Curriculum

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The only Psy.D. program of its kind:
focused on graduating socially
responsible practitioner-scholars.

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Course Sequence

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: Life Span Development (3 credits)
PSY-642: Diversity and Individual Differences
(3 credits)
PSY-655: Diversity and Community Service Seminar (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)
PCO-662:Integrative Assessment II: Objective Personality Assessment and Self-Report Measures
(3 credits)
PSY-663: Performance-Based Personality Assessment
(3 credits)

 

Year Two

Fall Term Credits = 14
Spring Term Credits = 11
Summer Term Credits = 10
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-790: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Examination Assessment (0 credits) One Required Basic Intervention Elective
(3 credits)
PSY-760: Doctoral Practicum I (1 credit) One Required Basic Intervention Elective
(3 credits)
 

 

Year Three

Fall Term Credits = 11
Spring Term Credits = 8
Summer Term Credits = 8
PSY-860: 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-862: Doctoral Practicum VI (1 credit)
PSY-850: Doctoral Practicum Seminar IV (1 credit) PSY-890: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Exam Intervention (0 credits) PSY-897: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
(0 credits)
PSY-896: Doctoral Dissertation Preparation Seminar (0 credits) One General Elective
(3 credits)
One General Elective
(3 credits)
One Required Advanced Intervention Elective
(3 credits)
   

 

Year Four

Fall Term Credits = 8
Spring Term Credits = 5
Summer Term Credits = 5
PSY-901: Doctoral Dissertation I (0 credits) PSY-902: Doctoral Dissertation II (0 credits) PSY-903: Doctoral Dissertation III (0 credits)
PSY-950: Advanced Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) PSY-910: Supervision and Management (3 credits) PSY-912: Psychopharmacology
(2 credits)
PSY-960: Advanced Practicum I (1 credit) PSY-951: Advanced Practicum Seminar II
(1 credit)
One General Elective
(3 credits)
Two General Electives
(6 credits)
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)