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Curriculum Sequence

Clinical Psychology Curriculum (120 Units)

The PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology is a five-year, full-time program of study. The fifth and final year will involve the completion of a full-time full-year approved doctoral internship or a two-year, part-time approved internship.

Sample curriculum is subject to change.

Year 1 (30 Units)

Fall | 12 units

PSY 410 - Intro to Clinical Assessment 3 units
PSY 401 - Statistics 3 units
PSY 400 - History and Systems 3 units
PSY 411 - Cognitive and Academic Assessment 3 units

Spring | 12 units

PSY 412 - Clinical Psychopathology 3 units
PSY 405 - Professional Ethical and Legal Standards 3 units
PSY 413 - Personality Assessment 3 units
PSY 402 - Research Design and Quantitative Methods 3 units

Summer | 6 units

PSY 408 - Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviors 1 unit
PSY 409 - Communication and Interpersonal Skills 1 unit
PSY 406 - Diverse Populations 3 units
PSY 450 - Social Justice Practicum 1 unit

Year 2 (30 Units)

Fall | 13 units

PSY 420 - Developmental Aspects of Behavior 3 units
PSY 407 - Multicultural Interventions 3 units
PSY 403 - Research Methods: Qualitative 3 units
PSY 430 - Crisis Assessment and Intervention 2 units
PSY 451A - Practicum I 2 units

Spring | 10 units

PSY 442 - Community MH 3 units
PSY 421 - Cognitive Aspects of Behavior 3 units
PSY 404 - Psychometrics 2 units
PSY 451B - Practicum II 2 units

Summer | 7 units

PSY 422 - Biological Aspects of Behavior 3 units
PSY 432 - Social Aspects of Behavior 3 units
PSY 451C - Practicum III 1 unit

Year 3 (30 Units)

Fall | 12 units

PSY 423 - Social Aspects of Behavior 3 units
PSY 449 - Emphasis Course 3 units
PSY 434 - Child and Adolescent Interventions 3 units
PSY 461 - Dissertation Proposal I 1 unit
PSY 452A - Practicum IV 2 units

Spring | 12 units

PSY 435 - Relationship and Family Interventions 3 units
PSY 436 - Group Dynamics and Interventions 3 units
PSY 449 - Emphasis Course 3 units
PSY 462 - Dissertation Proposal II 1 unit
PSY 452B - Practicum V 2 units

Summer | 6 units

PSY 424 - Affective Aspects of Behavior 2 units
PSY 426 - Consultation & Inter-professional /Interdisciplinary Skills 1 unit
PSY 425 - Clinical Supervision 1 unit
PSY 452C - Practicum VI 1 unit
PSY 463 - Dissertation Proposal III 1 unit
Proficiency Exam (not for credit) 0 units

Year 4 (30 Units)

Fall | 13 units

PSY 471 - Dissertation I 2 units
PSY 453A - Advanced Practicum I 2 units
PSY 440 - Human Sexuality and Gender Diversity 3 units
PSY 433 - Contemporary/Post-Modern Theories and Interventions 3 units
PSY 449 - Emphasis Course 3 units

Spring | 10 units

PSY 472 - Dissertation II 2 units
PSY 453B - Advanced Practicum II 2 units
PSY 431 - Psychodynamic Theories and Interventions 3 units
PSY 449 - Emphasis Course 3 units

Summer | 7 units

PSY 473 - Dissertation III 2 units
PSY 453C - Advanced Practicum III 1 unit
PSY 441 - Clinical Psychopharmacology  2 units
PSY 437 - Addiction Interventions 2 units

Year 5 (9 Units)

Fall | 3 units

PSY 481 - Internship I  3 units

Spring | 3 units

PSY 482 - Internship II  3 units

Summer | 3 units

PSY 483 - Internship III 3 units

All students are required to complete a doctoral internship in professional psychology at an approved site during the final year of the program. Internships in professional psychology are the equivalent of one year of full time training completed in no less than 12 months and no more than 24 months.

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For detailed course descriptions, please visit the current University Catalog.