Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
Required
PSY 601Introduction to Statistics/Research Methods3
PSY 602Advanced Statistical Methods3
PSY 604History and Systems of Psychology3
PSY 605Biological Bases of Behavior3
PSY 607Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior3
PSY 608Developmental Bases of Behavior3
PSY 609Advanced Social Psychology3
PSY 700Adult Psychopathology3
PSY 701Child and Adolescent Psychopathology3
PSY 705Multicultural Clinical Psychology3
PSY 708Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychotherapy3
PSY 710Psychotherapy I: Cognitive and Behavior Therapy3
PSY 712Psychotherapy II: Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory3
PSY 714Psychotherapy III: Child and Family Therapy3
PSY 716Psychotherapy IV: Group Dynamics/Group Interventions3
PSY 720Assessment I: Intellectual Assessment3
PSY 721Assessment II: Personality Assessment3
PSY 730Clinical Skills Practicum3
PSY 731Clinical Supervision1
PSY 732Consultation and Supervision in Clinical Practice3
PSY 733Psychology Clinic Practicum2
PSY 734Advanced Clinical Practicum2-3
PSY 740Research Practicum3
PSY 742Program Evaluation3
PSY 800Dissertation3
PSY 890Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship1-6
Electives
Please choose four courses from the following: 12
Advanced Health Psychology
Community Interventions
Clinical Neuropsychology
Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Infant Mental Health
Trauma and Treatment
Trauma Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Ecological Contexts of Trauma
Total Minimum Credits Required114

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
PSY 700 Adult Psychopathology 3
PSY 705 Multicultural Clinical Psychology 3
PSY 710 Psychotherapy I: Cognitive and Behavior Therapy 3
PSY 720 Assessment I: Intellectual Assessment 3
PSY 730 Clinical Skills Practicum 3
 Credits15
Spring
PSY 701 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 3
PSY 708 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychotherapy 3
PSY 712 Psychotherapy II: Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory 3
PSY 721 Assessment II: Personality Assessment 3
PSY 731 Clinical Supervision 1
PSY 733 Psychology Clinic Practicum 2
 Credits15
Summer
PSY 604 History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSY 731 Clinical Supervision 1
PSY 733 Psychology Clinic Practicum 2
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
PSY 601 Introduction to Statistics/Research Methods 3
PSY 608 Developmental Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 714 Psychotherapy III: Child and Family Therapy 3
PSY 731 Clinical Supervision 1
PSY 733 Psychology Clinic Practicum 2
PSY 740 Research Practicum 3
 Credits15
Spring
PSY 602 Advanced Statistical Methods 3
PSY 609 Advanced Social Psychology 3
PSY 716 Psychotherapy IV: Group Dynamics/Group Interventions 3
PSY 731 Clinical Supervision 1
PSY 733 Psychology Clinic Practicum 2
PSY 740 Research Practicum 3
 Credits15
Summer
PSY 734 Advanced Clinical Practicum 2-3
 Credits2-3
Year Three
Fall
Dissertation proposals successfully defended by the end of the fall semester of 3rd year. Comprehensive exams also to be completed in Year 3.  
PSY 605 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 732 Consultation and Supervision in Clinical Practice 3
PSY 734 Advanced Clinical Practicum 2-3
PSY Elective I 3
 Credits11-12
Spring
PSY 607 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior 3
PSY 734 Advanced Clinical Practicum 2-3
PSY 742 Program Evaluation 3
PSY Elective II 3
 Credits11-12
Summer
PSY 734 Advanced Clinical Practicum 2-3
 Credits2-3
Year Four
Fall
PSY 734 Advanced Clinical Practicum 2-3
PSY Elective III 3
 Credits5-6
Spring
PSY 734 Advanced Clinical Practicum 2-3
PSY 800 Dissertation 3
PSY Elective IV 3
 Credits8-9
Summer
PSY 890 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship 1
 Credits1
Year Five
Fall
PSY 890 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship 1
 Credits1
Spring
Oral dissertation defense and approval of dissertation by committee is required before degree is complete.  
PSY 890 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship 1
 Credits1
 Total Credits108-114