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Program Courses - PsyD in Clinical Psychology

A fifth year may be required for students who elect a two-year, half-time doctoral internship. These students must enroll in an additional unit of PSY 780.

* Students enrolled prior to Fall 2014 and those petitioning and approved for Individual Scholarship will enroll in PSY 801 Dissertation Completion.

** Enrollment in PSY 780 Doctoral Internship (0 units) does not constitute full-time status for financial aid eligibility; however, it does allow for deferral of student loan repayment.

Year 1

 Fall - PSY 701 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (2)

The purpose of this survey course is to expose students to the variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods and designs most frequently used in research relevant to the practice of clinical psychology. These include randomized clinical trials, quasi-experimental research, case control studies, descriptive survey research, psychometric studies, meta-analytic studies, case study research, phenomenological research, and evaluation research. Attention will be given to issues of cultural diversity in research, research validity and bias, the connection between research questions and appropriate methodologies, and the link between science and practice.

 Fall - PSY 705 Sociocultural Foundations of Behavior (3)

This course examines the social and cultural bases of human behavior, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion, with specific interest in the application of ethnic and cultural issues for the professional practice of clinical psychology. Topics include the foundation, acquisition, and context of cultural thought; the manner in which professional psychologists utilize and/or integrate sociocultural factors in diagnostic assessment; and theoretical, methodological, and empirical studies which focus on specific interventions with individuals from various sociocultural groups.

 Fall - PSY 706 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues (3)

This course covers ethical principles, laws, and professional practices of psychologists. Topics include relevant court decisions, involuntary hospitalization, suicide assessment, APA standards, and policies of the California Board of Psychology.

 Fall - PSY 707 Interviewing and Intake Evaluation (2)

This course is designed to assist students in developing the knowledge and skills needed to conduct clinical interviews. Emphasis will be placed on the skills needed to conduct intake evaluations with diverse clients and to organize and record the information gathered.

 Fall - PSY 709 Psychometrics and Measurement Construction (1)

This course considers issues in psychometrics and measurement construction including scale development, norms and standardization, reliability, validity, and ethical considerations. Special attention is given to cultural equivalence of psychological tests for use in diverse populations.

 Fall - PSY 710 Cognitive Assessment (3)

This course studies the administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting of the most commonly used clinical instruments for psychological evaluation of cognitive functioning. Development of rapport, interviewing skills, and structured history-taking are also included.

 Fall - PSY 770 Doctoral Practicum: Clinical Skills Intensive A (2)

Students are introduced to foundational and science-informed principles in applied clinical psychology. Attention is directed to an examination of the therapeutic processes encountered in clinical practicum; and emphasis is placed on the integration of theory to practice, the role of personal factors in psychotherapy, and multicultural competence. Clinical Skills Intensive A focuses on factors associated with the establishment of the therapeutic alliance, diagnosis, and case conceptualization. Students are engaged in a minimum of 10 hours per week of clinical activity in field placements.

 Fall - PSY 790 Dissertation Development (0)

This course orients and prepares students to commence the doctoral dissertation process. Topics include the practitioner-scholar model, evidence-based practice for psychologists, an overview of dissertation methodology options, and professional development.

 Spring - PSY 704 Cognitive-Affective Foundations of Behavior (3)

This course presents a survey of classical and contemporary approaches to the study of cognition and affect leading to an understanding of the cognitive-affective bases of behavior. It will explore the methods and findings of research focused on affect/emotion, sensation, perception, attention, memory, and learning. Later in the semester, it will explore theories of higher-level processing in areas such as problem-solving, abstract thinking, the impact of emotion on information processing, the cognitive effects on executive functioning, free will, and questions of consciousness and self-awareness. From an examination of these foundational topics, the course will move to a focus on the relationships between information processing and emotion, special topics of social cognition, and an in-depth examination of systems of implicit and explicit memory. Each area of study will include relevant anatomical, biological, and neuroscientific information to ground the study of emotional experience and cognitive functioning in the brain and body through a focus on current findings in the cognitive and affective neurosciences.

