Purpose & Objectives | Clinical Psychology PsyD

The PsyD curriculum emphasizes the development of critical thinking and lifelong learning as well as the knowledge and skills necessary for competent, successful, and ethical practice. Students are exposed to a broad, flexible model of practice including new service delivery models, which reflect changing needs and opportunities for clinical psychologists. Included is careful attention to the business and administrative aspects of the profession. Graduates are prepared to enter the process of licensure as doctoral level psychologists. They are employed in a very wide variety of clinical and institutional settings in addition to independent and consultative practice.

The PsyD Program has three primary Aims:

1)     To prepare culturally and ethically competent, grounded, and humble practitioners who are committed to lifelong learning and application of knowledge;

2)     To prepare culturally and ethically competent, grounded, and humble scholars who are committed to lifelong learning and application of knowledge;

3)     To prepare culturally and ethically competent, grounded, and humble psychologists who are committed to the collaborative practice of psychology and lifelong learning in an effort to advance meaningful change and social justice.