Doctor of Psychology in the Field of Clinical Psychology
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
Satisfactory completion of at least 83 credits of approved graduate coursework. A maximum of 12 credits may be taken in courses offered by the other affiliated members of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Doctor of psychology students must complete all degree requirements within five years of matriculation in the program.
Successful completion of all required coursework and practical requirements and the general examination.
|PSYD 8201||Psychological Assessment|
|PSYD 8202||Psychological Assessment|
|PSYD 8203||Practicum in Clinical Psychology|
|PSYD 8204||Biological Bases of Clinical Psychology|
|PSYD 8205||Psychodynamic Psychopathology|
|PSYD 8206||Cognitive Bases of Clinical Psychology|
|PSYD 8207||Group and Organizational Dynamics|
|PSYD 8209||Statistics and Research Design|
|PSYD 8210||Professional Issues|
|PSYD 8220||Psychodynamic Psychotherapy|
|PSYD 8221||Psychodynamic Psychotherapy|
|PSYD 8222||Behavioral–Cognitive Therapies|
|PSYD 8225||Theories of Mind|
|PSYD 8226||Ego Psychology/Object Relations Theory|
|PSYD 8227||History and Systems of Clinical Psychology|
|PSYD 8231||Short-Term Psychotherapy|
|or PSYD 8240||Group Psychotherapy|
|PSYD 8246||Community Intervention (Consultation)|
|PSYD 8260||Child Development|
|PSYD 8270||Current Topics in Clinical Psychology *|
|*Topics offered annually include Psychological Assessment III, Empirical Research, Prevention, and Supervision.|
|Courses chosen from one of three tracks (adult, assessment, or child and adolescent) to complete the minimum requirement of 83 credits in graduate coursework.|
|Successful completion of the practicum seminar PSYD 8203 in summer of first year and each fall and spring semester thereafter, as well as an additional practicum during a summer session.|
|Successful completion of an externship comprising a year-long, part-time supervised clinical assignment in two years of the program. A failed externship may, in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the program director, be repeated. If the student fails a second time, no further opportunity will be provided, and the student’s degree candidacy is terminated.|
|Successful completion of a one-year, full-time internship at an institution approved by the program faculty is required. If the student fails the internship, no further opportunity will be provided and the student’s degree candidacy is terminated.|
|Satisfactory completion of the general examination.|
The Degree of Master of Psychology
Students who have earned 53 credits toward the PsyD may receive the degree of master of psychology (MPsy) degree.
Transfer of Credit
Provisions are the same as those of the doctor of philosophy program, above, except that up to 27 credits may be transferred into the program.