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The Clinical PsyD program trains practitioner-scholar psychologists to work in a broad range of clinical settings, with an emphasis on a holistic approach to interdisciplinary care and service to diverse and underserved populations.
In our American Psychological Association accredited program, highly credentialed faculty present a curriculum oriented in cognitive-behavioral theory and empirically supported treatments addressing the most current developments in psychology, while enhancing learning through practical clinical applications. The program emphasizes professional self-reflection, attention to diversity, advocacy and social justice.
The learning in the first two years of the program is through didactic courses that cover the scientific and clinical foundations of the discipline, with inclusion of experiential components, and labs for skills training. Use of standardized patient actors provides a means for gaining formative feedback on the integration of didactic and clinical skills. Fieldwork and seminar experiences in the third and fourth years enable the student to integrate knowledge of theory and research with practicum experience. During this time, students are also mentored through the dissertation process.
The internship provides the clinical psychology doctoral student with an intensive, yearlong, supervised work experience to develop, practice, and integrate new clinical skills. It represents the culmination of the doctoral experience, the last practical training step before earning the doctoral degree. All students are required to apply to APA-accredited and APPIC internships. Our students had a 100 percent psychology internship match rate through APPIC for 2015.
PCOM offers Post-Doctoral Certificates in Clinical Health Psychology and in Clinical Neuropsychology, which provide one year of specialty training to doctoral-level psychologists.
For more information, please contact Melanie Fields, recruitment and technology assistant, at 215-871-6439 or MelanieFi@pcom.edu.
Students have two years of 12-month practicum experiences in a range of different settings, working with diverse patient populations.
Graduates of the PsyD program qualify for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) for partial fulfillment of the requirements for professional licensure.
PCOM’s PsyD program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For general information about APA accreditation or specific information about the accreditation status of PCOM’s Clinical PsyD program, please contact:
Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242