The Forensic Psychology Emphasis Certificate Program is a track of elective courses offered in PAU’s greater Clinical PhD program. As such, the focus of our training program is Clinical-Forensic in nature. At PAU, students receive training in the broader practitioner-scientist Ph.D. program while learning to apply their clinical and research skills to forensic issues. The forensic program emphasizes didactic learning as well as research and clinical experience.
Students in this program are expected to maintain excellence in general clinical training. Specialized forensic training is no substitute for broad and general clinical excellence, and the training received in this program is in addition to that training.
To complete the Forensic Program and receive the Certificate of Completion, PhD students must:
1. Maintain above minimum performance in clinical training
2. 5 course elective sequence
3. Forensic research and clinical practice
Palo Alto University (PAU) is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology and the PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium are accredited by the American Psychological Association.