Alliant International University

Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) - San Diego

Address:

10455 Pomerado Road

San Diego, CA 92131

United States

Phone:

(858) 635-4820

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) - San Diego

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.

Accreditation:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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