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Overview

Atlanta Clinical Psychology PsyD Degree Program

The Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, a non-profit institution, offers a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program with concentrations in Child & Family Psychology, General Adult Clinical, Health Psychology, and Neuropsychology/Geropsychology.

Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in Atlanta, GA

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University (GSPP) has prepared students for careers in the field since 1991. The program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1994. GSPP is located in Atlanta, a thriving metropolitan area that offers students excellent training opportunities in a wide array of settings. The GSPP's tradition and expertise as a training program in clinical psychology is firmly established in the local community.

Faculty

The faculty at GSPP brings a wide range of clinical, research and professional interests that expose students to diverse perspectives in the field of clinical psychology. Faculty members are actively engaged in clinical practice and service to the profession. Faculty members' clinical work informs their work with students, both in the classroom and in practicum training. Most faculty members maintain part-time clinical practices and offer services in specialty areas that include brief dynamic psychotherapy, trauma work with children and adults, neuropsychology, and clinical child psychology. The faculty members' research and other professional activities also demonstrate their expertise in these areas. Publications, presentations, consultation, and invited lectures provide connections to the broader community of clinical psychologists--which facilitate students' access to clinical training, part-time employment, and networking opportunities. The faculty at GSPP represents a wide range of clinical interests and theoretical orientations--no particular approach to clinical practice dominates the program, so that students engage in a theoretically rich and diverse training experience. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Atlanta Clinical Psychology PsyD Degree Program

The PsyD program is comprised of a 98-credit hour curriculum that can be completed over a five-year period, including the internship year. Students complete required and elective courses, two years of practicum training, a clinical competency exam, a dissertation-style clinical research project, and the predoctoral internship. The degree is designed to provide students with well-rounded generalist training in clinical psychology. We believe this generalist approach is critically important given the growing emphasis on accountability, evidence-based practice, working in multidisciplinary settings, and flexibility in adapting to newly emerging roles. Students focus their interests within the field of clinical psychology by pursuing elective courses and clinical training in one of four concentration areas: Adult General Clinical, Child & Family Psychology, Neuropsychology/Geropsychology, and Health Psychology.

The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) curriculum places a heavy emphasis on practitioner training in both assessment and intervention. We emphasize rigorous training in psychological assessment, so that the students can distinguish themselves with outstanding knowledge and skills in this area of clinical practice. Students receive intensive coursework in psychological assessment and testing in the first year of training. In addition to required courses in cognitive and personality assessment, students can pursue coursework and training topics in child and adolescent assessment, projective techniques, neuropsychological testing, and forensic assessment.

Students in the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) degree program at GSPP complete supervised field experiences, working directly with clients in local practices, agencies, and hospitals that provide behavioral healthcare services. The Atlanta area provides a wide range of clinical training opportunities--we place students in sites that are committed to clinical training and that complement their individual interests and needs. Argosy University maintains longstanding practicum training relationships with a diverse array of psychologists, agencies, and facilities--including local and regional medical centers, inpatient psychiatric facilities, specialty clinics, the VA Medical Center, college and university counseling centers, correctional facilities, children's hospitals, neuro-rehabilitation centers, and private practitioners.

In their practicum training, students spend 16 to 20 hours per week in an agency, program, or professional practice that is formally affiliated with the Clinical Psychology program. Training sites are developed and coordinated by the program's training office. The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) students receive a minimum of one hour of primary supervision per week from a licensed doctoral-level psychologist at the diagnostic and therapy practicum sites. An additional hour of secondary supervision may be delivered by another licensed professional or postdoctoral fellow, and may consist of group supervision, case conferences, clinical observation, or in-service training. During each practicum placement, students also enroll in a weekly practicum seminar led by a faculty member on-campus. The faculty member does not provide direct supervision, but offers didactic training emphasizing diagnostic and intervention skills applicable to a variety of clinical populations, as well as an opportunity for consultation. Faculty members closely monitor students' progress toward achieving competencies in clinical training throughout their program of study. This monitoring by both academic faculty and practicum site supervisors, addresses both the issue of students' suitability for clinical practice and their academic achievement in completing the programs curriculum.

Alumni

The Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is proud of its graduates. After all, the only true measure of a school's success is the accomplishments of its alumni. With every graduating class, GSPP graduates take on important roles that make a difference in their communities.

Accreditation

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Program at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's 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.

Learn more about the benefits of the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in the following pages or on the school's official website.

Argosy University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, www.wscuc.org). 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, Atlanta, 980 Hammond Drive, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30328. ©2017 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Their email address is: materialsreview@argosy.edu.

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/577 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


Location & Contact

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University

980 Hammond Drive Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
United States


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