Doctor Of Psychology Curriculum
At the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP) at Argosy University, Schaumburg, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology program emphasizes the theoretical and scientific foundations of clinical psychology as well as enables students to develop specific skills in assessment and intervention. Our curriculum is designed to lay the foundation for students to deliver high-quality services to individuals, couples and families, while acknowledging and addressing the importance of contextual and cultural factors.
We adhere to a practitioner-scholar model aligned with the competencies set forth by the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP), as well as the core content areas established by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 98 semester credit hours distributed as follows: assessment requirements, 12 credit hours; clinical intervention and psychotherapy requirements, 22.5 credit hours; consultation and supervision requirements, 3 credit hours; elective requirements, 10.5 credit hours; ethics and professional conduct requirements, 5 credit hours; human development requirements, 6 credit hours; psychology foundations: basic science/psychology requirements, 12 credit hours; psychopathology requirements, 6 credit hours; statistics and research methods requirements, 6 credit hours; clinical research project requirements, 3 credit hours; and practicum and practicum seminar requirements, 12 credit hours.
Students who register for Personality Assessment I: Objectives (PP 7371), Personality Assessment: Projectives and Integrated Battery (PP 7372), or Cognitive Assessment (PP 7370) must have completed an undergraduate course in psychological assessment or tests and measurements or be enrolled concurrently in this course. Students enrolling in Statistics and Research I (PP 7200) must have the necessary undergraduate background in statistics or research methods.