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Model Course Sequence for Clinical Psy.D. (starting Fall 2014)


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

 
First Year
 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Semester

1. +Analytic Foundations (3 crs): 18:820:509

Elective and/or Elements of Psychodynamic Therapy (1.5 cr): 18:820:640

Cognitive & Affective Psychology (3 crs): 18:820:505
2. +Learning Theory & Cognitive Behavioral Foundations (3 cr): 18:820:507
+Systems Theory & Analysis (3 crs): 18:820:508

Biological Bases of Human Behavior (3 crs) 18:820:622

3. ++Adult Psychopathology (3 credits) 18:820:565
Cognitive Assessment (3 crs): 18:820:633 Assessment Team "Didactics:" specialized instruction run by the GSAPP clinic
4. Clinical Interviewing & Assessment (3 crs): 18:820:531
++Child Psychopathology (3 crs): 18:820:563  
5. Supervision & Professional Development (1 cr): 18:821:653
Supervision & Professional Development (1 cr): 18:821:653  
6. General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543
General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543
 
7. Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695
Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695
 
+Required for General Comprehensive Exams
++Required for Clinical Comprehensive Exams
*1st -year Clinic: accounts for cases seen for Foundation courses and any other assessment, therapy cases seen.
**Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practica, like DBT, YAD-C, PACT, ect), you will register for Fall and Spring credits; this will cover summer. You will ALSO register the practicum with Sue Furrer through GSAPP web, including Summer-only practica.
 
Second Year
 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Semester
1. +Statistical Methods (3 crs) 18:820:581 +Advanced Statistics and Research Design (3 crs): 18:820:585
TAKE WRITTEN COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS
(Usually in July)
2. Social and Developmental Foundations of Human Behavior (3 crs) 18:820:506 +Ethics and Professional Development (3 crs) 18:820:613 or 614
Online Diversity course often available
3. Elective (Effective Intervention 1) Elective (Effective Intervention 2)  
4. ++Diversity course or Elective (Effective Intervention 3) ++Diversity course or Elective (Effective Intervention 3)  
5. General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543 General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543  
6. Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695 Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695  
+Required for General Comprehensive Exams
++Required for Clinical Comphrehensive Exams
*2nd -year Clinic: Plan half-day commitment that will include a combination of assessment and therapy. 2nd year students will get priority for assessment (est. > 2).
**Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practica, like DBT, YAD-C, PACT, etc), you will register for Fall and Spring credits; this will cover summer. You will ALSO register the practicum with Sue Furrer through GSAPP web, including Summer-only practica.
 
Third Year
 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
 
1. History and Systems (3 crs) 18:820:550 Training, Supervision & Consultation (3 crs) [Course # TBD]  
2. Required Elective 1 Dissertation - Part 1 (3 crs) 18:820:702  
3. Required Elective 2 Required Elective 3  
4. General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543 General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543  
5. Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695 Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695  
  Clinical Orals (request committee 4-6 months in advance of orals) and pass orals (and any remediation) by June 1 in the year you plan to apply for internship.  

* Please take note: Students are required to register for six 3-credit courses over the Fall and Spring semesters of their 3rd year. The allotment of courses can be either as four 3-credit courses in one semester and two 3-credit courses in the other semester (i.e., 4 and 2, or 2 and 4), or the allotment can be divided into three 3-credit courses in each semester (i.e., 3 and 3). Exceptions must be requested through Department Chair.

*>3rd -year Clinic: 3rd -year students are requred to see therapy/assessment cases. For any years after 3rd -year, register for .5 credits in any semester you are seeing cases/assessments.

**Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practica, like DBT, YAD-C, PACT, etc), you will register for Fall and Spring credits; this will cover summer. You will ALSO register the practicum with Sue Furrer through GSAPP web, including Summer-only practica.

 
Fourth Year
 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
 
1. Dissertation - Part 2 (3 crs) 18:820:701 Dissertation Part 3 (3 crs) 18:820:702  
2. (Optional) General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543 (Optional) General GSAPP Clinic* (0.5 crs) 18:821:543  
3. Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695 Practicum** (internal or external) (0.5 crs) 18:820:695  

Apply for Internship (Fall of either 4th or 5th year):
(Note: Must have completed all developmental milestones and benchmark competencies, including:
- Passed Written Comprehensive Exams (general and clinical) and completed any remediation (see Student Handbook for deadlines).
- Passed Oral Comprehensive Exams by June 1
- Applied for IRB approval for dissertation by Oct 15

Dissertation (9 total credits, 3 of which may be from optional dissertation Preparation & Research course: 18:820:700)
 
Fifth Year
 
Fall Semester

Spring Semester

 
1. Internship in Clinical Psychology (3 crs) 18:821:657 Internship in Clinical Psychology (3 crs) 18:821:658  
A total of 93 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.
*>4th -year Clinic (Optional): For any ears after 3rd -year, register for 0.5 credits in any semester you are seeing cases/assessments.
**Practica: Any year you do a practicum (including internal practicua, like DBT, YAD-C, PACT, etc), you will register for Fall and Spring credits; this will cover the summer. You will ALSO register the practicum with Sue Furrer through GSAPP web, including Summer-only practica.