Curriculum

Preparing students for work as 
military clinical psychologists.

Preparing students for work as
military clinical psychologists.

Military Clinical 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 School catalog.

YEAR ONE
Fall Term Credits = 12 Spring Term Credits = 11 Summer Term Credits = 11
PSY-600: Clinical Interviewing and Basic Skills (3 credits) PSY-649: Psychopathology II (3 credits) PSY-623: Lifespan Development (3 credits)
PSY-642: Diversity and Individual Differences
(3 credits)
PSY-655: Diversity and Community Service Seminar I (1 credit) PSY-645: Professional Development in Psychology: Issues and Ethics (3 credits)
PSY-648: Psychopathology I (3 credits) PSY-657: Community Service Practicum (1 credit) PSY-656: Diversity and Community Service Seminar II (1 credit)
PSY-654: Diversity and Professional Development Seminar (0 credits) PSY-659: Community Psychology (3 credits) PSY-658: Community Service Practicum II (1 credit)
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 = 17 Spring Term Credits = 14 Summer Term Credits = 13
PSY-709: Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictive Disorders (3 credits) PSY-711: Adlerian Therapy II: Psychodynamics of Psychopathology and Interventions (3 credits) PSY-724: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
PSY-710: Adlerian Therapy I: Intro to Assessment and Case Conceptualization
(3 credits)
PSY-738: Research Methods for Clinical Psychology
(3 credits)
PSY-739: Research Methods (2 credits)
PSY-720: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Intervention
(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 II (1 credit) PSY-762: Doctoral Practicum III (1 credit)
PSY-750: Doctoral Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) PSY-772: Psychology of Combat and Conflict
(3 credits)
PSY-815: Mental Health Disaster Response (3 credits)
PSY-760: Doctoral Practicum (1 credit) PSY-790: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Examination, Assessment (0 credits) One Basic Intervention Elective (3 credits)
PSY-771: Introduction to Military Psychology
(3 credits)
PSY-802: Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Intervention (3 credits)  
Year Three
Fall Term Credits = 11 Spring Term Credits = 11 Summer Term Credits = 8
PSY-807: Mental Health Law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (3 credits) PSY-808: Department of Defense and the Veterans Healthcare System (3 credits) PSY-773: Psychology of Terrorism (3 credits)
PSY-830: Doctoral Practicum IV (1 credit) PSY-832: Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior
(3 credits)
PSY-835: Social Determinants of Mental Health (3 credits)
PSY-833: Social Psychology (3 credits) PSY-851: Doctoral Practicum Seminar V (1 credit) PSY-852: Doctoral Practicum Seminar VI (1 credit)
PSY-834: History and Systems (3 credits) PSY-861: Doctoral Practicum V (1 credit) PSY-853: Doctoral Practicum VI (1 credit)
PSY-850: Doctoral Practicum Seminar IV (1 credit) PSY-890: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Examination, Intervention (0 credits) PSY-897:Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
(0 credits)
PSY-896: Doctoral Dissertation Preparation Seminar (0 credits) One Basic Intervention Elective (3 credits)  
Year Four
Fall Term Credits = 5 Spring Term Credits = 5 Summer Term Credits = 5
PSY-809: Special Topics in Military Psychology
(3 credits)
PSY-902: Doctoral Dissertation II (0 credits) PSY-903: Doctoral Dissertation III (0 credits)
PSY-901: Doctoral Dissertation I (0 credits) PSY-910: Supervision and Management (3 credits) PSY-912: Psychopharmacology
(2 credits)
PSY-950: Advanced Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) PSY-951: Advanced Practicum Seminar II
(1 credit)
One General Elective
(3 credits)
PSY-960: Advanced Practicum I (1 credit) PSY-961:Advanced Practicum II (1 credit)  
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: Doctoral Oral Defense (0 credits)    

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