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Argosy University is a system of for-profit colleges owned by Education Management Corporation. The university maintains 28 locations in the United States, as well as an online division. The university offers programs at the associates, bachelor's, master's and doctorate level through its seven colleges. The colleges include the College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Psychology and Behavioral science, College of Education, College of Business, College of Health science, Western State College of Law at Argosy University and The Art Institutes of California at Argosy University. Wikipedia.


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News Article | April 17, 2017
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Titus R. Ngateh’s new book Born With A Vision: A Gift of Love ($15.49, paperback 9781498485746; $7.99, eBook, 9781498485753) is the inspiring story of a young man’s struggle to beat the odds following the sudden death of his father, and his determination to leave the tragic past behind. Poverty compounded by the Liberian Civil War was a force he not only had to reckon with, but would he live to see his family also trapped in the fighting elsewhere in the country? In the midst of this horrible event, he held on to his faith in God, the Faith his late father had instilled in him as a young boy. Tragedies in the families, including the deaths of an older brother, an uncle, and two friends in the war, had taught him a hard lesson. Ngateh says, “This book is relevant in today’s culture in that while my story occurred on the other side of the globe, it is just as relatable as in the streets of Chicago or Atlanta. One can, for instance, see homelessness, crime, unemployment, single parents battling over the issues of survivability to remain relevant in the community they live. The condition of the orphanage that remains one of the fundamental headaches in the world, leaves humanity hopeless, some of which are caused by civil unrest, extreme poverty and other man-made disasters. Places like Iraq, Libya, the Sudan, the Middle East, Syria, Egypt, Mali, Somalia, and other troubled spots in the world, are just a few classic examples of the endless human situations in a world that appears, falling apart. It was the same with what happened in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and in countries that are currently undergoing various forms of chaos.” Titus R. Ngateh was born in Liberia, West Africa. He fled the Liberian civil war and resettled in the United States in 2003. His adopted parents followed later, in 2004. He attended high school in Guinea, West Africa. He was a student at the America, Episcopal University AMU, 2001-2002. He has attended colleges in Maryland, and New York respectively. He is now a graduate of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, at Argosy University, Atlanta Georgia. Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Born With A Vision: A Gift of Love through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.


News Article | November 1, 2016
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MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Access LLC announced today that Dr. Don Keysser, CM&AA, has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Minneapolis. Dr. Keysser joins Global Access after over 30 years of investment banking and business finance consulting. Don served previously as a Managing Director with Dain Bosworth Inc. (later RBC Dain), and as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Principal at Miller & Schroeder Financial. Don has been the Managing Principal since 2001 of Hannover Ltd., a consulting firm offering services in business finance advisory, capital raising and M&A transactions. Don has an MA in Urban Planning and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in International Business from Argosy University, where his doctoral thesis topic concerns the exporting behavior of lower-middle market privately held manufacturing firms. Don also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Saint Mary’s University, and the University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management), teaching MBA courses in various finance topics. “We are looking forward to having Don join our team in Minneapolis as we are continuing to strengthen our capabilities in the region. In addition, Don will have a leading role in building our first continental European office expected to be in Germany in 2017,” said Michael Macaluso, the firm’s Chairman and CEO. “I am honored to join the Global Access team at this time, as the firm is expanding in Minneapolis in sectors such as Healthcare/BioTech and AgTech,” Don said, adding that “my focus will be on building our direct investment platform in Minneapolis and working on our expansion into the German market." Global Access is an independent global direct investment and advisory services firm. We endeavor to be the premier gateway to domestic and global markets for our clients and their partners through our multi-disciplinary, hands-on approach. We provide maximum latitude to realize value creation through focused, differentiated business strategies and the flexibility to act quickly. For more information, visit www.globalaccesscsg.com.


News Article | December 16, 2016
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News Article | February 20, 2017
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Eme R.,Argosy University
Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics | Year: 2012

This review examines the long-standing finding that ADHD is a common sequela of pediatric traumatic brain injury (PTBI) in light of the current conceptualization of ADHD as a dimensional, neuropsychologically heterogeneous disorder. The review contends that this conceptualization established the basis for concluding that frequently occurring symptoms caused by PTBI, such as slow processing speed, emotional dysregulation and disinhibition, are indicative of ADHD. Consequently, it concludes that ADHD following PTBI is even more common than the 30% rate the current literature suggests. It provides recommendations for the assessment and treatment of ADHD associated with PTBI. © 2012 Expert Reviews Ltd.


