Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

The Ph.D. Program at PAU is deeply committed to educating well rounded clinical psychologists who are capable and competent as both researchers and clinicians. Students are taught to be science minded while appreciating the larger role of psychology in alleviating suffering in the world. This balance includes learning to value evidence-based clinical models while maintaining the responsibilities psychologists have to their community, society, and profession. An outstanding faculty of clinicians and researchers provides rigorous classroom instruction, clinical supervision, and research mentoring to help students find the right balance for them. Working within a training model best described as "practitioner-scientist," students systematically move through five years of coursework and practica to acquire Ph.D.-level competence and capability in areas of psychological theory, research, and practice. The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program iaccredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Our goals are:

  • To produce clinicians with the requisite clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to successfully practice as entry Ph.D.-level clinical psychologists.
  • To produce researchers with the requisite scientific knowledge, skills, and attitudes to both consume and generate research.
  • To produce culturally competent clinical psychologists.
  • To produce clinical psychologists with the requisite knowledge, skill, and attitudes to practice professionally and ethically.
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