Clinical Science: Sample Program

Year 1

  1. Proseminar in Clinical Psychology (Psy 230: Fall semester).
  2. Clinical Assessment:  Theory, Application and Practicum (Psy 233A/B: Spring semester).
  3. Research Methods (Psy 235-Clinical Research Methods, or Psy 250D Personality Measurement)
  4. Statistics (Fall and/or Spring semesters).
  5. Individual Research (Psy 299: Fall and Spring semesters).
  6. Clinical Science Colloquia (Psy 239: Fall and Spring semesters).
  7. Introduction to the Profession of Psychology (Psy 292: Fall semester).
  8. Teaching Psychology (Psy 375: Fall or Spring semester).
  9. Intervention: Introduction to Clinical Methods (Psy 237H: Spring).
  10. Additional Course Work (breadth require­ments, other electives).
  11. Research Task:  Plan and prepare two-page outline of second-year research project by end of Spring semester.

Year 2

  1. Clinical Assessment:  Theory, Application and Practicum (Psy 233A/B: Spring semester).
  2. Specialty Clinic (Psy 236: Fall and Spring semesters).
  3. Professional Development in Clinical Psychology (Psy 237E): Fall and Spring semesters).
  4. Intervention: Specialty Clinic supervision (Psy237G)
  5. Conduct Assessment in Psychology Clinic.
  6. Seminar on Professional Development (Psy 293: Spring semester).
  7. Clinical Science Colloquia (Psy 239: Fall and Spring semesters).
  8. Individual Research (Psy 299: Fall and Spring semesters).
  9. Additional Course Work (breadth require­ments, other electives).
  10. Research task:  Work on Masters-level research.

Year 3

  1. Specialty Clinic (Psy 236: Fall and Spring semesters).
  2. Professional Development in Clinical Psychology (Psy 237E): Fall and Spring semesters).
  3. Intervention: Specialty Clinic supervision (Psy237G)
  4. Conduct Assessment in Psychology Clinic.
  5. Clinical Science Colloquia (Psy 239: Fall and Spring semesters).
  6. Individual Research (Psy 299: Fall and Spring semesters).
  7. Additional Course Work (breadth require­ments, other electives).
  8. Research and Program Tasks:
  • Present Masters-level research project at a Clinical Science Colloquium at the beginning of Fall semester.
  • Complete Masters-level research paper by end of Spring semester.
  • Complete and/or prepare for Qualifying Exam.

Year 4

  1. Clinical Science Colloquia (Psy 239: Fall and Spring semesters).
  2. Individual Research (Psy 299: Fall and Spring semesters).
  3. Additional Course Work (breadth require­ments, other electives).
  4. Optional:  Additional clinical work (Externship, Assessment, Specialty Clinic).
  5. Research and Program Tasks:
  • Complete Qualifying Examination.
  • Obtain approval of dissertation proposal.
  • Apply for Clinical Internship if dissertation proposal approved by October 1.

Year 5

PLAN A:

  1. Full-time Clinical Internship.
  2. Complete dissertation by end of Year 5.

PLAN B:

  1. Clinical Science Colloquia (Psy 239: Fall and Spring semesters).
  2. Individual Research (Psy 299: Fall and Spring semesters).
  3. Additional Course Work (breadth require­ments, other electives).
  4. Research and Program Tasks:
  5. Obtain approval of dissertation proposal by October 1.
  • Apply for Clinical Internship and complete the internship in Year 6.
  • Complete dissertation prior to beginning Internship if possible.

 

Documentation

During their tenure in the Clinical Science Program, students must keep detailed “portfolios” of training experiences relevant to program requirements.  Each portfolio activity (e.g., courses, workshops, readings) needs to be fully-documented and described, along with the hours involved.  The portfolio will be updated yearly and evaluated by the student’s research advisor. Electronic copies of all portfolio inclusions and approvals must be given to Johanna for entry into students’ permanent files. New procedures being developed will help students maintain these portfolios.

At the conclusion of each academic year, students must complete a progress report on academic achievement during the preceding year, and submit a current CV and copies of all course syllabi.