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Philosophy & Mission of PsyD in Clinical Psychology Program


Philosophy of PsyD in Clinical Psychology Program

The PsyD Program aims to educate professional clinical psychologists to enable them to meet the individual and collective mental health needs of all persons, with attention to diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, religion, age, and abilities, by use of comprehensive, empirically-supported cognitive and behavioral therapies, in collaboration with primary care physicians and other health professionals in an effort to provide holistic multidisciplinary health care services.  The PsyD program aims to train psychologists to work with underserved individuals.  We seek to train culturally competent clinical psychologists who will be leaders, advocates, clinicians, educators, and supervisors, with a commitment to scholarship and the application of research methodologies to answer clinical questions in their daily practices and communities.


Mission of Psychology Department

The mission of the Department of Psychology at PCOM is to prepare highly-skilled, compassionate psychologists and master's level psychological specialists to provide empirically-based, active, focused, and collaborative assessments and treatments with sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity and the underserved.  Grounded in the cognitive-behavioral tradition, the graduate programs in psychology train practitioner-scholars to offer assessment, intervention, consultation, management, and leadership as local clinical scientists, and to engage in scholarly activities, advocacy, and life-long learning in the field of psychology.

Last Updated: 12/12/14