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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

Intro to Clinical Assessment 3 units
Statistics 3 units
History and Systems 3 units
Cognitive and Academic Assessment 3 units

Spring | 12 units

Clinical Psychopathology 3 units
Professional Ethical and Legal Standards 3 units
Personality Assessment 3 units
Research Design and Quantitative Methods 3 units

Summer | 6 units

Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviors 1 unit
Communication and Interpersonal Skills 1 unit
Diverse Populations 3 units
Social Justice Practicum 1 unit

Year 2 (30 Units)

Fall | 13 units

Developmental Aspects of Behavior 3 units
Cognitive Aspects of Behavior 3 units
Research Methods: Qualitative 3 units
Crisis Assessment and Intervention 2 units
Diagnostic Practicum I 2 units

Spring | 10 units

Psychodynamic Theories and Interventions 3 units
Cognitive Behavioral Theories and Interventions 3 units
Psychometrics 2 units
Diagnostic Practicum II 2 units

Summer | 7 units

Biological Aspects of Behavior 3 units
Social Aspects of Behavior 3 units
Diagnostic Practicum III 1 unit

Year 3 (30 Units)

Fall | 12 units

Multicultural Interventions 3 units
Emphasis Course 3 units
Child and Adolescent Interventions 3 units
Dissertation Proposal I 1 unit
Clinical Practicum I 2 units

Spring | 12 units

Relationship and Family Interventions 3 units
Group Dynamics and Interventions 3 units
Emphasis Course 3 units
Dissertation Proposal II 1 unit
Clinical Practicum II 2 units

Summer | 6 units

Affective Aspects of Behavior 2 units
Addiction Interventions 2 units
Clinical Practicum III 1 unit
Dissertation Proposal III 1 unit
Proficiency Exam (not for credit) 0 units

Year 4 (30 Units)

Fall | 13 units

Dissertation I 2 units
Advanced Practicum I 2 units
Human Sexuality and Gender Diversity 3 units
Contemporary/Post-Modern Theories and Interventions 3 units
Emphasis Course 3 units

Spring | 10 units

Dissertation II 2 units
Advanced Practicum II 2 units
Clinical Psychopharmacology 3 units
Emphasis Course 3 units

Summer | 7 units

Dissertation III 2 units
Advanced Practicum III 1 unit
Community Mental Healthcare 2 units
Clinical Supervision 1 unit
Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary 1 unit

Year 5 (9 Units)

Fall | 3 units

Full-Time Clinical Internship I 3 units

Spring | 3 units

Full-Time Clinical Internship II 3 units

Summer | 3 units

Full-Time Clinical 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.