Military Clinical Psychology

Learn more about our Emphasis in  
Military Clinical Psychology.

Learn more about our Emphasis in
Military Clinical Psychology.

Emphasis in Military Clinical Psychology

This nationally recognized emphasis within the University’s Psy.D. program prepares students for work as military clinical psychologists—in high demand for their specialized knowledge and approaches to working with the distinct psychological needs of military personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families.

Long marginalized within society, military veterans collectively suffer above average rates of psychological problems, substance abuse, suicide, and chronic homelessness. Whether as civilians or commissioned military personnel, military clinical psychologists are sought out to address these issues in positions in research, educational, and medical facilities; at military schools and bases; and in government, including agencies such as the Pentagon and service command headquarters.

Responsibilities of military psychologists can entail direct psychological services and counseling for military personnel and their families, during deployment and upon returning to civilian life. Military psychologists also provide clinical support for those who have experienced injuries and trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological impacts as a result of military service. They also advance research and understanding on the psychology of modern combat and military operations.

Our students are trained for careers as commissioned military or civilian military psychologists with expertise in assessment, theory, and research.

Our teaching faculty members are practicing clinicians with significant military experience, leading scholars, researchers, educators, and advocates in the fields of military psychology and clinical psychology as a whole.

Adler University is also an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program.