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Clinical Psychology Program Handbook

Clinical Student Handbook (.pdf)
The Clinical Student Handbook contains important information not covered by the Psychology Graduate Student Handbook issued by the Psychology Department and the Guidelines and Policies and Procedures Guidebook issued by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Clinical Psychology Specializations

The doctoral training program in clinical psychology is a single program that prepares students for and makes the eligible to take the New York State Licensing Examination in Psychology. Students can specialize in one of three areas through elective courses, selecting an appropriate externship, and by conducting either their MA or doctoral research in that area. The following four specializations are available:

    Child and Family
    Health & Neuropsychology
    Forensic

Suggested Sequence of Study

For official graduate program course and credit requirements, refer to the "Clinical Psychology Requirements" page from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
 

Students are expected to be in residence for their first four years, typically taking three to four 3-credit courses in addition to Clinical Topics Seminar and Research Colloquium per semester. Most students also take some courses over the summer, with up to two summer courses covered by their tuition scholarship. In total, students are required to complete 60 course credits. Externship (18 credits), Research Practicum (3 credits), Dissertation (6 credits), and an APA Accredited Internship (2 credits) brings the total to 89 credits required for graduation. Courses taken over the summer or transferred from a prior institution may reduce the number of courses per semester, or provide greater flexibility in selecting and scheduling electives.

First Year   Second Year

Fall

Clinical Topics Seminar
Cognitive Assessment
Psychopathology
Research Methods
Introduction to Neuroscience
Research Colloquium

Spring

Clinical Topics Seminar
Personality Assessment
Clinical Diagnosis
Psychotherapy Theories
Intro to Psychological Statistics
Research Colloquium
Identification of Child Abuse
MA Thesis proposal due

Summer

Elective (optional)
Elective (optional)
Work on MA Thesis
 
Fall

Clinical Topics Seminar
Externship I
Regression Analysis
Ethics in Psychology
Research Colloquium

Spring

Clinical Topics Seminar
Externship II
Teaching of Psychology
Elective
Research Practicum (Complete MA Thesis)
Research Colloquium

Summer

Elective (optional)
Elective (optional)
Third Year   Fourth Year

Fall

Clinical Topics Seminar
Externship III
Elective
Elective
Research Colloquium

Spring

Clinical Topics Seminar
Externship IV
Elective
Elective
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Research Colloquium

Summer

Elective (optional)
Elective (optional)
Work on Dissertation Proposal
 
Fall

Externship V (Supervsion and Consultation)
Elective (optional)
Dissertation Proposal
Internship Application

Spring

Externship VI
Elective
Dissertation Data Collection

Summer


Begin Internship or Complete Dissertation Data Collection
Fifth Year  

Fall

Internship
Dissertation Progress Report

Spring

Internship
Dissertation Oral Defense

Summer

Complete Internship
Graduation !!
 

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