The following faculty will be interviewing applicants for Fall 2016 admission: Patricia Brennan, Linda Craighead, Scott Lilienfeld, Jack McDowell, Michael Treadway, Irwin Waldman and Elaine Walker. The number of applicants we will be able to accept will be determined by the amount of funding available at the time offers are made. Each faculty member will review the folders of any student who designates them as a potential mentor so you do not need to contact the faculty member directly. Other faculty members, except those listed above, are NOT considering applications this year.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the graduate program in clinical psychology is the education of clinical psychologists with a firm grounding in research, theory, and practice. We are a clinical science program, which means that we encourage students to make substantive contributions to the understanding of the assessment, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of psychopathology. We also encourage them to become competent clinicians who know how to make use of the available evidence and to contribute to the training of future psychologists. A clinical scientist is defined not by where s/he works (e.g., in a university vs. in private practice) but in how s/he thinks.
The primary emphasis of our clinical curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to function as productive clinical researchers in psychology. This requires a basic understanding of the determinants of human behavior, including biological, psychological, and social factors, and a strong background in research design and quantitative methods. Also central to our curriculum is training in clinical practice through coursework in assessment and treatment, and through supervised clinical practica. Finally, our curriculum provides supervised teaching experiences for all students. The goal and philosophy of the clinical program are consistent with the goals of the Psychology Department and the mission of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
We expect that students who complete our program will be able to apply the perspective and skills of a clinical scientist to research, teaching, and/or clinical work in various professional environments including academic departments, research institutes, medical schools, community mental health facilities, or other practice settings. Our clinical program is both accredited by the American Psychological Association and a member in good standing...
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