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  Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology 2007-2009 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

18:820:503 Theoretical Foundations: Analytic (2)
18:820:504 Theoretical Foundations: Cognitive Behavioral (2)
18:820:531 Systematic Observation and Interviewing (3)
18:820:565 Adult Psychopathology (3)
18:820:634 Psychodynamic Interview (2)
18:820:635 Cognitive Behavioral Assessment of Psychological Disorders (2)
18:820:689 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per semester)
18:821:653 Clinical Practicum Supervision (E1)

Spring Semester

18:820:502 Theoretical Foundations of Intervention: Organizations (2)
18:820:563 Child Psychopathology (3)
18:820:689 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per semester)
18:821:544 Psychological Clinic Practicum (E2)
18:821:653 Clinical Practicum Supervision (E1)

Students who do not have graduate assistantships or a two-day practicum may find it possible to take an additional course and should discuss this with their adviser.

Summer

18:820:505 Foundations of Cognitive/Affective Psychology (1.5) or 18:820:632 Individual Cognitive Assessment (3), and
18:820:506 Foundations of Social Psychology (1.5)

Note: 18:829:682 Judgment and Decision Making, a 3-credit course given during the academic year, may be substituted for the two 1.5-credit courses listed above. It would normally be taken in the second or third year; it is not listed again below.

Second Year

Fall Semester

Assessment course
18:820:570 Psychological Interventions with Ethnic and Racial Minority Clients and Families (3), or
18:820:575 Diversity and Racial Identity (3) or 18:820:569 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Diverse Populations (spring semester) (3)
18:820:581 Statistical Methods and Design Analysis (3)
18:820:593 Community Psychology or Specific population/intervention course (3)
18:820:689 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per semester)
18:820:690 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per semester)
18:821:544 Psychological Clinic Practicum (E2)

Spring Semester

18:820:569 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Diverse Populations (spring semester) (3) or 18:820:575 Diversity and Racial Identity (3)
18:820:585 Advanced Statistics and Research Design (3)
18:820:593 Community Psychology or Specific population/intervention course (3)
18:820:613 Ethics and Professional Development (3)
18:820:689 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per term)
18:820:690 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per term)
18:821:544 Psychological Clinic Practicum (E2)

Summer

18:820:505 Foundations of Cognitive/Affective Psychology (1.5), and
18:820:506 Foundations of Social Psychology (1.5), and/or
18:820:622 Psychopharmacology (3)

TAKE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS

Third Year

Fall Semester

18:820:550 Systems of Psychology (3)
18:820:689 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per term)
18:820:700 Advanced Dissertation & Research course (optional) (3)
Specific Assessment, Intervention or Population course (3)
18:821:544 Psychological Clinic Practicum (E2)

Note:With permission, students may substitute another course or courses (taken at some point during their program) for Systems of Psychology. Options include: 18:820:560 Self, Psychopathology, and the Modern Age (3); 18:821:633 Existential, Phenomenological, and Hermeneutic Approaches to Clinical Psychology (3).

Spring Semester

Specific Assessment, Intervention or Populations course (3)
Specific Intervention or Populations course
Specific Intervention or Populations course
18:820:689 Professional Practicum Placement (E3 per term)
18:821:544 Psychological Clinic Practicum (E2)

Summer

18:820:505 Foundations of Cognitive/Affective Psychology (1.5), and
18:820:506 Foundations of Social Psychology (1.5), and/or
18:820:622 Psychopharmacology (3)

Fourth Year

APPLY FOR INTERNSHIP

Note: Before applying for an internship, it is recommended that students complete at least five integrated psychological assessment reports under supervision in various practica.

18:820:701 Dissertation in Professional Psychology (3,3)

Fifth Year

18:821:657-658 Internship in Clinical Psychology (3,3)

A total of 1,080 clock hours of pre-internship, supervised practicum experience is required. After completion of the supervised practicum, the student is eligible to begin the required full-year internship of 1,750 hours.

Courses that may be substituted for some required courses

Required CoursePossible Substitution
Social/Cognitive Psychology (mini courses)

Judgment and Decision
Making

Systems of PsychologySelf, Psychopathology, and the Modern Age or
Existential, Phenom and Hermeneutic Approaches to Clinical Psychology


 
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