Curriculum

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responsible scholar-practitioners.

Focused on graduating socially
responsible scholar-practitioners.

Curriculum

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program is structured as a five-year program. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below.

Course offerings include:

  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Psychopathology
  • Introduction to Addictive Disorders
  • Basic Intervention and Assessment Skills
  • Psychometric Theory
  • Applied Research Design in Clinical Psychology
  • Advanced Adlerian Approaches to Individual and Family Therapy
  • Community Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Doctoral Professional Development Seminar I & II
  • Social Justice Practicum I & II
  • Life Span Development
  • Assessment I: Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment (with Lab)
  • Assessment II: Personality Assessment (with Lab)
  • Assessment III: Integrated Assessment
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Intervention
  • Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior
  • History and Systems
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Social Psychology and Individual Diversity
  • Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction – Adult
  • Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction – Child
  • Ethics
  • Humanistic/Existential Approaches to Intervention
  • Effective Couple and Family Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Approaches to Intervention
  • Structural and Sociocultural Bases of Health and Dysfunction
  • Supervision and Consultation
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Exam – Intervention
  • The Role of Psychologists in Management, Administration, and Leadership
  • Assessment Practicum I, II & III
  • Therapy Practicum I, II & III
  • Assessment Practicum Seminar I, II & III
  • Therapy Practicum Seminar I, II & III
  • Doctoral Dissertation Seminar: Proposal
  • Doctoral Dissertation Seminar
  • Clinical Elective

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University course catalog at adler.edu/catalog.