.

    A list of available podcasts is here.

  • Robert Eme, PhD, professor of clinical psychology, the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg recently published an article entitled “Sex differences in temperament: A partial explanation for the sex difference in the prevalence of serious antisocial behaviors” in the Aggression and Violent Behavior peer-reviewed journal.

    According to the article abstract, temperamental traits have long been understood to be important constructs for understanding normal and abnormal development. But their relevance to criminal justice has only recently been recognized. The paper explores how the sex difference in three temperamental dimensions contributed to the massive sex difference in the severest forms of antisocial behavior.

    The article is located in the publication’s, Volume 40, 2018, Pages 101-107, ISSN 1359-1789. Learn more here.

  • Western State College of Law at Argosy University Adjunct Professor John Ohashi was a guest on the radio show and podcast, Critical Mass for Business Radio Show Series, hosted by Richard Franzi, on March 20. Professor Ohashi discussed his career, including currently teaching Corporate Finance and Accounting for Lawyers at Western State College of Law.

Alumni Success

Amanda McCullar
2017, Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology
Argosy University, Denver
Clinician, The Geo Group - Care

“[My education] enhanced my ability to hold my own when discussing mental health concerns at my work.”

Assists High-risk Male Felons in a 90-Day Treatment Program

Amanda McCullar is a registered psychotherapist and works as a mental health clinician at an inpatient cognitive behavioral program in Denver, Colorado. She serves male felons at a community corrections facility—men who are the highest risk to reoffend have been referred to a 90-day treatment program before reentering the community. In the program, McCullar works with them in both group and individual settings to correct antisocial thoughts and behaviors and address any responsivity factors such as mental health and trauma.

Prior to attending Argosy University, Denver, McCullar earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She moved to Denver and began working toward a Master of Arts in general psychology at the University of the Rockies. “My education from Argosy University, Denver greatly impacted my personal growth and career development,” she said. “It enhanced my ability to hold my own when discussing mental health concerns at my work—I am better able to advocate for my clients' mental health needs.”

McCullar added that while attending University of the Rockies, she worked with at-risk adolescent females. “In 2016, I started working as a case manager with female felons at a community corrections facility. I was then promoted twice within the company.” She hopes to work for the FBI or a similar agency in the future and knew that a specialized degree was key to achieving that goal. She completed a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, Denver in 2017.

“I chose Argosy University because it offered flexibility, which was crucial when balancing work, school and my personal life. I still hope to go back for a PsyD.,” she mentioned. McCullar enjoyed the blended learning environment—and said that learning online was challenging and fast-paced. “Argosy staff further supported my independence. I was often encouraged to complete my work in my own style and grow as a writer.”

She explained that the Forensic Psychology program at Argosy helped her to understand assessments and counseling techniques specifically for substance abuse. This was especially beneficial because many of the clients she sees abuse alcohol or drugs.

Today, McCullar is honored to provide therapeutic services that help what she calls “a forgotten population.” She is also working toward becoming a licensed professional counselor. McCullar recommended that current students take in all of the knowledge that they can while still in school. “Immerse yourself in the classroom environment. And establish relationships with your fellow peers and professors.”

As she grows within the profession, McCullar has taken opportunities to build relationships with her clients. “Within the last couple of months, we started to offer in-house volunteer work for our clients. I have had the opportunity to work alongside my clients during these projects,” she stated. One of the first projects involved providing heat relief for the homeless in Denver.

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, Denver, 7600 E. Eastman Avenue, Denver, CO 80231. ©2018 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is

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