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Clinical Health Psychology (PsyD)

Graduate Programs

Clinical Health Psychology (PsyD)

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Enroll in a unique program specifically created to provide professional psychological services to Spanish-speaking and other diverse populations. With our two cutting-edge specializations, Latinx Mental Health or Diverse Populations, our doctoral program offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a multi-cultural environment with a strong social justice focus. Our scholar-practitioner model will prepare you to contribute meaningfully to the field and practice of clinical psychology. Our diverse faculty and student body round out the learning experience by providing a variety of worldviews and cultural perspectives.

 

Small Classes; Maximum Attention

Your cohort will be capped at 15 students, giving you the opportunity to work closely with your peers and an expert faculty. Faculty members offer a significant amount of mentoring and advising throughout the coursework and fifth year internship.

 

Flexible Class Schedule

This is designed as a full-time, day-time five-year graduate program. Over the first four years, courses will be offered two days per week Monday through Thursday, year-round with additional research, practica and professional development activities when not in class. The program will culminate with a fifth-year, full-time clinical internship.

 

Support for Research Requirements

Embedded in the required coursework, all students are expected to complete a dissertation prior to beginning their clinical internship to help inform their practice. Students work closely with their advisor to fulfill this requirement as it relates to your chosen specialization.

 

Clinical Practice

Practica and the final-year internship are integral to our scholar-practitioner curriculum. In the fifth- and final-year of the program all students are required to complete a full-time clinical internship. This may be a local or national placement and students enroll in a 3 unit course each semester of the final year as part of this requirement.