PhD, Psychology with Clinical Specialization
If you are interested in clinical psychology as a practicing therapist, a researcher, or a teacher, this is the degree for you. As with all our programs, your clinical PhD studies will remain firmly grounded in the humanistic and existential tradition.
However, it also encompasses coursework and training in all the standard clinical domains recommended by the American Psychological Association. Since licensing requirements vary significantly from state to state, your faculty mentor will help you determine the specific requirements for the state you wish to practice in.
At Saybrook, you’ll take psychology beyond anti-depressants, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance regulations to engage in meaningful research on what it means to live a healthy life. You’ll prepare to be a working therapist, engaging with patients, and putting your research into practice. With our unique blended model of interactive online coursework and intensive, short-term residential study, you’ll be able to continue your current work while you pursue your degree.
You may choose to work in environments ranging from individual psychotherapeutic practice to multidisciplinary hospital-based teams and community group therapy settings, or in a university conducting research and training other clinical practitioners.
Senior Commission of Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
Bachelors and master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Recommended GPA of 3.0.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: Under 1,000