(DALLAS, Tex. – June 4, 2012) Dr. Vincent Ramos, Chair of the Forensic Psychology and School Psychology programs at Argosy University, Dallas has been named the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Dallas Chapter Professional of the Year for outstanding advocacy and leadership in the development of mental health services in the community. The jail mental health program he developed has been recognized by the National Sheriff’s Association and the Texas Corrections Association.
NAMI Dallas is a grassroots family and consumer self-help, support, education, and advocacy 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses and the lives of their families and other caregivers since 1982. Such illnesses are now known as serious and persistent neurobiological brain disorders. NAMI Dallas' membership includes consumers diagnosed with mental illness; their family members, relatives, friends, and other caregivers; mental health professionals; and all who share NAMI's vision and mission.
Prior to joining Argosy University, Dr. Ramos, who is a licensed psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology, previously served as the Chief Psychologist & Director of Clinical Services and Training for the Granbury Regional Juvenile Justice Center. He has worked as a psychologist for the Department of Psychological Services, Denton ISD and Fort Worth ISD and as a faculty member and administrator at Argosy University, Dallas and the University of North Texas. Ramos is well published and an accomplished presenter in the field of psychology. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in educational psychology and a PhD in school psychology from Texas A&M University. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University.
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Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals. Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. Argosy University, Nashville is authorized for operations as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.