The Clinical Psychology program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1958 (Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5979), and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science since the Academy's beginnings in 1995 and was accredited by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System in 2013. The program endorses a clinical scientist model for graduate training. This model emphasizes multi-level conceptualizations of psychopathology, comprising neurobiological, developmental, psychosocial, and multicultural perspectives. Doctoral students receive training in infant, child, and adult psychopathology, culture and diversity, infant, child, family and adult assessment, and neuropsychology. In all practica and clinical training experiences, there is a strong focus on evidence-based programs. Students receive training in the clinical techniques and practices, as well as in the methodology for development, implementation, and evaluation of these interventions. Both psychotherapeutic interventions and prevention programs are included in the training.
The major goal of doctoral training is to support promising doctoral students in developing careers as scientist/practitioners. Students interested primarily in clinical practice would most likely prefer a program less research-oriented than the Oregon Clinical Psychology Training Program.
The research and clinical opportunities available to doctoral students depend on current activities of the clinical and departmental faculty, but may also encompass ongoing projects in research institutes located in the Eugene community that are affiliated with the clinical program. These institutions include the Oregon Research Institute, Oregon Social Learning Center, Decision Research, Electrical Geodesics, and the Child and Family Center.
The Clinical Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1958 and Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System since 2013. The University of Oregon is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
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Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999