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of children and adolescents.

Focus your training on the needs
of children and adolescents.

Child and Adolescent Psychology Curriculum

Doctoral courses are scheduled during all three terms in an academic year. Classes are offered on weekdays as well as weekends during morning, afternoon and evening hours. Students should take courses in the proper sequence to satisfy prerequisites for advanced courses and to prepare for practicum placements. More detailed information, including course descriptions, can be found in the Adler University catalog.

Year One

Fall Term Credits = 12
Spring Term Credits = 11
Summer Term Credits = 11
PSY-623: Life Span Development (3 credits) PSY-642: Diversity and Individual Differences
(3 credits)
PSY-600:Clinical Interviewing and Basic Skills (3 credits)
PSY-645: Ethics and Professional Development in Clinical Psychology
(3 credits)
PSY-649: Psychopathology II (3 credits) PSY-656: Diversity and CSP Seminar II (1 credit)
PSY-648: Psychopathology I (3 credits) PSY-655: Diversity and CSP Seminar I (1 credit) PSY-658: Community Service Practicum II (1 credit)
PSY-654: Diversity and Professional Development Seminar (0 credits) PSY-657: Community Service Practicum (1 credit) PSY-659: Community Psychology (3 credits)
PSY-661: Integrative Assessment I: Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment (3 credits) PSY-662: Integrative Assessment II: Objective Personality Assessment and Self-Report Measures (3 credits) PSY-663: Integrative Assessment III: Performance-Based Personality Assessment (3 credits)


Year Two

Fall Term Credits = 14
Spring Term Credits = 14
Summer Term Credits = 10
PSY-753: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology (3 credits) PSY-711: Adlerian Therapy II: Psychodynamics of Psychopathology and Interventions (3 credits) PSY-723: Couple and Family Therapy Approaches I
(3 credits) 
PSY-704: Qualifying Exam I (0 credits) PSY-720: Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Approaches I (3 credits) PSY-724: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
PSY-709: Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictive Disorders (3 credits) PSY-738: Research Methods for Clinical Psychology I
(3 credits)
PSY-739: Research Methods for Clinical Psychology II (2 credits)
PSY-710: Adlerian Therapy I: Intro to Assessment and Case Conceptualization
(3 credits)
PSY-751: Doctoral Practicum Seminar II (1 credit) PSY-752: Doctoral Practicum Seminar III (1 credit)
PSY-737: Statistics (3 credits) PSY-761: Doctoral Practicum (1 credit) PSY-762: Doctoral Practicum III (1 credit)
PSY-750: Doctoral Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) PSY-783: Advanced Child and Adolescent Assessment
(3 credits)
 PSY-760: Doctoral Practicum I (1 credit) PSY-790: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Examination- Assessment (0 credits)  


Year Three

Fall Term Credits = 11
Spring Term Credits = 8
Summer Term Credits = 8
PSY-757: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (3 credits) PSY-805: Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (3 credits) PSY-835: Social Determinants of Mental Health (3 credits)
PSY-860: Doctoral Practicum IV (1 credit) PSY-832: Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (3 credits) PSY-852: Doctoral Practicum Seminar VI (1 credit)
PSY-833: Social Psychology (3 credits) PSY-851: Doctoral Practicum Seminar V (1 credit) PSY-862: Doctoral Practicum VI (1 credit)
PSY-834: History and Systems (3 credits) PSY-861: Doctoral Practicum V (1 credit) PSY-897: Psy.D. Dissertation Proposal
(0 credits)
PSY-850: Doctoral Practicum Seminar IV (1 credit) PSY-890: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Exam-Intervention (0 credits) One Basic Intervention Elective (3 credits)
PSY-896: Psy.D. Dissertation Preparation Seminar (0 credits)    


Year Four

Fall Term Credits = 8
Spring Term Credits = 5
Summer Term Credits = 2
PSY-901: Psy.D. Dissertation I (0 credits)  PSY-902: Psy.D. Dissertation II (0 credits)

PSY-903: Psy.D. Dissertation III (0 credits)

PSY-950: Advanced Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) PSY-910: Supervision and Management in Clinical Psychology (3 credits) PSY-912: Psychopharmacology
(2 credits)
PSY-960: Advanced Practicum I (1 credit) PSY-951: Advanced Practicum Seminar II
(1 credit)
One Advanced Intervention Elective Choice (3 credits) PSY-961: Advanced Practicum II (1 credit)  
One Child & Adolescent Elective Choice
(3 credits)


Year Five

Fall Term Credits = 0
Spring Term Credits = 0
Summer Term Credits = 0
PSY-920: Doctoral Internship (0 credits) PSY-921: Doctoral Internship (0 credits) PSY-922: Doctoral Internship (0 credits)
PSY-998: Psy.D. Dissertation Oral Defense (0 credits)    


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