PGSP has developed a distinctive strategy for combining the advantages of a professional school and a traditional university. We have worked out cooperative relationships with such institutions as Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, Golden Gate University, and the Palo Alto Veterans Health Administration.
These collaborative efforts give our students the opportunity to join a relatively small student body on our campus while enjoying a level of faculty expertise and clinical training resources worthy of any major university. The results of this strategy can be seen in our students’ placement in high quality internships, outstanding test scores on the licensing examination, and their successful careers.
- STEPHANIE SHIPPEN, PSY. D. STUDENT COUNCIL CO-PRESIDENT, 2008
“My advisor is Allison Briscoe-Smith. I did research with her last year. Now my focus has changed, but her door s always open if I need advice or encouragement. She is incredibly approachable, accomplished, and a truly inspiring mentor.
Dr. Gore-Felton and Dr. Koopman have been strong mentors too. They speak about professionalism, developing positive relationships with your colleagues, networking at conventions. We’re in the Psy.D. program, but they are researchers as well as clinicians, so they encourage us to think about poster presentations or even publishing papers. Their professional outlook has opened doors for us.
I’ve learned so much from Dr. Gore-Felton. I aspire to be even a fraction of the person, clinician, and researcher that she is. She’s such a great mentor. She deserves an award!”
- JESSICA BYRD-OLMSTEAD, PH.D. STUDENT COUNCIL CO-PRESIDENT
“ The high point of the school is the faculty. They help you find research opportunities and provide personalized attention. My first-year advisor—Dr. Gomez—helped me apply for an APA fellowship. I’m going to my third academic conference, and she’s a complete mentor—going over my poster presentation and whatever I need. That is amazing.”
- JESSI GANDOLFI, PRS PRESIDENT, 2007–2008
“ A common misconception is that a professional school cannot offer the same research opportunities as a university. In fact, Ph.D. students at PGSP are doing research with experts who are at the very top of their fields. Many students present posters at professional conferences, and publish articles while attending PGSP.
Also, the Psy.D. program is exceptional, because the Psy.D. students at PGSP have some unique research opportunities with their Stanford professors.”