Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

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Dr.Monica Rivera-Mindt, ABPP-CN Director of Clinical Training

Dr. David Marcotte, Associate Director of  Clinical Training

Melissa Realbuto, Program Coordinator and Executive Secretary

Fordham has been successfully training clinical psychologists for more than half a century. Our "Boulder" model scientist-practitioner program prepares students for practice, research, and teaching in clinical psychology. The department intentionally maintains a theoretically diverse faculty and admits students whose theoretical orientations are equally diverse. The clinical and research training provided are correspondingly diverse in theoretical orientation.

Our aim is to broadly prepare students for multiple careers in psychology. The department endorses empirically supported treatments as detailed at the following web site:

Society of Clinical Psychology: Division 12 of the American Psychological Association

Students are admitted to the Clinical Program within the Psychology Department rather than to a faculty member's lab. However, students interested in working with a particular faculty member are strongly encouraged to indicate this interest in their admission materials, as the vast majority of students enter the program with a clearly identified mentor. However, the Clinical Program also admits students who do not declare which faculty member would be their academic and/or research advisor as part of the admissions process. These students are free to select the faculty members most able to direct the research interest they cultivate during their first year. Students are free to work with another faculty member on their doctoral dissertation should their research interests change during their time in the program.

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Applicants submitting their materials for the December deadline should apply even if they are completing the GRE Subject exam in early December.

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CPDP Mission Statement

In 2005, the CPDP adopted the following mission statement:

The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program prepares students to contribute to the science and profession of psychology. Employing the Boulder Scientist-Practitioner training model, our goal is to help students learn how to critically and dynamically integrate scientific research with real world practice in clinical work. We seek to educate generalists while providing students with opportunities to develop specializations in particular areas and approaches in clinical psychology. In order to prepare students to successfully enter a broad spectrum of professional careers, the faculty teaches sophisticated knowledge of the field's theoretical pluralism, adept research competencies, and a comprehensive array of skills in diagnostic assessment, psychotherapeutic intervention, and consultation. The faculty is dedicated to facilitating the formation of unique professional identities among students that combine their special interests and talents with high ethical standards and respect for the diversity of personalities, ethnicities, religions, and the social lives of those in need of mental health services.


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979

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Council of University Directors of Clinical Training.
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Bronx Science Consortium.

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