Adler University

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Child and Adolescent Track


17 N. Dearborn

Suite 2100

Chicago, IL 60602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology - Child and Adolescent Track

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Child and Adolescent Psychology track within the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology program provides specialized coursework, training, and mentorship that prepares students as clinical psychologists who work specifically with children and adolescents, and the issues that impact their mental health and well-being. Students gain research- and practice-based understanding and skills related to assessment and intervention methods that are most appropriate to younger clients, and under­standing of the broader structural and socio-cultural factors that affect children and adolescents. Child and adolescent psychologists work in a range of settings with young people who are struggling with mental health issues and challenges such as peer pressure, body image, drugs or alcohol, relationships, sexuality, or coping with life changes such as parental divorce or death. They conduct formal diagnostic tests, provide counseling and other therapeutic services, develop community-based youth programs, lead prevention initiatives, and more. Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), our program is based on the practitioner-scholar model of training and education. As a result, our students are trained as practitioners with expertise in assessment, theory, research, and practice by faculty who are practicing clinicians as well as leading scholars, researchers and educators—specializing in areas such as autism, ADHD and other learning disorders, sexual identity, eating disorders, trauma, and school violence.

Take a virtual tour of our innovative Chicago Campus. Contact our Admissions Counselors today to discuss programs of interest, attend an Open House, and learn about scholarship, employment and financial aid opportunities.
Numerous scholarships are available to new students based on a range of criteria—including financial need, academic excellence, mission relevance, and community involvement and service. Our financial aid counselors provide ongoing personal consultations and webinars about the financial aid process and funding your education.
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Adler University
For a more just society
Established in 1952. Not-for-profit.


The Adler School Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, and qualifies graduates to sit for the national licensure examination.

Eligibility Requirements:

No recent HS Grads. Only accepting students working on or already have a Bachelors or Masters Degree.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

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