Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Vancouver
Focused on graduating socially
Who We Are
At the Adler School of Professional Psychology, we aim to tackle some of society’s most complex problems. That’s why we’re training the next generation of practitioners to reach beyond the therapist’s office into the larger global community. In addition to our rigorous course work, we offer students nonclinical community service experience, which provides them with exposure to social issues and insight on how mental health professionals can help create real change. We have provided quality education through a scholar-practitioner model for more than 50 years.
With campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, Adler School students have the opportunity to study in diverse and innovative environments with accomplished faculty in their field. Students receive a unique blend of theory and practice in small class sizes and through practicum experiences with community partners.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program prepares students for the general practice of professional clinical psychology with particular focus on socially responsible practice that includes education and training regarding the broader social and systemic factors that contribute to human dysfunction. Our Psy.D. program aligns with the scholar-practitioner model of training and education developed by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology to develop knowledge, skills, and values in seven core competency areas: relationship, assessment, intervention, research and evaluation, consultation and education, management and supervision, and individual and cultural diversity. The program curriculum has been specially designed to meet the curricular requirements of most provincial and state licensing and registration bodies. Applicants are encouraged to consult the registration requirements of the jurisdiction in which they hope to become licensed or registered to verify that the program meets their specific jurisdictions requirements. The program is structured for completion in five years of full-time study, which includes a full year internship. Generally, students will spend four years in coursework and practicum experience, followed by a one-year (full-time) internship.
All of The Adler School's master’s and doctoral programs offered at the Vancouver Campus are offered under the written consent of the British Columbia Minister of Advanced Education having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. Note that prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs.
The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, www.ncahlc.org). The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program offered at the Chicago campus is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) (750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5510, www.apa.org/ed/accreditation).
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