Agosta L.,Argosy University
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy | Year: 2014

Heidegger's 1927 call to provide "a special hermeneutic of empathy" is linked with his later commitment at the Zollikon Seminars to engage explicitly with issues in psychodynamic therapy with psychiatrists. The task of providing a special hermeneutic of empathy is one that Heidegger assigns in Being and Time, but on which he does not deliver. Inspired by the assignment, this article applies the distinctions of Heidegger's Daseinanalysis to human interrelations. This article generates a Heideggerian account of empathy as a multi-dimensional process that delimits and illuminates the field of possibilities of authentic human relationships. The multiple dimensions of empathy include affectedness (Befindlichkeit), understanding of possibility, interpretation, and speech, the latter including listening. The result is a reconstruction of a Heideggerian account of empathic human relations in the sense that it goes beyond what Heidegger explicitly says to what the Heideggerian method of inquiry can contribute to understanding and implementing the process of empathy. In particular, a two-by-two matrix is built and engaged in detail, cross referencing the four possibilities of authentic and inauthentic relationships with the individual and the other. A specifically Heideggerian analysis of the multi-dimensional process of empathy is the result. The clinical relevance of Heidegger's work is made explicit as empathy is positioned as the foundation of clinical practice as exemplified in psychodynamic psychotherapy. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


Gwozdziewycz N.,Argosy University
The Permanente journal | Year: 2013

Narrative therapies, especially narrative exposure therapy, are used to treat the effects of trauma in refugees and to prevent psychiatric illness. These methods involve helping the person to tell the story of what happened to them until it no longer elicits anxiety. We reviewed all quantitative studies related to narrative exposure methods for treating trauma or posttraumatic stress disorder in refugees. We focused on studies with sufficient information to calculate effect sizes and statistical power. We found 7 quantitative studies for which effect size and power could be calculated. The total average effect size for all interventions was 0.63 (medium). The average effect size for studies in which interventions were administered by physicians, adequately trained graduate students, or both was 0.53. The effect size for studies in which the counselors were themselves refugees was 1.02. The 95% confidence intervals for the effect sizes of narrative exposure therapy did not reach below 0. Studies demonstrating the effectiveness of narrative methods have adequate effect sizes and statistical power. Empowering lay counselors to treat their fellow refugees in future studies is warranted.


Dr. Gholam Mujtaba, a renowned scholar and political figure has published a doctoral dissertation on Pakistani leadership through Argosy University Phoenix. He has been conferred the degree of Doctorate by the Graduate School of Business and Management of the Argosy University at a ceremony in Atlanta today. This is a first doctorate on the styles of military and civilian leadership in Pakistan and the perceptions of such leadership among Americans of Pakistani origin, or pro United States Pakistanis living in Pakistan. The dissertation has provided an in depth information about Pakistani leadership, reasons behind their failures, and public perceptions. The report says that 24% of Pakistanis are disenfranchised with their leadership. They do not support the military and civilian leaderships that has governed the country. The 35% mostly youth are following a former sport figure of Pakistan’s Justice Movement (PTI) to salvage the country from traditional leadership. However, the study reflects 59% of the respondents including this 35% are swing votes which can be capitalized through a dynamic charismatic leadership that can provide hope for a bright future of Pakistan. It is presumed that corruption is the main factor in rejecting traditional leadership of Pakistan by an overwhelming majority. Pakistan’s debt has surged from 38 billion dollars at the time of the military rule of General Musharraf, to over 100 billion dollars in 2016 after successive civilian governments of former President Zardari and the current Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif. The foreign policy failures have resulted due to the widening of gaps in Pakistan’s relationship with the United States, and attempts to get closer to China. This has mostly served Chinese interests instead of Pakistani interests. Furthermore, this has narrowed down the role of Pakistan in the Middle Eastern region due to Chinese penetration in Pakistani priorities in the foreign policy making. The study shows Pakistan a highly diverse country in the religious landscape, contrary to public perceptions in the west. Jews, Christians, Hindus, and all other faiths are represented in the study showing their Pakistani origin. However, Sunnis far outnumbered all others constituting 84% of the population whereas adherents to Shia Islam were lesser than 8%. Though the country highlights strong religious pluralism, nevertheless a strong sense of national culture and identity is visible. The study further reflects political, and ethnic diversity in Pakistan. The findings in the study shows an overwhelming support for civilian leadership, aside from the majority opinion found disenfranchised from any class of leadership. The study findings support the idea that enhancing literacy rate will greatly influence the public perceptions about governments, foreign and defense policies of Pakistan. In turn, in the matter of implications for leadership theory and practice, that all forms of organization may indeed abide by a similar dynamic, namely the following: participative leadership becomes more important as the subordinates’ educational level rises. The study explains that civilian governance is most robust under conditions of high level of literacy, whereas Pakistan lacks those numbers in literacy. The study argues that until literacy reaches a high point, the potential for abuses of power on the part of civilian administrations, which fact renders any advantage from them to be ephemeral at best, or illusionary at worst. Dr. Gholam Mujtaba has had a long career in politics across America and Pakistan. Currently, a Central Leader to the Republican Party of the United States of America and Chairman of Pakistani Policy Institute, USA, he is an expert on conflict management and Pakistani leadership. He was conferred the Doctorate in Organizational Leadership by the Argosy University today. Recipient of the United States Congressional Recognition Award in 2015, Dr. Mujtaba has previously held such highly regarded positions as the Central Vice President of the All Pakistan Muslim League and an Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh, a cabinet position in Pakistan.


