PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Doctorate

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. Five 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.

Post Graduation

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.

*Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20002-4242
202-336-5979 | apaaccred@apa.org

Contact Us

School of Graduate Psychology
503-352-7277 | Fax: 503-352-7320

190 SE 8th Ave., Ste. 260
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Jenni Gottschalk | Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Admissions
800-933-9308 Ext 7225 or 503-352-7225 | PsychDoctorate@pacificu.edu

Headlines

A recent analysis by a team of researchers, including Pacific University Psychology Professor Jennifer Antick, found limited research evaluating depression screening tools in patients with kidney failure, often because the studies were small or had other shortcomings. 

In Memoriam: Anthony Lombardi, MS '14, PsyD '17

Ruth Zúñiga

On Facebook, Spanish-language viewers anywhere in the world can join sessions of Charlas Comunitarias to learn about emotional health and resources. The program is led partly by  Ruth Zúñiga, an associate professor in School of Graduate Psychology at Pacific University and director of the university’s Sabiduría Latina/o psychology emphasis.

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