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PsyD Five-Year Curriculum

Student progress through the program is intended to be sequential, cumulative, and graded in complexity. Certain courses are offered to first-year students that are designed to provide a theoretical and practical foundation for courses that will follow in subsequent years. Certain advanced courses also require the student to have the background of more basic courses in order to benefit fully from the course experience.

Beginning in the second year, students begin taking their four required clinical intervention courses. These courses, taken generally between years two and four include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Psychodynamic Theory and Therapy; Group Psychotherapy; and Family and Couples Psychotherapy.

  • Year One
    • Fall Semester
      • PP7010 - Lifespan Development (3)
      • PP7040 - Cognition and Affective Processes (3)
      • PP7501 - Adult Psychopathology (3)
      • PP7370 - Cognitive Assessment (3)
      • PP7110 - Professionalization Group I (1)
    • Spring Semester
      • PP7330 - Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (3)
      • PP7371 - Objective Personality Assessment (3)
      • PP8020 - Person-Centered and Experiential Theory and Therapy (3)
      • PP7111 - Professionalization Group II (1)
    • Summer Semester
      • PP7000 - History and Systems (3)
      • PP8036 - Basic Assessment and Intervention Skills (3)
  • Year Two
    • Fall Semester
      • PP7100 - Professional Issues: Ethics, Conduct, and Law (3)
      • PP7200 - Statistics and Research I (3)
      • PP7372 - Projective Personality Assessment (3)
      • PP8201 - Practicum I (3)
    • Spring Semester
      • First course of the Clinical Intervention and Psychotherapy Requirement (3)
      • PP7201 - Statistics and Research II (3)
      • PP7373 - Integrative Assessment (3)
      • PP8202 - Practicum II (3)
      • Neuropsychology Concentration Brain-Behavior Relationship Elective
    • Summer Semester
      • Second course of the Clinical Intervention and Psychotherapy Requirement (3)
      • PP8202 - Practicum II (continued)
      • Neuropsychology Concentration Foundations of Neuropsychology Practice Elective
  • Year Three
    • Fall Semester
      • Third course of the Clinical Intervention and Psychotherapy Requirement (3)
      • PP7340 - Issues in the Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations (3)
      • PP8501 - Clinical Research Project I (CRP)
      • PP8502 - Clinical Research Project II (CRP)
      • Neuropsychology Concentration Foundations of Neuropsychology Practice elective
    • Spring Semester
      • PP7060 - Social Psychology (3)
      • PP7350 - Consultation and Supervision (3)
      • PP8204 - Practicum IV (3)
    • Summer Semester
      • Fourth course of the Clinical Intervention and Psychotherapy Requirement (3)
      • PP8204 - Practicum IV (continued)
  • Year Four
    • Fall Semester
      • Elective 1 (3)
      • Elective 2 (3)
      • PP7050 - Physiological Psychology (3)
      • PP8503 - Clinical Research Project III (1)
    • Spring Semester
      • Elective 3 (3)
      • Elective 4 (3)
      • PP7360 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)
  • Year Five
    • Fall Semester
      • PP8900 - Internship (0)