Child Track | Clinical Psychology PsyD

The Child Track within the School of Graduate Psychology combines academic and clinical training experiences designed to prepare students for work with child and adolescent populations. The track provides students with a way to cluster their training through a defined curriculum programs of research, and clinical practica that solidify core knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment, and assessment of children and adolescents.

It is our goal to train outstanding practitioner-scholars who can deliver and/or develop cutting-edge empirically-driven and validated treatments for this unique population.

Faculty areas of specialization include stress and coping; anxiety and depression; behavior problems and adolescent deviancy; parent-child relations; family therapy; school-based interventions; multicultural counseling, assessment, and treatment with diverse youth; child assessment; and working with lesbian-gay-transgender youth.


Catherine Miller, PhD- Director

Allison Brandt, PhD

Jennifer R. Clark, PsyD

Laura Edwards-Leeper, PhD

Susan Tinsley Li, PhD


Required Courses (2017 cohort and later)

In addition to the regularly required courses within the general SGP curriculum, the following track-specific courses are required:

  • GPSY 817 Child & Adolescent Interventions 
  • GPSY 841 Assessment of Children 
  • GPSY 846 Child Psychopathology & Interviewing 
  • GPSY 809 Pediatric Psychology OR GPSY 850 Health Psychology 
  • Either GPSY 845 Family Therapy OR GPSY 736 Psychology and the Law/GPSY 835 Juvenile Forensic Psychology series
  • One of the following: GPSY 832 Multicultural Assessment, GPSY 824/34 Neuropsychological Assessment , OR GPSY 823 Projective Assessment


Other Requirements

  • Dissertation must focus on children, adolescents, or families as the primary topic
  • At least two of the three required clinical training experiences (Practicum I, Practicum II, Clinical Fieldwork) must focus on child and/or adolescent populations