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 following clinical program faculty will be reviewing applications for the admission of a graduate student for Fall 2020: Drs. Justin Lavner, Josh Miller, Greg Strauss, Cindy Suveg, and Larry Sweet. 

Program Description

The purpose of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is to train outstanding clinical scientists who will make valuable contributions to the field of clinical psychology. Specific aims are:

  1. To give the student a knowledge of the field of psychology as a method of inquiry into human behavior with a focus on the central role of empiricism in all aspects of clinical psychology;
  2. To develop competence in theoretical and research issues that pertain to clinical psychology and related areas and empirical methodologies for studying and providing clinical services;
  3. To give the student an identification with psychology as an integrated basic and applied science;
  4. To develop culturally-competent skills in service and research recognizing the increasingly diverse communities which psychologists serve; and
  5. To ensure that the individual has the ability to function in research-oriented (e.g., academic) and applied (e.g., medical centers) settings through the development of competencies in the production and consumption of research, the teaching of clinical psychology, and the supervision and provision of clinical services.