Curriculum | Clinical Psychology PsyD

Sample sequence for students entering with a bachelor’s degree (includes MA degree in clinical psychology coursework earned at Pacific University).

Total credits for PsyD: 135 + additional track-specific credit requirements**

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fifth Year

Fall

Fall

Fall

Fall

Fall

Coursework 

Coursework   Dissertation       Practicum I 

Coursework     Dissertation         Practicum II 

 

Coursework

Internship Application

Internship 

Spring

Spring

Spring

Spring

Spring

Coursework 

Coursework 
Dissertation 
Practicum I 

Coursework 
Dissertation
Practicum II 

 

 

Coursework 

 

Internship 

Summer

Summer

Summer

Summer

Summer

Coursework 

Pre-practicum

 

 

*Diversity Conference

Coursework 
Dissertation
Practicum I 

Dissertation Proposal
MA Awarded

 

*Diversity Conference

Coursework 
Practicum II 
Dissertation (Defend Dissertation)

 

 

 

Coursework 
 

Internship 

PsyD Awarded

Program Requirements for Students Entering Doctoral Program 2018/2019 (Generalist Program)

Theoretical Bases of Practice (12 credits)                                                                           Credits

GPSY 725                  Basic Clinical Skills*                                                                               3.0

GPSY 735                  Clinical Skills Lab*                                                                                  0.0

GPSY 729                  Treatment Planning & Interventions*                                                       3.0

GPSY 775                  Professional Communication*                                                                  3.0

GPSY 886                  Comprehensive Case Conceptualization***                                               3.0

Discipline Specific Knowledge (18 credits)                                                                          Credits

GPSY 720                  Psychometrics*                                                                                      3.0

GPSY 800                  History & Systems                                                                                  3.0

GPSY 802                  Advanced Lifespan Psychology                                                                 3.0

GPSY 807                  Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior                                                       3.0

GPSY 811                  Biological Bases of Behavior                                                                     3.0

GPSY 813                  Individual/Social Bases of Behavior                                                           3.0

Human Diversity (7 credits)                                                                                                  Credits

GPSY 814                  Human Diversity*                                                                                    3.0

GPSY 819                  Diversity Skill Integration*                                                                       1.0

Take 3 credits from the following:                                                                                             3.0

GPSY 808                  Eating Disorders, Obesity and Weight Stigma

GPSY 815                  Psychology of Gender

GPSY 829                  LGBT Psychotherapy

GPSY 830                  Cross-Cultural Psychology

GPSY 832                  Multicultural Assessment

GPSY 843                  Human Sexuality & Clinical Issues

GERO 625                 Health Disparities & Aging

Or other program-approved diversity elective

Assessment Coursework (9 credits)                                                                                    Credits

GPSY 820                  Psychopathology & Diagnostic Process*                                                    3.0

GPSY 821                  Cognitive Assessment*                                                                           3.0

GPSY 822                  Personality Assessment*                                                                         3.0

GPSY 833                  Assessment Lab*                                                                                    0.0

Health Service Coursework (8 credits)                                                                                Credits

CHP 515                    Foundations of Interprofessional Practice*                                                1.0

GPSY 703                  Introduction to Health Service Psychology*                                               1.0

GPSY 847                  Substance Use                                                                                        3.0

 

GPSY 851                  Adult Psychopharmacology                                                                      3.0

OR

GPSY 741                  Child Psychopharmacology                                                                      3.0

Professional Development (9 credits)                                                                                 Credits

GPSY 701                  First-Year Seminar*                                                                                0.0

GPSY 831                  Clinical Supervision                                                                                 3.0

GPSY 870                  Ethics & Professionalism*                                                                        3.0

GPSY 879                  Professional Roles                                                                                   3.0

Research Coursework (21.0 credits)                                                                                   Credits

GPSY 880                  Statistics & Research Design I*                                                               3.0

GPSY 881                  Statistics & Research Design II*                                                              3.0

GPSY 864-869           Dissertation Seminar I-VI (2 credits x 6 terms)                                       12.0

Take 3 credits of the following:                                                                                                3.0

GPSY 863                  Program Evaluation

GPSY 883                  Qualitative Research Methods

GPSY 884                  Meta Analytic Research Methods

GPSY 885                  Single-Subject Research Methods

GPSY 896                  Independent Study: Research

Supervised Clinical Experience (51.0 credits)                                                                     Credits

GPSY 787                  Pre-practicum*                                                                                       3.0

GPSY 887                  Practicum I (3 credits x 3 terms)*                                                             9.0

GPSY 888                  Practicum II (4 credits x 3 terms)                                                            12.0

GPSY 890                  Internship (9 credits x 3 terms)                                                               27.0

*Courses required for the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
**Track-specific coursework (range of 10-42 additional credits)

***GPSY 886 Comprehensive Case Conceptualization required for Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy

Limit on coursework transfer: 21 credits

Students have 3 years from matriculation to complete MA degree requirements and 8 years from matriculation to complete PsyD degree requirements.