The Clinical Psychology program follows a scientist-practitioner model. Students are trained as applied researchers and scientists, developing skills in research methods used to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and treatment of emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal problems.
It is our goal to train professionals who are committed to the scientific method and who have careers involving the application of empirical inquiry and findings to the development and provision of prevention and treatment services. Highlighting our community focus, the unifying theme of the Clinical Psychology program is the prevention of behavioral, emotional, and physical problems and the promotion of health in diverse urban communities. Faculty subscribe to a range of theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, social ecology, and community frameworks. These faculty perspectives enable students to develop a broad base of knowledge, as well as the opportunity to specialize in particular areas of research and/or evidence-based application.
Our program is guided by a commitment to train students (1) as researchers and applied scientists, (2) as interventionists who use the methods and substantive findings of science to inform assessment, prevention, and treatment activities, (3) as professionals who consider applied problems from a lifespan developmental perspective and from multiple levels within human social ecology, and (4) as clinical psychologists with specialized knowledge and skills necessary for developing and implementing promotion, prevention, and treatment programs for diverse clients.
The Clinical Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Information on our accreditation status, and on the accreditation process, may be obtained from the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 2002-4242. The APA Office can be reached by telephone at 202-336-5979, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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