Curriculum

The only Psy.D. program of its kind: 
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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-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 (3 credits) PSY-659: Community Psychology (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 = 14
Spring Term Credits = 11
Summer Term Credits = 10
PSY-704: Psy.D. Qualifying Exam I (0 credits) PSY-711: Adlerian Therapy II: Psychodynamics of Psychopathology and Interventions (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 in Clinical Psychology II (2 credits)
PSY-710: Adlerian Therapy I: Introduction to Assessment and Case Conceptualization
(3 credits)
PSY-751: Doctoral Practicum Seminar II (1 credit) PSY-752: Doctoral Practicum Seminar III (1 credit)

PSY-720: Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Approaches I  (3 credits)

PSY-761: Doctoral Practicum II (1 credit) PSY-762: Doctoral Practicum III (1 credit)
PSY-737: Statistics (3 credits) PSY-790: Psy.D. Clinical Qualifying Examination-Assessment (0 credits) One Required Basic Intervention Elective Choice (3 credits)
PSY-750: Doctoral Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) One Required Basic Intervention Elective Choice
(3 credits)
 
PSY-760: Doctoral Practicum I (1 credit)    

 

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: Psy.D. Clinical Qualifying Examination-Intervention (0 credits) PSY-897: Psy.D. Dissertation Proposal
(0 credits)
PSY-896: Psy.D. Dissertation Preparation Seminar (0 credits) One General Elective Choice
(3 credits)
One General Elective Choice
(3 credits)
One Required Advanced Intervention Elective Choice (3 credits)    

 

Year Four

Fall Term Credits = 8
Spring Term Credits = 5
Summer Term Credits = 5
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 General Elective choice
(3 credits)
Two General Elective Choices
(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: Psy.D. Dissertation Oral Defense (0 credits)