 Spring - PSY 708 Foundations of Conceptualization and Psychotherapy in a Multicultural Context (2)

This course introduces students to clinical theory and technique and provides a foundation to conduct psychotherapy that is conceptually grounded and responsive to client culture, context, characteristics, and preferences. Emphasis is placed on the development of clinical applied skills, which will be employed in concurrent clinical training. Particular focus is placed on the development of skills required to establish therapeutic alliances and to initiate and sustain therapeutic processes. Students will gain exposure and practice within two general approaches to psychotherapy: (1) a relational, supportive-expressive, and insight-oriented approach (drawing primarily from a psychodynamic psychotherapy model) and (2) a collaborative, active, and goal-oriented approach (drawing primarily from cognitive and behavioral theories). Lecture, demonstration, video, roleplay, and other strategies will be used to contribute to the development of culturally responsive conceptualization and psychotherapy competencies at a level of readiness for participation in practicum. This course provides didactic support in coordination with the clinical skills intensive course sequence and clinical and peer supervision.

 Spring - PSY 711 Personality Assessment (3)

The administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting of the most commonly used objective and projective personality instruments are studied. An emphasis is placed on learning to administer, score, and interpret the Rorschach Inkblot Test using Exner's Comprehensive System. Prerequisite: PSY 710.

 Spring - PSY 714 Advanced Clinical Psychopathology (3)

This course reviews the major categories of psychopathology as described in the DSM-5. Lectures and assignments focus on issues of symptomatology, etiology, prognosis, and psychosocial and psychopharmacological treatment. Research data are integrated with practical issues of multidisciplinary case management.

 Spring - PSY 716 Developmental Foundations in Clinical Psychology (3)

This course is a survey of psychoanalytic developmental theory including historical and theoretical overviews of psychoanalytic metapsychology and a review of observational and experimental research. Freudian theory, ego psychology, object relations, self psychology, as well as more recent contributions from psychoanalytic developmental research and neuroscience will be presented. The course will include clinical applications to the diagnosis and treatment of borderline, narcissistic, and neurotic conditions.

 Spring - PSY 771 Doctoral Practicum: Clinical Skills Intensive B (2)

Students are introduced to foundational and science-informed principles in applied clinical psychology. Attention is directed to an examination of the therapeutic processes encountered in clinical practicum. Clinical Skills Intensive B focuses on implementing treatment plans, assessing the effects of therapeutic interventions, and addressing strains within the therapeutic alliance. Students are engaged in a minimum of 10 hours per week of clinical activity in field placements

 Spring - PSY 791 Dissertation Intensive A (1)

Students initiate review of the literature to inform the development of the dissertation topic, research questions, and methodological focus. Library skills and organizational processes are emphasized.

 Summer - PSY 715 Behavioral Foundations in Clinical Psychology: Assessment and Intervention (3)

This course examines the use of assessment instruments and techniques that are consistent with theoretical orientations in cognitive, behavioral, and short-term therapy models. These overall procedures provide the assessment structure for diagnosis, treatment, and the empirical validation of therapeutic interventions.

 Summer - PSY 717 History and Systems of Clinical Psychology (2)

This course presents an overview of the philosophical foundations of psychology as a science and the history of the development of clinical psychology as a field and profession. Particular emphasis is placed on the epistemological roots and assumptions that influence the science of contemporary clinical psychology.

 Summer - PSY 772 Doctoral Practicum: Clinical Skills Intensive C (1)

Students are introduced to foundational and science-informed principles in applied clinical psychology. Attention is directed to an examination of the therapeutic processes encountered in clinical practicum. Clinical Skills Intensive C focuses on evaluating therapeutic processes and outcomes, self-assessment of clinical competence, and evidence-based practice. Large-group sharing and didactic presentations will supplement the small-group process. Students are engaged in a minimum of 10 hours per week of clinical activity in field placements.

 Summer - PSY 792 Dissertation Intensive B (1)

Students continue the review of literature to support the dissertation topic and development of the dissertation methodology. Preparation of the dissertation proposal is initiated.

Year 2

 Fall - PSY 713 Advanced Psychological Assessment (3)

This course focuses on battery in clinical practice, where interview and observational data are integrated with findings from measures of cognitive and personality functioning to yield appropriate diagnoses and recommendations in professional psychological reports.

 Fall - PSY 718 Interventions with Children and Adolescents (3)

This course provides an overview of issues involved in the treatment of children and adolescents. Students will become familiar with some of the major theoretical approaches to treating youth, multi-factorial models of child mental health problems, the components of a comprehensive child/adolescent clinical assessment, legal and ethical issues specific to this population, and treatment strategies for some of the most commonly presenting problems among children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the importance of incorporating contextual factors in treatment and on therapeutic interventions with some empirically established efficacy.

