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
Spring Term Credits = 14
Summer Term Credits = 13
PSYD-510: Research & Psychometric Theory (3 credits) PSYD-601: Doctoral Professional Development Seminar II (1 credit) PSYD-603: Doctoral Community Service Practicum II (1 credit)
PSYD-472: Basic Intervention and Assessment Skills (3 credits) PSYD-602: Doctoral Community Service Practicum I (1 credit) PSYD-629: Assessment III: Integrated Assessment (3 credits)
PSYD-600: Doctoral Professional Development Seminar I (1 credit) PSYD-628: Assessment II: Personality Assessment + Lab (3 credits) PSYD-632: Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
PSYD-627: Assessment I: Cognitive and Intellectual Assessment + Lab
(3 credits)
PSYD-636: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits) PSYD-655: Ethics (3 credits)
PSYD-647: Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction-Adult (3 credits) PCO-641: Social Psychology and Individual Diversity (3 credits) PCO-675: Structural and Sociocultural Bases of Health and Dysfunction  (3 credits)
  PSYD-648: Biopsychosocial Bases of Health and Dysfunction-Child (3 credits)  

 

Year Two

Fall Term Credits = 8
Spring Term Credits = 8
Summer Term Credits = 8
PCO-623: Life Span Development (3 credits) PCO-402: Introduction to Adlerian Psychology and Psychopathology (3 credits) PCO-337: Group Psychotherapy (3 credits)
PSYD-630: Cognitive-Behavioural Approaches to Intervention (3 credits) PSYD-660: Humanistic/Existential Approaches to Intervention (3 credits) MAF-663: Effective Couples and Family Therapy (3 credits)
PSYD-701: Assessment Practicum I
(1 credit)
PSYD-702: Assessment Practicum II
(1 credit)
PSYD-703: Assessment Practicum III (1 credit)

PSYD-711: Assessment Practicum Seminar I  (1 credit)

PSYD-712: Assessment Practicum Seminar II
(1 credit)
PSYD-713: Assessment Practicum Seminar III (1 credit)
PSYD-905: Community Service Capstone Paper (0 credits)   PSYD-990: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Exam–Assessment (0 credits)

 

Year Three

Fall Term Credits = 8
Spring Term Credits = 8
Summer Term Credits = 8
PSYD-518: Advanced Adlerian Approaches to Individual and Family Therapy (3 credits) PSYD-515: Applied Research Design in Clinical Psychology (3 credits) PCO-438: Introduction to Addictive Disorders (3 credits)
PSYD-550: Statistics (3 credits) PSYD-670: Psychodynamic Approaches to Intervention (3 credits) PSYD-691: Doctoral Clinical Qualifying Exam–Intervention (0 credits)
PSYD-704: Therapy Practicum I (1 credit) PSYD-705: Therapy Practicum II (1 credit) PSYD-706: Therapy Practicum III (1 credit)
PSYD-714: Therapy Practicum Seminar I (1 credit) PSYD-715: Therapy Practicum Seminar II (1 credit) PSYD-716: Therapy Practicum Seminar III (1 credit)
    PSYD-900: Doctoral Research Project Proposal (0 credits)
    One Clinical Elective Choice
(3 credits)

 

Year Four

Fall Term Credits = 6
Spring Term Credits = 6
Summer Term Credits = 6
PSYD-530: Community Psychology (3 credits) PSYD-680: Supervision and Consultation (3 credits) PSYD-690: Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
PSYD-634: History and Systems (3 credit) PSYD-902: Doctoral Research Project II (0 credits) PSYD-692: The Role of Psychologists in Management, Administration and Leadership (3 credits)
PSYD-901: Doctoral Research Project I (0 credits) One Clinical Elective Choice
(3 credits)
PSYD-903: Doctoral Research Project III (0 credits)
     

 

Year Five

Fall Term Credits = 0
Spring Term Credits = 0
Summer Term Credits = 0
Pre-doctoral Internship (0 credits) Pre-doctoral Internship (0 credits) Pre-doctoral Internship (0 credits)