The Clinical Program has a clinical science perspective, a strong research emphasis, and a cognitive-behavioral orientation. The program has received numerous awards and top rankings, including placing among the top 10 Clinical Psychology programs in the U.S. in the number of publications produced by graduates of its Ph.D. program, and in the training and graduating doctoral students who then go on to become academic research faculty. The program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1966, and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) since 2014.
The purpose of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is to train outstanding clinical scientists who will go on to make valuable contributions to the field of clinical psychology. We seek to help each student develop:
- an identification with psychology as an integrated basic and applied science
- knowledge and skills in the theory and practice of the clinical science of psychology: its techniques, procedures, and ethical applications
- competence in planning, conducting, evaluating, and disseminating research