The aim of the program is to train clinical scientists who will apply basic psychological and biological knowledge to the understanding of major clinical psychological and health problems. The program integrates comprehensive clinical training with research training. This is based on the conviction that research advances in clinical areas require expertise with both the clinical phenomena as well as relevant research.
The University of Pittsburgh's Clinical Psychology Program offers graduate study leading to the PhD and has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1948 (APA, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, 202-336-5979). Pitt's Clinical Psychology Program is also one of the founding members of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, an association of the leading research-oriented clinical psychology programs in North America and is accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) (2013).
Program faculty members include presidents of national organizations, journal editors, and members of federal grant review committees. Faculty research funding was several million dollars for the past year, which supports extensive laboratory facilities.
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