Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology

The program meets the twin imperatives of teaching students to engage in excellent clinical research and do effective and creative psychotherapy. Their development as clinicians is anchored on a solid foundation of psychological theory and research combined with training on sound and responsive clinical practice. The students’ research preparation trains them to contribute to basic and applied knowledge of clinical issues as well as to critique and enhance the current models of understanding and delivering clinical services in the field.  
The students’ professional preparation includes various areas of clinical practice such as: conducting accurate clinical assessment and diagnosis; providing effective psychotherapy; serving as expert witnesses in court for cases that require psychological expertise; doing advocacy work for government and non-government organizations; teaching and forming future counselors and psychotherapists; and educating the public on mental health issues through involvement in community outreach programs or the mass media.