The UWM Clinical Psychology program strongly believes in the scientist-practitioner model of training. To us, the scientist-practitioner is not a dual entity consisting of separate research and clinical repertoires. Rather, he or she is a professional psychologist who uses knowledge of research to guide practice and who is fully capable of conducting research in the context of practice (or independent of practice).
The UWM Clinical Psychology Program is a member of The Academy of Psychological Clinical Science, which is a coalition of doctoral training programs that share a common goal of producing and applying scientific knowledge to the assessment, understanding, and amelioration of human problems. Membership in the Academy is granted only after a thorough peer review process. Its membership in the Academy indicates that our program is committed to excellence in scientific training, and to using clinical science as the foundation for designing, implementing, and evaluating assessment and intervention procedures.
The Goals and Objectives of our program are as follows:
1) Prepare students to serve as consumers and producers of research
- Students will become critical and informed consumers and producers of research.
2) Prepare students for entry-level evidence-based psychology practice
- Students will develop an understanding of and ability to implement the multidimensional skill set required to conduct evidence-based practices across a range of presenting problems, populations, and settings.
- Students will demonstrate reflective practice, professional values, attitudes, interpersonal competencies, and professionalism.
3) Prepare students to effectively consider ethical issues in research and practice
- Students will understand and demonstrate appropriate ethical behavior in the context of research and practice
4) Prepare students to understand and demonstrate sensitivity to diversity/multicultural considerations relevant to clinical psychology.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of diversity/multicultural considerations related to the practice of clinical psychology
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