Accredited by the American Psychological Association, the clinical psychology doctoral program follows a scientist-practitioner model. Students are trained as applied researchers and scientists, developing skills in the research methods used to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention and treatment of emotional, behavioral and interpersonal problems.
The program prepares professionals for careers involving the application of empirical inquiry and findings to the development and provision of prevention and treatment services.
Faculty subscribe to a range of theoretical orientations, including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, social ecology and community frameworks. These perspectives enable students to develop a broad base of knowledge and the opportunity to specialize in particular areas of research and/or evidence-based application.