 Fall - PSY 730, 732, 734, 736, 738 Theories and Techniques (3)

730: This course prepares students to conduct psychotherapy drawing upon psychoanalytic clinical theory and empirical evidence. A systematic review of the essential features of psychodynamic psychotherapy is presented, including attention to the therapeutic relationship, psychoanalytic listening, affect amplification, defense analysis, transference/countertransference/ intersubjectivity, and the resolution of conflict and symptom amelioration. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and practice, including skill development in the application of psychodynamic principles and techniques.

732: This course explores theories and techniques within the "extended family" of humanistic psychotherapies including person-centered, experiential, existential, and transpersonal. Core philosophical foundations, case conceptualization, and psychotherapeutic processes will be covered. The course will place emphasis on the significance of the "person of the therapist" and exploration of the inner life of the therapist as important for practicing effectively from this orientation.

734: This course prepares students to conduct individual psychotherapy from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. It covers the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive-behavioral therapy prior to focusing on the case conceptualization and intervention techniques employed by practitioners of the model. Students will become familiar with a variety of behavioral and cognitive interventions designed to change affective states, thought patterns, and problematic behaviors. Prerequisite: PSY 715.

736: This course prepares students to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a variety of systemic approaches that utilize a depth or awareness model to change behavior. Students explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of psychodynamic/object-relations, humanistic/experiential, and integrative models of couple and family therapy through the analysis of case material, case reports, and oral presentations.

738: This course prepares students to conceptualize, plan, and implement psychological interventions from a cultural-ecological perspective. It covers core theoretical models within multicultural psychology and community clinical psychology that are foundational to professional practice within the cultural-ecological paradigm. Students will become familiar with culture-specific interventions, culturally responsive modifications of existing psychotherapy and assessment approaches, integrative psychotherapy approaches for culturally responsive practice, as well as religious and spiritual considerations in culturally responsive community clinical practice. Prerequisite: PSY 705.

 Fall - PSY 773 Doctoral Practicum: Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment Planning (1)

Students are introduced to foundational and science-informed principles in case conceptualization, assessment, and treatment planning for applied clinical psychology. Attention is directed to (1) an examination of theoretical perspectives most appropriate for current clinical work; (2) developing premises, supporting materials, and conclusions for conceptualizations; and (3) developing treatment plans consistent with the underlying conceptualization addressing both short-term and longer-term goals and diagnostic impressions. One course objective is to examine the congruence between assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, and the development of treatment goals. Students are engaged in a minimum of 15 hours per week of clinical activity in field placements. Required components of this course include for the student to remain in good standing and successfully meet all relevant requirements at the field placement site.

 Fall - PSY 793 Dissertation Intensive C (1)

Students finalize the dissertation proposal and sit for the preliminary oral examination.

 Spring - PSY 702 Data Analysis in Empirical Research (2)

The primary goal of this course is for students to gain familiarity with common data analytic strategies relevant to empirical research in psychology. The emphasis is on reading and understanding the analyses as they are presented in academic journals so that students are informed consumers of the literature. The relationship between research questions, hypotheses, methodology, levels of measurement, and choice of appropriate analyses is emphasized. Analyses to be covered include ANOVA models, nonparametric statistics, measures of association, multiple regression, logistic regression, factor analysis, path analysis, and various qualitative analytic strategies.

 Spring - PSY 703 Social Foundations of Behavior (2)

This course presents a foundation of classic and contemporary approaches to social bases of behavior. This includes review of research methods and major studies involving the social construction of self and identity, social cognition, attitudes, interpersonal attraction, pro-social behavior, aggression, social influence, and group dynamics.

 Spring - PSY 731, 733, 735, 737, 739 Theories and Techniques (3)

731: The course builds upon psychoanalytic clinical theory and presents a survey of approaches to time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy, including evidence-based treatments. The second part of the course examines the etiology of borderline personality functioning drawn primarily from contributions of Otto Kernberg and perspectives from neuroscience. Overviews of empirically supported treatments, such as transference-focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and mentalization-based treatment of BPD, are provided, including exercises to enhance the development of clinical intervention skills.