News Article | November 23, 2016
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News Article | November 8, 2016
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Model and reality-TV star Kendall Jenner recently revealed that she's afraid to go to sleep because of a condition called sleep paralysis. "I wake up in the middle of the night, and I can't move," Jenner said on the Nov. 6 episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" on E!. "I looked it up online, and it's a weird thing called sleep paralysis," she said. The experience is "terrifying," Jenner told her mother, Kris Jenner, on the show ."It's so scary when it happens — you literally feel like you're never going to get out of it," she said. [The Demon on Your Chest and Other Terrifying Tales of Sleep Paralysis] Experts say that sleep paralysis is indeed frightening, and it occurs when a person experiences two states — dreaming and muscle paralysis —  that normally occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. But in people who experience sleep paralysis, the dreaming and paralysis occur while they are awake. Normally, dreams take place when a person is in REM sleep. While a person is dreaming, the brain paralyzes the muscles of the body so that a person cannot act out the dreams physically. However, during sleep paralysis, these two things occur while a person is conscious, Brian Sharpless, an associate professor of clinical psychology at Argosy University in Washington, D.C., told Live Science in an interview in October. This means that the dreams are technically hallucinations, and they're just as vivid as anything you'd see when you're awake, said Sharpless, who is also the author of "Sleep Paralysis: Historical, Psychological and Medical Perspectives" (Oxford University Press, 2015). Episodes of sleep paralysis are usually brief, lasting just a few seconds or minutes, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sleep paralysis is common in people with narcolepsy, the Mayo Clinic says. But people who do not have narcolepsy also may experience the phenomenon, especially in young adulthood, according to the Mayo Clinic. About 8 percent of Americans have experienced at least one episode of sleep paralysis, a 2011 study from Pennsylvania State University found. People with conditions such as anxiety or depression may be more likely to experience sleep paralysis, according to the study. Doctors do not have a specific treatment for sleep paralysis, Dr. Shelby Harris, director of behavioral sleep medicine at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at the Montefiore Health System in New York City, told Live Science in 2015. If a person experiences episodes of sleep paralysis only infrequently, then improving his or her "sleep hygiene" may help, Harris said. Good "sleep hygiene" includes getting enough sleep on a regular basis; avoiding alcohol, nicotine, drugs and caffeine before bedtime; and keeping electronics out of the bedroom, she said. However, people who have more frequent episodes of sleep paralysis may have an underlying medical condition that a sleep specialist could diagnose, Harris said. During an episode of sleep paralysis, all a person can do is stay calm and realize that it will pass soon, Harris said. She noted, however, that "this really only works if you've had an episode or two before, and know what to expect. These attacks can be quite scary to experience, especially if you've never had one before."

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