Psy.D. - Clinical Psychology
The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program in San Diego is a practitioner model program that provides a strong, generalist foundation in clinical psychology, emphasizing the applications of theory and research to clinical practice. The program develops competent professional clinical psychologists who have been broadly educated and who have acquired the skills necessary to deliver a variety of clinical services to people from diverse backgrounds within many types of settings and institutions.
The distinctive component in this PsyD program is the emphasis on clinical expertise and clinical scholarship. Courses are selected to complement this dual emphasis. Students complete courses in scientific foundations of psychology, theories of personality, psychotherapy, psychopathology, assessment, statistics, cultural psychology, integrative psychology, and practicum-internship.
The program develops competent professional clinical psychologists who have been broadly educated and who have acquired the skills necessary to deliver a variety of clinical services to people from diverse backgrounds within many types of settings and institutions.
Students receive four years of practicum and internship experiences. There are placements available in more than 75 agencies. Most of these facilities are within a 25-mile radius of the campus, but some are as far as 80 miles away for the benefit of students who live in Orange County. These agencies have over 350 professional training positions. The internship agencies currently meet the requirements for licensure as set by the California Board of Psychology.
Special features of the San Diego program include a particular emphasis on evidence-based practice, a rich set of opportunities for gaining research and clinical skills in multicultural, child/family, and integrative psychology, and the integration of clinical practice with coursework.
The CSPP Clinical PsyD Program in San Diego is fully accredited by APA (202-336-5979).
International Student Requirements:
1) Official, translated transcripts and results from an educational credential evaluation service agency. The evaluation must include degree equivalency to a 4 year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, US semester credit and grade equivalent for each course, and US grade point average.
2) English proficiency must be evidenced by TOEFL/TWE results
3) Copy of passport
4) Alliant International Student Financial Certification Form. This form must be completed and submitted if you are not a US citizen and have not been classified by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services as a permanent resident.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999