Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Clinical Psychology

The doctor of philosophy in the field of clinical psychology degree program is designed to train professionals who are committed to the scientific method and who have careers involving the application of empirical inquiry and findings to the development and provision of prevention and treatment services. The unifying theme of the program is the prevention of behavioral, emotional, and physical problems and the promotion of health in diverse urban communities. Faculty subscribe to a range of theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, social ecology, and community frameworks. These faculty perspectives enable students to develop a broad base of knowledge, as well as the opportunity to specialize in particular areas of research and/or evidence-based application.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program.

Required
Methods/Statistics
DNSC 6274Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6275Advanced Statistical Modeling and Analysis
DNSC 6276Exploratory and Multivariate Data Analysis
PSYC 8202Psychological Research Methods and Procedures
Breadth
PSYC 8210Developmental Theories and Issues
PSYC 8250Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience
PSYC 8253Social Cognition
Clinical core
PSYC 8207Psychological Assessment I
PSYC 8208Psychological Assessment II
PSYC 8211Community Psychology I
PSYC 8212Community Psychology II
PSYC 8218Evidence-Based Interventions
PSYC 8220Ethics and Professional Issues
PSYC 8236Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Psychology
PSYC 8237The Practice of General Psychology I
PSYC 8238The Practice of General Psychology II
PSYC 8239Lifespan Developmental Psychopathology I
PSYC 8240Lifespan Developmental Psychopathology II
Required zero-credit courses
PSYC 8280Theories and Practice of Clinical Supervision
PSYC 8283First Year Seminar I: Motivational Interviewing
PSYC 8284First Year Seminar II: Introduction to Therapy
PSYC 8285History and Systems of Psychology
PSYC 8286Clinical Psychology Externship
Electives
6 credits in elective courses outside of the clinical program.
Dissertation
PSYC 8998Advanced Reading and Research
PSYC 8999Dissertation Research