Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.)

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Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (Psy.D.)

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Marywood trains students to provide state-of-the-art, ethical, humane and culturally sensitive clinical services to diverse populations. On the way to earning a Psy.D. in clinical psychology, we teach students to be research-informed practitioners with general skills who pursue development in specific areas through electives, practicum sites, internships, and post-doctoral training.

Program Aims

  • To provide students with foundational knowledge of the field of psychology in general and clinical psychology in particular.
  • To help students advance from novice to the early stages of competent clinician status in:   research; ethics; individual and cultural diversity; professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and, consultation and interprofessional/interpersonal skills.
  • To teach students to view themselves as being life-long learners while also giving them the skills necessary to be critical and sophisticated consumers of research so that they may be able to independently and effectively apply future developments in the field to clinical practice.

Clinical Psychologists

Clinical psychologists often work in hospitals, private practice, or academic settings. Clinicians are trained in a range of techniques and theoretical approaches. Some specialize in treating certain psychological disorders, while others work with clients suffering from a wide variety of problems. Clinical psychologists treat some of the most severe psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and depression.

In addition to working with clients, clinical psychologists have to keep detailed records of client assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic goals and treatment notes. These records help clinicians and clients track progress and are often needed for billing and insurance purposes.

*American Psychological Association

For further information about the accreditation of this program, contact the APA office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, Phone: 202-336-5979.