Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Mission & Objectives

The Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology is grounded in the scholar/practitioner model with training that underscores the integration of theory and research.

The program teaches a variety of theoretical perspectives, emphasizing a developmental understanding of human behavior. The program seeks to establish strong foundations for critical thinking.

A commitment to ethical principles, with an appreciation of issues of diversity, service and social justice is a core component of the program.

Educational Objectives

  1. To develop competent clinicians whose work is guided by empirical research and scholarly inquiry.
  2. To develop the ability for analysis, synthesis and evaluation of issues related to the practice of clinical psychology.
  3. To develop clinical skills that are founded on the integration of theory and research.
  4. To foster an understanding of the developmental perspectives that underlie human behavior.
  5. To develop professionals whose work is guided by knowledge and application of ethical principles.
  6. To instill an appreciation of human diversity and integrate this understanding into clinical work, research and practice.
  7. To advance a commitment to social justice and service.
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