Students who aspire to conduct clinically-informed research on issues pertaining to behavioral factors in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of disease may apply for admission to both the Clinical and Biological and Health Psychology programs. Such students gain a thorough grounding in the theories and methods of clinical psychology (principles of behavior, psychological assessment, and behavior change), as well as the biobehavioral bases of health (systems physiology and psychophysiology, behavioral epidemiology, pathobiology).
Because of the additional curriculum involved, it sometimes takes longer for students with dual program membership to complete the doctoral degree. Biological and Health Psychology students who are also members of the Clinical program are enrolled in clinical practica involving both healthy and medical populations in the Psychology Clinic, as well as through other sites associated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The Clinical Psychology Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), and students pursuing training in both the Clinical and Biological and Health programs are encouraged to apply for internship at institutions that provide advanced clinical experience in health psychology or behavioral medicine.
CLINICAL-HEALTH PROGRAM RESEARCH
Faculty in both the Clinical and Biological and Health Programs admit graduate students into the joint Clinical-Health training program. Thus, to determine the research emphases of faculty in the joint training program it is best to consult the Clinical and Biological and Health Program pages, as well as the profiles for the faculty in each program.See also:
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