Curriculum

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lead social change.

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 University catalog.

Year One

Fall Term Credits = 14
Spring Term Credits = 11
Summer Term Credits = 9
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-669: Diversity Seminar (0 credits)
PSY-648: Psychopathology I (3 credits) PSY-668: Professional Development and Socially Responsible Practice Seminar
(1 credit)
PSY-659: Community Psychology (3 credits)

PSY-667: Professional Development and Socially Responsible Practice Seminar
(1 credit)

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)
SJP - 513: Social Justice Practicum
(1 credit)
SJP - 514: Social Justice Practicum
(1 credit)
 
PSY-661: Integrative Assessment I: Cognitive and Intellectual 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) Required Basic Intervention Elective (3 credits)
PSY-750: Doctoral Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) Required Basic Intervention Elective
(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-853: 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) General Elective
(3 credits)
General Elective
(3 credits)
Required Advanced Intervention Elective
(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)
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: Psy.D. Dissertation Oral Defense (0 credits)