733: This course continues the exploration of humanistic, existential, and experiential perspectives in psychotherapy and beyond. Attention will be given to evidence-based approaches (e.g., emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing) as well as mindfulness and contemplative practices that draw upon the orientation's foundational theories and concepts. Emphasis is placed on broader community, societal, and intergroup challenges related to the human condition and human connection in the context of diversity. Specific psychotherapy applications will be explored as well as applications in contexts such as education, social justice work, and international conflict.

735: This course emphasizes the application of the theory and therapeutic strategies covered in PSY 734 to a variety of specific disorders and clinical populations

737: Students continue the study of couple and family therapy using approaches that change through action, perception, and cognitions, including strategic, structural, and cognitive-behavioral models. Collaborative therapies based on postmodern principles, such as narrative and solution-focused therapy, are also examined. Students analyze case material and make written and oral case presentations.

739: This course focuses on additional intervention approaches within a cultural-ecological paradigm. These include community consultation skills, prevention program development, culturally competent supervision, and social justice applications. Prerequisite: PSY 738.

 Spring - PSY 774 Doctoral Practicum: Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment Planning (1)

Students are introduced to foundational and science-informed principles in case conceptualization, assessment, and treatment planning for applied clinical psychology. Attention is directed to (1) an examination of theoretical perspectives most appropriate for current clinical work; (2) developing premises, supporting materials, and conclusions for conceptualizations; and (3) developing treatment plans consistent with the underlying conceptualization addressing both short-term and longer-term goals and diagnostic impressions. One course objective is to examine the congruence between assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, and the development of treatment goals. Students are engaged in a minimum of 15 hours per week of clinical activity in field placements. Required components of this course include for the student to remain in good standing and successfully meet all relevant requirements at the field placement site.

 Spring - PSY 794 Dissertation Project A (1)

Students begin implementation of the dissertation methodology and are expected to make continuous progress in carrying out the dissertation project.

 Summer - PSY 743 Group Interventions (1)

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of group interventions. Various forms of group intervention will be presented, including psychoeducational, psychotherapy/counseling, skills development, self-help, and process groups. Features of group process and roles of facilitators will be discussed as well as consideration of multicultural factors and ethical issues in the conduct of group interventions.

 Summer - PSY 750–755 Electives (2)

750 Special Topics in Psychopathology (1–3): Electives are offered according to current student and faculty interest. Probable offerings include affective disorders, anxiety and stress disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, developmental disabilities, and personality disorders.

751 Special Topics in Clinical Problems (1–3): Probable offerings include sexual dysfunction; loss and bereavement; physical illness, disability, and pain management; gerontology for the clinician; and problems of abuse and violence.

752 Special Topics in Clinical Assessment (1–3): Probable offerings include advanced projective testing, advanced neuropsychological assessment, and comprehensive forensic evaluations.

753 Special Topics in Therapeutic Interventions (1–3): Probable offerings include psychodrama, hypnotherapy, and advanced techniques of family therapy.

753A Multicultural Counseling: Focus on Africa and the African Diaspora (3): Multicultural factors, including those related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, spirituality, sexual orientation, gender, and ableness, are reviewed as they relate to individual, couple, and family treatment procedures. Issues of poverty, financial, and social stressors with individuals, couples, families, and communities are addressed. This course includes a special focus on principles of African Psychology and Caribbean Psychology through an immersion experience of one week. Students will gain an understanding of African and Caribbean perceptions of development, social interactions, health, violence, and psychotherapy.

754 Special Topics in Professional Roles and Issues (1–3): Probable offerings include forensic psychology, the religiously committed client, and supervision and training.

755 Special Topics in Mental Health Service Delivery (1–3): Probable offerings include inpatient treatment, aftercare and day treatment, mental health administration, and private practice and consultation.

 Summer - PSY 775 Doctoral Practicum: Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment Planning (1)

Students are introduced to foundational and science-informed principles in case conceptualization, assessment, and treatment planning for applied clinical psychology. Attention is directed to (1) an examination of theoretical perspectives most appropriate for current clinical work; (2) developing premises, supporting materials, and conclusions for conceptualizations; and (3) developing treatment plans consistent with the underlying conceptualization addressing both short-term and longer-term goals and diagnostic impressions. One course objective is to examine the congruence between assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, and the development of treatment goals. Students are engaged in a minimum of 15 hours per week of clinical activity in field placements. Required components of this course include for the student to remain in good standing and successfully meet all relevant requirements at the field placement site.

