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Model Course Sequence for Clinical Psy.D.


(To prepare for comprehensive exams and to meet other program requirements)

 
First Year
 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester

1. Theoretical Foundations**:
Analytic (10 wks.)
(2 credits)

Psychodynamic Inter. ***(10) (2 credits)

Theoretical Foundations: Systems**
(10) (2 credits)

2. Theoretical Foundations**
Cognitive Behav. (10)
(2 credits)
Cog Behav Assessment ***(10)
(2 credits)
Elective (1 or 2 credits)
3. Adult Psychopathology (15 wks.)*** (3 credits)
Child Psychopathology
(15 wks.)*** (3 credits)
4. Observation & Interview (10 wks.) (2 credits)
Elective (3 credits)
5. Professional Practicum Placement (3-e credits))
Professional Practicum Placem. (3-e credits)
6. Clinical Practicum Supervision (1-e credits)
Clinical Practicum Supervision (1-e credit)
7. Psychological Clinic Practicum (1-e credit)
Psychological Clinic Practicum (2-e credits)
First Summer
Cog. Assessment
(3 credits)
 

First, Second, or Third Summer

 
  Biological Bases of Human Behavior
(3 credits)
 
 
Second Year
 
Fall Semester
 
Spring Semester
1. Intervention, Assessment, or Spec. Popul. course (3 credtits)   Ethics & Professional Development**
(3 credits)
2. Statistics** (3 credits)   Adv. Stats & Research Design** (3 credits)
3. Ethn/Race Dvrs Popul*** (3 credits) OR Elective (3 credits) OR Diversity & Racial Identity*** (3 credits)
4. Community Psychology** (3 credits)   Intervention, Assessment or Spec Popul course
(3 credits)
5. Professional Practicum Placement (6-e credits)   Professional Practicum Placement (6-e credits)
6. Psychological Clinic Practicum (2-e credits)   Psychological Clinic Practicum (2-e credits)

**Required for General Comprehensive Exams
***Required for Clinical Comphrehensive Exams

 
Second Summer
 
 
TAKE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS
 
 
Third Year
 
Fall Semester
 
Spring Semester
1. Systems of Psychology (3 credits)   Cognitive and Affective Psychology (3 credits)
2. Adv. Dissertation & Research course (optional) (3 credits)   Specific Interv or Popul course (3 credits)
3. Social and Developmental Foundations of Human Behavior
(3 credits)
  Specific Interv or Popul course (3 credits)
4. Professional Practicum Placement (3-e credits)   Professional Practicum Placement (3-e credits)
5. Psychological Clinic Practicum (optional)   Psychological Clinic Practicum (optional
  Clinical Orals (request committee 4-6 months in advance of orals) and pass orals before applying for internship  
 
Fourth or Fifth Year
 
APPLY FOR INTERNSHIP

(Note: Before applying for internship, it is recommended that you complete at least seven integrated psychological assessment reports under supervision in various practica)

  Dissertation (9 total credits, 3 of which may be from optional Dissertation course.)  
 
Fifth or Sixth Year
 
  Internship (6 total credits)  
A total of 114 credits and 1,080 hours of supervised practica, with an array of experiences, is required. An approved internship of 1,750 hours is also required.
Array of Clinical Experiences
Practicum Externship Expectations by Student Level