Clinical Psychology Doctorate (Psy.D.)

Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology

  • American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited
  • Meet requirements for PA licensure
  • State-of-the-art facilities

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Clinical Psychology Doctorate (Psy.D.) at Marywood

The clinical psychology doctoral program at Marywood endeavors to train high quality students to provide state-of-the-art, ethical, humane and culturally sensitive clinical services to diverse populations in contemporary society. On the way to earning a Psy.D. in clinical psychology, the program model teaches students to be research-informed practitioners with general skills who pursue development in specific areas through the selection of electives, practicum sites, research topics, internships and post-doctoral training.

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Edward J. O'Brien
Professor
Director of Clinical Training, Psy.D. Program

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies includes a broad range of teaching, clinical and research equipment in support of its graduate training mission. The facility includes multimedia classrooms, a shared research laboratory, a stress and coping laboratory, a neuropsychology laboratory, and a curriculum library that includes books and journals related to psychology.

The McGowan Center also houses the Psychological Services Center, an outpatient mental health clinic that serves the local community and is an important training ground for psychology and counseling students.

Micalena

At Marywood, I learned the tools of building relationships from a counselor perspective.

I currently work as an undergraduate adviser at The Catholic University of America.  In my position, I hope I have a positive impact on students, similar to how I was influenced by my former Marywood professors.  I also enjoy research and would like to transfer those skills to academic advising.

Marywood has prepared me for a career in academic advising on the college level in several ways. At Marywood, I learned the tools of building relationships from a counselor perspective.  I also built strong mentor/student relationships, especially with Dr. Janet Muse-Burke, with whom I still maintain a friendship.

Marywood’s core values created such a great environment on campus.  I remember visiting as a high school student and feeling welcomed the moment I stepped on campus.  As I began my job search, I was hoping to find the same personal kindness and sense of community I felt at Marywood, so it was not a surprise that I ended up working at another Catholic university.

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Sample Schedule

Year 1
Fall Semester (15 credits)

PSYC 503 Research Methods and Statistics I
3
PSYC 508 Biological Bases of Behavior
3
PSYC 531 Psychopathology
3
PSYC 559A Prepracticum 3
PSYC 561 Introduction to Psychological Testing
3
PSYC 572 Introduction to Group Psychotherapy
3

Spring Semester (13.5 credits)

PSYC 504 Research Methods and Statistics II
3
PSYC 517 Personality Psychology
3
PSYC 522 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior
3
PSYC 554A Master's Thesis Preparation 0
PSYC 564 Introductory Prepracticum 1.5
PSYC 571 Introduction to Individual Psychotherapy
3

Summer 1 (3 credits)

PSYC 700 Professional Ethics
3

Year 2
Fall Semester (15 credits)

PSYC 518 Advanced Human Development
3
PSYC 521 Social Psychology
3
PSYC 532 Child Psychopathology
3
PSYC 554B Master’s Thesis Proposal
0
OR    
PSYC 555 Professional Contribution 0
PSYC 574 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
3
PSYC 577 Practicum
3

Spring Semester (12-15 credits)

PSYC 556 Master’s Thesis
3
OR
Continuation of Professional Contribution
0
PSYC 562 Cognitive Assessment
3
PSYC 580 Assessment of Adult Personality and Psychopathology
3
PSYC 587 Practicum II
3
PSYC 815 Child Psychotherapy
3
DEAN 056 Graduate Degree Candidacy/RCEHD (M.A.)
0

Year 3
Fall Semester (13.5 credits)

PSYC 611 Advanced Statistical Analysis I
3
PSYC 704 Multicultural Issues in Psychology
3
PSYC 805 Interpersonal Intervention Strategies
3
PSYC 850 Educational Assessment Practicum 1.5
PSYC 880A Community Practicum I 3

Spring Semester (12 credits)

PSYC 706 Supervision and Consultation Seminar
1.5
PSYC 851 Geriatric Assessment Practicum 1.5
PSYC 880B Community Practicum I 3
PSYC 801 Advanced Psychopharmacology 3
  Elective
3

Year 4
Fall Semester (12 credits)

PSYC 870 Practicum V
3
PSYC 881A Community Practicum II
3
PSYC 895A Doctoral Project
3
  Elective 3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

PSYC 802 Marital and Family Therapy
3
PSYC 871 Practicum VI
3
PSYC 881B Community Practicum II
3
PSYC 895B Doctoral Project
3
  Elective 3

Year 5
Fall Semester (3 credits)

PSYC 897A Internship (Predoctoral)
5

Spring Semester (3 credits)

PSYC 897B Internship (Predoctoral)
3