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Message from the Chair

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Samuel Girguis, PsyD

Director, PsyD Program, and Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Clinical Psychology

The APA-accredited PsyD program at Azusa Pacific University has equipped students to become psychologists who work in diverse settings for over 20 years. Our program's special emphases on (1) a systems approach to psychology; (2) integration of faith/spirituality and clinical practice; and (3) diversity prepare our students to become become licensed psychologists who engage in psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and clinical research. In addition, students can choose to complete elective concentrations in forensic psychology or psychodynamic systems of psychotherapy. We offer several international opportunities that are life-changing and further equip our students to engage with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.