Academic Catalog

Clinical Psychology (PhD)

Program Description

School of Psychology, Family, and Community Faculty

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The Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. This program is a full-time, five-year, integrated, and organized sequence of studies and practice experiences based on the “local clinical-scientist” model of training. The local clinical-scientist embodies and expands upon the original scientist-practitioner model of clinical psychology.

Research and clinical practice are balanced in the curriculum, and our graduates function in various roles as health care clinicians, university scholars, program directors, and supervisors.

Coursework is grounded in empirical literature that examines the interplay among biological, psychological, and social factors related to human adjustment. This bio-psychosocial perspective infuses all aspects of the doctoral curriculum and training experiences.

Perspectives on diversity are incorporated throughout the curriculum, addressing individual and group differences and the implications of diversity for the ethical and effective practice of clinical psychology. And, in our view, a full appreciation of diversity includes spiritual and religious factors as well. Additionally, both faculty and students are committed to a vocation of service to others.