Curriculum

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responsible scholar-practitioners.

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Curriculum

The following courses are required for successful completion of the Psy.D curriculum. Students should take courses in the proper sequence in order to satisfy prerequisites for advanced courses and to prepare for practicum placements.

Year One

Fall Term Credits = 13

  • 600 Doctoral Professional Development Seminar I 1 cr.
  • 402 Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Psychopathology 3 cr.
  • 623 Life Span Development 3 cr.
  • 627 Assessment I: Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment 3 cr.
  • 647 Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction I 3 cr.

Spring Term Credits = 14

  • 601 Doctoral Professional Development Seminar II 1 cr.
  • 602 Doctoral Community Service Practicum I 1 cr.
  • 472 Basic Intervention and Assessment Skills 3 cr.
  • 628 Assessment II: Personality Assessment 3 cr.
  • 636 Biological Bases of Behaviour 3 cr.
  • 641 Social Psychology and Individual Diversity 3 cr.

Summer Term Credits = 13

  • 603 Doctoral Community Service Practicum II 1 cr.
  • 655 Professional Development, Issues and Ethics 3 cr.
  • 629 Integrated Assessment III 3 cr.
  • 675 Structural & Sociocultural Bases of Health & Dysfunction 3 cr.
  • 632 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behaviour 3 cr.

Year Two

Fall Term Credits = 8

  • 630 Cognitive/Behaviour Approaches to Intervention 3 cr.
  • 514 Lifestyle Assessment and Diagnosis 3 cr.
  • 701 Assessment Practicum I 1 cr.
  • 711 Assessment Practicum Seminar I 1 cr.
  • 905 Community Service Capstone Paper 0 cr.

Spring Term Credits = 10

  • 660 Humanistic/Existential Approaches to Intervention 3 cr.
  • 510 Research Methods 3 cr.
  • 433 Child Guidance and Parenting Supervision 2 cr.
  • 702 Assessment Practicum II 1 cr.
  • 712 Assessment Practicum Seminar II 1 cr.

Summer Term Credits = 8

  • 337 Group Psychotherapy 3 cr.
  • 703 Assessment Practicum III 1 cr.
  • 713 Assessment Practicum Seminar III 1 cr.
  • 990 Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Exam - Assessment
  • 663 Effective Marriage and Family Therapy 3 cr.

Year Three

Fall Term Credits = 8

  • 523 Adlerian Approaches to Individual and Family Therapy 3 cr.
  • 704 Therapy Practicum I 1 cr.
  • 714 Therapy Practicum Seminar I 1 cr.
  • 550 Statistics 3 cr.

Spring Term Credits = 8

  • 670 Psychodynamic Approaches to Intervention 3 cr.
  • 705 Therapy Practicum II 1 cr.
  • 715 Therapy Practicum Seminar II 1 cr.
  • 515 Applied Research Design in Clinical Psychology 3 cr.

Summer Term Credits = 5

  • 706 Therapy Practicum III 1 cr.
  • 716 Therapy Practicum Seminar III 1 cr.
  • 438 Introduction to Addictive Disorders 3 cr.
  • 900 Doctoral Research Project Proposal 0 cr.
  • 691 Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Exam - Intervention

Year Four

Fall Term Credits = 6

  • 530 Community Psychology 3 cr.
  • 634 History and Systems 3 cr.
  • 901 Doctoral Research Project I 0 cr.

Spring Term Credits = 6

  • 724/725/726 Clinical Elective* 3 cr.
  • 680 Supervision and Consultation 3 cr.
  • 902 Doctoral Research Project II 0 cr.

Summer Term Credits = 6

  • 690 Psychopharmacology 3 cr.
  • 692 The Role of Psychologists in Management, Administration and Leadership 3 cr.
  • 903 Doctoral Research Project III 3 cr.

Year Five 

  • 740/741/742 Doctoral Internship

Total Credit Hours: 105

*Choice between courses in Child and Adolescent Therapy; Neuro-rehab Assessment and Intervention; Forensic Assessment and Intervention