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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2017-2019 Academic Programs Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology (Department of Clinical Psychology) Model Course Sequence for Clinical Psy.D.  

Model Course Sequence for Clinical Psy.D.



First Year

Fall Semester

18:820:509  Analytic Foundations (3)

18:820:507  Learning Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Foundations (3)

18:820:565  Adult Psychopathology (3)

18:820:531  Clinical Interviewing and Assessment (3)

18:821:653  Supervision and Professional Development (1)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5)

Spring Semester

18:820:640  Elective and/or Elements of Psychodynamic Therapy (1.5)

18:820:508  Systems Theory and Analysis (3)

18:820:633  Cognitive Assessment (3)

18:820:563  Child Psychopathology (3)

18:821:653  Supervision and Professional Development (1)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5)

Summer Semester

18:820:505  Cognitive and Affective Psychology (3)

18:820:622  Biological Bases of Human Behavior (3)

18:821:558  Learning Disabilities/Adult (2)

Assessment Team Didactics: specialized instruction run by the GSAPP clinic


*First-Year Clinic: Accounts for cases seen for foundation courses and any other assessment, therapy cases seen.
**Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practica, such as DBT, YAD-C, PACT, etc.), you will register for fall and spring credits; this will cover summer.

Second Year

Fall Semester

18:820:581  Statistical Methods (3)

18:820:506  Social and Developmental Foundations of Human Behavior (3)

Elective - Effective Intervention 1 (3)

Diversity course or elective Effective Intervention 3 (3)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5)

Spring Semester

18:820:585  Advanced Statistics and Research Design (3)

18:820:613  Ethics and Professional Development (3)

Elective - Effective Intervention 2 (3)

Diversity course or Elective - Effective Intervention 3 (3)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5)

Summer Semester

TAKE WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS (usually in July)

Online Diversity course often available

*Second-Year Clinic: Plan half-day commitment that will include a combination of assessment and therapy. Second-year students will get priority for assessment (est.>2).
** Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practica, like DBT, YAD-C, PACT, etc.), you will register the practicum with practicum coordinator through GSAPP web, including summer-only practica.

Third Year

Fall Semester

18:820:550  History and Systems (3)

Required Elective 1 (3)

Required Elective 2 (3)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5)

Spring Semester

18:821:655  Training, Supervision, and Consultation (3)

18:820:702  Dissertation Part 1 (3)

Required elective 3 (3)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5)

Clinical Orals (request committee four-to-six months in advance of orals). Students must pass orals (and any remediation) by June 1 in the year they plan to apply for internship in the fall.

Please take note: Students are required to register for six 3-credit courses over the fall and spring semesters of their third year. The allotment of courses can be either as four 3-credit courses in one semester and two 3-credit courses in the other semester (i.e., 4 and 2, or 2 and 4), or the allotment can be divided into three 3-credit courses in each semester (i.e., 3 and 3). Exceptions are rare and must be requested through department chair.

*Third-Year Clinic: Third-year students are required to see therapy/assessment cases. For any years after third year, register for 0.5 credits in any semester you are seeing cases/assessments.
**Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practica, like DBT, YAD-C, PACT, etc.), you will register for fall and spring credits; this will cover summer. You will ALSO register the practicum through GSAPP web, including summer-only practica.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

18:820:701  Dissertation Part 2 (3)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic (Optional) (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5)

Spring Semester

18:820:702  Dissertation Part 3 (3)

18:821:543  General GSAPP Clinic* (Optional) (0.5)

18:820:695  Practicum** (0.5)

Apply for Internship (fall of either fourth or fifth year)

(Note: Must have completed all developmental milestones and benchmark competences, including:

-Passed written comprehensive exams (generals and clinical) and completed any remediation (see Student Handbook for deadlines)

-Passed oral comprehensive exams by June 1

-Applied for IRB approval for dissertation by Oct 15

-Dissertation proposal reviewed and formally approved by October 15 and applied for IRB approval Dissertation (9 total credits, 3 of which may be from optional dissertation preparation and research course: 18:820:700)

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

18:821:657  Internship in Clinical Psychology (3)

Spring Semester

18:821:658  Internship in Clinical Psychology (3)

A total of 93 credits and 1,080 hours of supervised practica, with an array of experiences, is required. An approved internship of 1,750 hours is also required.

*Fourth-Year Clinic (Optional): For any years after third year, register for 0.5 credits in any semester you are seeing cases/assessments.
**Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practicua, like DBT, YAD-C, PACT, etc.), you will register for fall and spring credits; this will cover the summer. You will ALSO register the practicum through GSAPP web, including summer-only practica.


 
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