A private, nonprofit, accredited educational institution, founded in 1975 as the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP).

PGSP - Stanford Psy.D. Consortium

The PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium's academic program is taught by an outstanding faculty drawn from Palo Alto University and the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The curriculum emphasizes three years of core course work that prepares the student in empirically supported psychological interventions, psychological assessment, ethics, the impact of diversity and culture, psychopathology, and evaluating research, along with a solid foundation of coursework in psychological science. The PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium training program is a full-time, five-year training program: three years of academic course work, one year for the clinical dissertation project, and one year for a full-time pre-doctoral internship. The nine-month academic year runs on a quarter system, with elective classes, professional seminars and practicum activities offered during summer quarter.  The program integrates academic course work, supervised clinical training, and research experience at every stage of the student’s progress. The goal of the Psy.D. Consortium training model is to prepare students for a career as a clinical psychologist. As a practitioner-scholar program, intended for individuals seeking careers devoted primarily to the direct delivery of clinical psychological services, the program emphasizes evidence-based practice and seeks to graduate competent consumers of science.


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