The following serves as a guide for students to complete the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program successfully.
The curriculum is sequential and designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the science and practice of clinical psychology.
- In the first year, core coursework focuses on the introduction to psychopathology, assessment, and intervention, as well as statistics and research methods in clinical psychology.
- During the second year, core coursework focuses on advanced statistics, psychological interventions with adults and children, and a full year of practicum training in assessment and intervention.
- In the third year, students continue clinical practica and complete all remaining coursework.
- Clinical electives also are offered on a variety of topics, and the curriculum includes breadth courses in the history of clinical psychology as well as the biological, cognitive-affective, and social bases of behavior.
- Ethics and diversity are infused throughout the core curriculum. Our program recognizes cross-cultural issues in clinical research and practice and in our curriculum, and welcomes cultural diversity among our students and the clinical populations we serve.
- Clinical training places a heavy emphasis on the scientific foundations of clinical psychology; students are trained to use empirically supported assessment and treatment practices. Clinical training occurs in the in-house Psychological Services Center, a wide range of advanced external practica, and optional lab-based clinical experiences.
For detailed information about specific courses, requirements, and sequence of training experiences, please refer to the Clinical Psychology Student Handbook.