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Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychology

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Changing Outlooks: Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

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The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology exemplifies the practitioner-scholar model that prepares clinical psychologists to apply psychological science to promote mental health and serve the welfare of individuals, families, groups, institutions, and society at large. This model of training is recognized by the American Psychological Association as appropriate for the preparation of clinical psychology practitioners. Skills in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment are developed for application in a wide range of clinical settings. Students complete three years of full-time course work and a one-year, full-time internship or a two-year, half-time internship. Graduates, following completion of postdoctoral clinical training, are eligible to be examined for licensure as psychologists throughout the country.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology features:

  • Distinguished faculty with strong clinical experience
  • Small class size of approximately 26 students
  • Essential clinical experience in the first year of study
  • Extensive clinical training with community partners, including the Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission
  • Dissertation that contributes to the professional community

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Mara Leigh Taylor (MA '03, MA '06) founded Getting Out By Going In after more than five years of volunteer work inside prisons, teaching more than 600 inmates tools for rapid and lasting changes, and recently authored a book titled Women in Prison: Women Finding Freedom.