The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
The Stony Brook Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology began in 1966. Based on chair rankings in US News and World Report, it has been ranked among the top 10-20 clinical programs in the United States across the past decade, and it has a long tradition of strong publications rates by both faculty and graduates (Mattson et al., 2005; Roy et al., 2006). The clinical program was among the first in the country to espouse the behavioral tradition in clinical psychology. Currently, the program retains its behavioral roots, but has evolved to encompass a broader set of perspectives that are oriented around an empirical approach to clinical psychology. Our goal is to graduate clinical scientists who approach psychological problems from an evidence-based perspective and who are also skilled clinicians. As such, students receive research and clinical training in a broad range of approaches. Our program is most suited to students who are interested in pursuing academic and research-related careers.
The program is accredited by the APA (Committee on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, Phone: 202-336-5979) and by PCSAS (Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System). In addition, the program is a member of the PCSAS Founder's Circle. PCSAS provides rigorous, objective, and empirically based accreditation of Ph.D. programs in scientific clinical psychology. Its goal is to promote superior science-centered education and training in clinical psychology, increase the quality and number of clinical scientists contributing to the advancement of public health, and enhance the scientific knowledge base for mental and behavioral health care.
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