 Summer - PSY 795 Dissertation Project B (1)

Students continue implementation of the dissertation methodology and are expected to make continuous progress in carrying out the dissertation project.

Year 3

 Fall - PSY 712 Biological Foundations of Behavior (3)

This course presents the biological underpinnings of behavior based on contributions from neuroscience. This introduction to the study of brain-behavior relationships will consider the role of genetics; describe the basic structure of the nervous system, neuroanatomy, and neuropathology; discuss the major hypotheses concerning the neurobiology of major depression, bipolar spectrum disorder, and schizophrenia; and introduce contributions from neuropsychology.

 Fall - PSY 730, 732, 734, 736, 738 Theories and Techniques (3)

730: This course prepares students to conduct psychotherapy drawing upon psychoanalytic clinical theory and empirical evidence. A systematic review of the essential features of psychodynamic psychotherapy is presented, including attention to the therapeutic relationship, psychoanalytic listening, affect amplification, defense analysis, transference/countertransference/ intersubjectivity, and the resolution of conflict and symptom amelioration. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and practice, including skill development in the application of psychodynamic principles and techniques.

732: This course explores theories and techniques within the "extended family" of humanistic psychotherapies including person-centered, experiential, existential, and transpersonal. Core philosophical foundations, case conceptualization, and psychotherapeutic processes will be covered. The course will place emphasis on the significance of the "person of the therapist" and exploration of the inner life of the therapist as important for practicing effectively from this orientation.

734: This course prepares students to conduct individual psychotherapy from a cognitive-behavioral perspective. It covers the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive-behavioral therapy prior to focusing on the case conceptualization and intervention techniques employed by practitioners of the model. Students will become familiar with a variety of behavioral and cognitive interventions designed to change affective states, thought patterns, and problematic behaviors. Prerequisite: PSY 715

736: This course prepares students to conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families from a variety of systemic approaches that utilize a depth or awareness model to change behavior. Students explore general principles of family functioning and learn specific applications of psychodynamic/object-relations, humanistic/experiential, and integrative models of couple and family therapy through the analysis of case material, case reports, and oral presentations.

738: This course prepares students to conceptualize, plan, and implement psychological interventions from a cultural-ecological perspective. It covers core theoretical models within multicultural psychology and community clinical psychology that are foundational to professional practice within the cultural-ecological paradigm. Students will become familiar with culture-specific interventions, culturally responsive modifications of existing psychotherapy and assessment approaches, integrative psychotherapy approaches for culturally responsive practice, as well as religious and spiritual considerations in culturally responsive community clinical practice. Prerequisite: PSY 705.

 Fall - PSY 776 Doctoral Practicum: Clinical Supervision and Consultation (1.5)

The course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of clinical supervision and ongoing skill development in clinical case presentation and consultation, including discussion of diagnosis, treatment planning, conduct of treatment, and process and evaluation of psychotherapy outcome or assessment consultation. Experiences encountered in clinical training are addressed to support the practicum experience as well as to examine contemporary supervision and consultation practice.

 Fall - PSY 796 Dissertation Project C (1)

Students complete implementation of the dissertation methodology and analysis.

 Spring - PSY 731, 733, 735, 737, 739 Theories and Techniques (3)

731: The course builds upon psychoanalytic clinical theory and presents a survey of approaches to time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy, including evidence-based treatments. The second part of the course examines the etiology of borderline personality functioning drawn primarily from contributions of Otto Kernberg and perspectives from neuroscience. Overviews of empirically supported treatments, such as transference-focused psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and mentalization-based treatment of BPD, are provided, including exercises to enhance the development of clinical intervention skills.

733: This course continues the exploration of humanistic, existential, and experiential perspectives in psychotherapy and beyond. Attention will be given to evidence-based approaches (e.g., emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing) as well as mindfulness and contemplative practices that draw upon the orientation's foundational theories and concepts. Emphasis is placed on broader community, societal, and intergroup challenges related to the human condition and human connection in the context of diversity. Specific psychotherapy applications will be explored as well as applications in contexts such as education, social justice work, and international conflict.

