2017, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Southern California
Clinical Psychologist Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis Medical Center (begins July 2017)
“The faculty was the foundation for my learning. Their passion and expertise, as well as the humanistic sense of particular care for each individual student, made me feel highly supported throughout my time there and has continued to keep me connected to the program.”
Focused on Assisting Foster Families and Providing Psychological Evaluations and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Services
Dr. Amy Weir will begin her work as clinical psychologist postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in July 2017. “I will be providing a newly-developed short-term therapy protocol to all foster families in the Sacramento area, as well as psychological evaluations and in-home infant mental health and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy services,” she stated. Weir will also provide training in parent coaching strategies.
“I have had many experiences providing psychological testing, therapy and participating in research in university, hospital and community mental health clinics,” she added. “I have an emphasis in child and adolescent psychology and am currently finishing my pre-doctoral internship at University of California, Davis CAARE Center Infant Mental Health track, providing in-home services for infant mental health, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and research.”
Her current internship involves participating in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities (LEND) program and providing developmental evaluations in a high-risk neonatal intensive care unit follow-up clinic and autism evaluations for local regional centers.
Weir chose Argosy University, Orange County because she appreciated the community created within the program. “[There was a sense of knowing, not only the other students, but also the professors in a way that made me feel supported throughout my entire academic journey,” she added. “I continue to keep ties with faculty, fellow graduates and current students.”
Weir recommends that current students make many sacrifices while keeping the end goal in sight. “Taking each challenge in graduate school one at a time will help to keep you from becoming overwhelmed,” she added.
She said that the school provided a challenging curriculum and high standards for success. “The faculty was particularly knowledgeable,” Weir stated. “Preparation in professional development was incorporated into the curriculum and the program [helped with] internship placement and career goals. I know that I will continue to have the support of the program throughout my career and will have numerous friendships and colleagues as a result of my time spent in the program,” she said.
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