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: 118 + additional track-specific credit requirements (if applicable)**

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 

 

Candidacy Exam

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 2016/2017 (Generalist Program)

Fundamental Coursework (10 credits)

  • GPSY725 Basic Clinical Skills (3cr)*
  • GPSY735 Clinical Skills Lab (1 cr)*
  • GPSY729 Treatment Planning & Interventions (3 cr)*                                           
  • GPSY775 Professional Communication (3 cr) *

       

Broad Bases of Behavior Coursework (15 credits)

  • GPSY800 History & Systems (3 cr)
  • GPSY802 Advanced Lifespan Psychology (3 cr)
  • GPSY807 Cognitive/Affective Bases of Behavior (3 cr)
  • GPSY811 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 cr)
  • GPSY813 Individual/Social Bases of Behavior (3 cr)

Human Diversity Sequence (7 credits)

  • GPSY814 Human Diversity (3 cr)*                                                      
  • GPSY819 Human Diversity Lab (1 cr)*                                               
  • Approved Human Diversity Selective (3 cr)                  
  • 2 non-credit SPP Annual Diversity Conferences

Assessment Sequence (13 credits)

  • GPSY720 Psychometrics (3 cr) *
  • GPSY820 Psychopathology & Diagnostic Process (3 cr)*                   
  • GPSY821 Cognitive Assessment (3 cr)*                                            
  • GPSY822 Personality Assessment (3 cr)*
  • GPSY833 Assessment Lab (1 cr)*                                                        

Health Service Sequence (10 credits)

  • CHP510/511 Interprofessional Competence (1 cr)*
  • GPSY847 Treatment of Chemical Dependency (3 cr)
  • GPSY850 Health Psychology (3 cr)
  • GPSY851 Psychopharmacology (3 cr)

Professional Sequence (12 credits)

  • GPSY870 Ethics & Professional Issues (3 cr)*                                    
  • GPSY879 Professional Roles (3 cr)                                                      
  • GPSY831 Clinical Supervision (3 cr)                                                    
  • GPSY876 Business of Psychology (3 cr)

First Year Seminar (non-credit, 2 terms 1st year)

2 non-credit Interprofessional Case Conferences and 4 additional hours Interprofessional training

                                                                                               

Research Sequence (21 credits)

  • GPSY880 Statistics & Research Design I (3 cr)*                                  
  • GPSY881 Statistics & Research Design II (3 cr)*                                
  • Approved Research Selective (3 cr)                     
  • GPSY864-869 Dissertation Seminar (2 credits x 6 terms total = 12 cr)

 

Supervised Clinical Experience (30 credits)                            

  • GPSY787 Pre-practicum (3 credits)*
  • GPSY887 Practicum I (3 credits x 3 terms)*                                                   
  • GPSY888 Practicum II (4 credits x 3 terms)   
  • GPSY890 Internship (2 credits x 3 terms)

 

**Track-specific coursework (range of 10-22 additional credits)

Additional PsyD degree requirements: Clinical Competency Examination & Dissertation Defense

Total Credits Required: minimum 118 credits + additional track-specific credits, if required. 

 

Limit on coursework transfer: 21 credits

*Courses required for the MA in Clinical Psychology (total credits required for MA = 55).

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