A team of Pacific University researchers led by psychology Professor Michael Christopher and Associate Professor Sarah Bowen has been awarded follow-on funding by the National Institutes of Health for research and training of law enforcement officials in mindfulness practices. The project is intended to affect and improve outcomes when first responders arrive in volatile situations.
The School of Graduate Psychology's PsyD program emphasizes coursework reflecting the latest empirical findings in the field. Accredited by the American Psychological Association* since 1990, we combine courses, practicum placements, and dissertation with professional support to help you successfully complete the program with a versatile degree for practice, teaching, or research. Our in-house clinical training facilities provide clinics for training doctoral students.
Generalist Foundation with Specific Concentrations
Varied faculty interests provide students with exposure to a broad range of theoretical perspectives and assessment, intervention, research/evaluation, consultation/education and management/supervision skills. Four emphases within the generalist program allow students to focus training on a specific area with its own defined curriculum, research programs, and clinical practica.
With diverse classes, students, and professional interests students will easily find classmates and colleagues who share their interests. Student-led groups offer mentoring support to incoming students, making them feel welcome from the start.
Our graduates have the knowledge and the skills to provide psychological services, including traditional areas of psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and applied research. We also teach the business, organizational, and political aspects of graduate psychology so that students can seek innovative leadership roles, launch a private practice, or take on a supervisory position at a mental health facility.
Fully Accredited PsyD in Clinical Psychology Program
Pacific University’s PsyD Program is Accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation.
Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Student Admissions, Outcomes, & Other Data - Updated October 1, 2022
School of Graduate Psychology
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A space to be in community with one another and Student Counseling Center staff for discussion and support.
Vik has served as director of the school's PhD in Clinical Psychology program for the past two years and as interim director of the Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health Clinic doctoral internship program.