Celebrating Excellent Training – Palo Alto University

Article written by Nicholas Grant, Palo Alto University student in the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology program and originally posted on the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students gradPSYCH blog

In the first of our series on Celebrating Excellent Training, we have an entry from Nicholas Grant highlighting the awesome experience at the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program of Palo Alto University:

The Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program at Palo Alto University (PAU), Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP) is dedicated to putting graduate students first as they train for a career as a psychologist in today’s ever-changing world. The program integrates teaching in both science and practice, with a major focus on diversity as students begin on the lifelong professional endeavor of cultural competence. Perhaps the most influential parts of my training at PAU have been the dedication to diversity in research, clinical work and beyond, coupled with commitment that the faculty and staff have towards the development of the students. From the availability of faculty advisors to the outstanding commitment of the staff, from the Office of Professional Development to the Director of Clinical Training, the entire community unites in order to support students as they matriculate through the program. The training and support I have received thus far at PAU have made me feel confident as a culturally informed psychologist in training who is about to graduate and enter the early stages of my career.

Great job PAU! Keep them coming APAGS! Celebrate your awesome programs!

-Submitted by Candice Crowell

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