735: This course emphasizes the application of the theory and therapeutic strategies covered in PSY 734 to a variety of specific disorders and clinical populations.

737: Students continue the study of couple and family therapy using approaches that change through action, perception, and cognitions, including strategic, structural, and cognitive-behavioral models. Collaborative therapies based on postmodern principles, such as narrative and solution-focused therapy, are also examined. Students analyze case material and make written and oral case presentations.

739: This course focuses on additional intervention approaches within a cultural-ecological paradigm. These include community consultation skills, prevention program development, culturally competent supervision, and social justice applications. Prerequisite: PSY 738.

 Spring - PSY 756 Proseminar in Professional Development (1.5)

This course presents issues relevant to contemporary clinical practice. The course content is developed in response to innovations in internship training and the changing nature of health service delivery. Special topics such as psychopharmacology, consultation, supervision, and management are offered.

 Spring - PSY 777 Doctoral Practicum: Clinical Supervision and Consultation (1)

The course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of clinical supervision and ongoing skill development in clinical case presentation and consultation, including discussion of diagnosis, treatment planning, conduct of treatment, and process and evaluation of psychotherapy outcome or assessment consultation. Experiences encountered in clinical training are addressed to support the practicum experience as well as to examine contemporary supervision and consultation practice.

 Spring - PSY 797 Dissertation Writing A (1)

Students complete dissertation analysis and begin writing the final dissertation manuscript.

 Summer - PSY 798 Dissertation Writing B* (1)

Students complete writing the final dissertation manuscript and sit for the final oral examination.

Year 4

 Fall - PSY 780 Doctoral Internship (0.5)

Students enrolled in this course are participating in a pre-doctoral clinical internship. As part of the internship, students provide an array of clinical activities including assessment, consultation, treatment planning, clinical intervention, and program evaluation. When possible, students also participate in additional professional development activities such as applied research, clinical supervision, program development, and clinical teaching. Students enroll in 0.5 units in the Fall term, 0.5 units in the Spring term, and 0 units in the Summer term.

 Fall - PSY 799 Dissertation Completion (if needed) (2)

Students enroll in PSY 799 if the dissertation is not complete by the end of PSY 798. Students may enroll in PSY 799 a maximum of three semesters and are expected to complete the dissertation within that time. Further enrollment in PSY 799 is approved by petition only. Note: While on the internship or until completion of the dissertation, students enroll in 2 units of dissertation supervision in each academic term, including the Summer session, until the dissertation is completed.

 Spring - PSY 780 Doctoral Internship (0.5)

Students enrolled in this course are participating in a pre-doctoral clinical internship. As part of the internship, students provide an array of clinical activities including assessment, consultation, treatment planning, clinical intervention, and program evaluation. When possible, students also participate in additional professional development activities such as applied research, clinical supervision, program development, and clinical teaching. Students enroll in 0.5 units in the Fall term, 0.5 units in the Spring term, and 0 units in the Summer term.

 Spring - PSY 799 Dissertation Completion (if needed) (2)

Students enroll in PSY 799 if the dissertation is not complete by the end of PSY 798. Students may enroll in PSY 799 a maximum of three semesters and are expected to complete the dissertation within that time. Further enrollment in PSY 799 is approved by petition only. Note: While on the internship or until completion of the dissertation, students enroll in 2 units of dissertation supervision in each academic term, including the Summer session, until the dissertation is completed.

 Summer - PSY 780 Doctoral Internship** (0)

Students enrolled in this course are participating in a pre-doctoral clinical internship. As part of the internship, students provide an array of clinical activities including assessment, consultation, treatment planning, clinical intervention, and program evaluation. When possible, students also participate in additional professional development activities such as applied research, clinical supervision, program development, and clinical teaching. Students enroll in 0.5 units in the Fall term, 0.5 units in the Spring term, and 0 units in the Summer term.

 Summer - PSY 799 Dissertation Completion (if needed) (2)

Students enroll in PSY 799 if the dissertation is not complete by the end of PSY 798. Students may enroll in PSY 799 a maximum of three semesters and are expected to complete the dissertation within that time. Further enrollment in PSY 799 is approved by petition only. Note: While on the internship or until completion of the dissertation, students enroll in 2 units of dissertation supervision in each academic term, including the Summer session, until the dissertation is completed.