Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
The Clinical Practices in Psychology program is a full-time program, with a two-year sequence of course work and practicum experiences, leading to the Master of Arts.
The mission of the Clinical Practices Masters Program is to develop clinical psychologists who are competent in all aspects of psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and clinical research. Our further goal is to provide students with the ability to assess new developments in our discipline and to utilize new discoveries for the benefit of their clients and to generate positive changes in our culture.
Learning Outcomes for the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Students will become sensitive to diverse clinical problems. This is monitored on an ongoing basis through practicum supervisor reports and scores on the clinical comprehensive examination.
Students will be able to utilize behavioral and psychological assessment tools. This is monitored on a verbal basis through practicum reports, comprehensive examination, and grades in the assessment courses.
Students will be able to utilize various treatment techniques. This is monitored through practicum supervisor reports, completion of the comprehensive examination, and grades in various testing courses.
Students will be able to evaluate ongoing research in clinical psychology. This is monitored on an ongoing basis through course grades and classroom discussions, grades on the research course, and scores on the comprehensive examination.
Students will become knowledgeable about the many theoretical approaches to clinical diagnosis and treatment and develop an appreciation and an understanding of how a psychologist functions within the professional and on-professional community. This is monitored through classroom discussions with faculty, practicum supervisor reports, and grades on the comprehensive examination.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology
The primary, overarching mission of this program is to prepare students for effective functioning in the multiple roles which we believe that doctoral level practicing psychologists will need to fill in these rapidly changing times. Our aim is to prepare competent, compassionate, and self-aware clinical psychologists who are skilled in the delivery of direct services, effective in consultation to human service agencies, knowledgeable about current empirical and theoretical developments, able to integrate scientific knowledge with clinical practice, capable of designing and critically evaluating clinical services, culturally competent and able to assume leadership positions in clinical settings.
As a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) the doctoral program endorses and subscribes to NCSPP's resolutions and guidelines concerning standards, curriculum, and diversity in the preparation of professional psychologists and attempts to incorporate them in our program.
The University of Hartford is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) - American Psychological Association (APA)
International Student Requirements:
International transcripts must be evaluated by WES to assess U.S. equivalency, for more information visit www.wes.org. International applicants need to submit their TOEFL official scores. Min score: 550 paper-based; 79-80 iBT. IELTS is also accepted; min score 6.5. A certified Guarantor’s Statement of financial support is also required.