Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Program of Study

Students complete approximately 100 hours of academic credit, including the following areas: biological bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, cognitive and affective bases of behavior, human development, research and analytic methods, ethics, psychological assessment, and psychological interventions. The program includes supervised practicum experiences and a research-based dissertation.

Sign Language Requirements

Students must attain prescribed levels of sign language competency to enter their first practicum and to be permitted to apply for internship. Students are required to score 2+ or above on the GU-ASLPI (Gallaudet University American Sign Language Proficiency Interview) before beginning their practicum, and a 3 or above before beginning their internship.

Practicum Opportunities

Students from this program may participate in practicum activities with the Gallaudet University Mental Health Center. Students who undertake or intend to undertake a practicum experience with the MHC may not also receive clinical services from the center. Such students need to seek practitioners not associated with the MHC and would be responsible for the costs of such services. The MHC maintains a listing of outside service providers, many of whom have reduced fees for Gallaudet students. We recommend that students applying to this program carry health insurance with sufficient mental health benefits to cover the cost of such outside services.

Typical Program of Study

First Year Semester I - Fall

PSY 711 Principles of Statistics (3)
PSY 712 Research Methods in Psychology (3)
PSY 733 Child Development (3)
PSY 749 Intellectual Assessment: Measurement Principles and Applications (4)
PSY 781 Clinical Psychology Ethics and Practice I (2)
ASL class as needed (3 each semester)

Semester II - Spring

PSY 703 Research Seminar (1)
PSY 713 Psychological Statistics II (3)
PSY 782 Clinical Psychology Ethics and Practice II (2)
PSY 834 Adult Psychopathology (3)
PSY 865 Personality Assessment: Projective Techniques (3)

Summer

PSY 866 Personality Assessment: Objective Techniques (2)
PSY 704 Research Seminar (1)

Second Year Fall Semester

PSY 783 Foundations of Psychotherapy I (2)
PSY 785 Clinical Psychology Practicum (3)
PSY 800 Individual Research (1-12)
PSY 833 Adult Development and Personality (3)
PSY 836 Methods of Adult Psychotherapy (3)
PSY 840 Neuroanatomical and Neurophysiological Foundations of Neuropsychology (3)

Spring Semester

PSY 723 Psychology and Deafness (3)
PSY 784 Foundations of Psychotherapy Lab II (1)
PSY 786 Clinical Psychology Practicum (3)
PSY 800 Individual Research (1-12)

One of the following three PSY courses:
PSY 751 Psychology of Perception (3)
PSY 752 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSY 815 Psycholinguistics (3)

One elective 800-level PSY course on psychological intervention (3)

Summer

Complete Predissertation Project
PSY 800 Individual Research (1-12)
PSY 900 Dissertation Research (1-12)
PSY 985 Advanced Clinical Psychology Externship (1-6)

Third Year Fall Semester

One elective 800-level PSY course on psychological intervention (3)

One of the following two PSY courses:
PSY 809 Social Psychology and Human Diversity (3)
PSY 820 History and Systems (2)

PSY 885 Clinical Psychology Externship (3)
PSY 900 Dissertation Research (1-12)

Spring Semester

One of the following two PSY courses:
PSY 843 Neuropsychological Foundations and Assessment (3)
PSY 854 Psychopharmacology (3)

One of the following three PSY courses:
PSY 751 Psychology of Perception (3)
PSY 752 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSY 815 Psycholinguistics (3)

One elective 800-level PSY course on psychological intervention (3)

PSY 886 Clinical Psychology Externship (3)
PSY 900 Dissertation Research (1-12)

Complete first draft of dissertation proposal

Summer

Comprehensive Examinations
PSY 800 Individual Research (1-12)
PSY 900 Dissertation Research (1-12)
PSY 985 Advanced Clinical Psychology Externship (1-6)

Fourth Year Fall Semester

One elective 800-level PSY course on psychological intervention (3)

One of the following two PSY courses:
PSY 809 Social Psychology and Human Diversity (3)
PSY 820 History and Systems (2)

PSY 900 Dissertation Research (1-12)
PSY 985 Advanced Clinical Psychology Externship (1-6)

Complete dissertation research proposal

Complete qualifying examination

Apply for internship

Spring Semester

One of the following two PSY courses:
PSY 843 Neuropsychological Foundations and Assessment (3)
PSY 854 Psychopharmacology (3)

One elective 800-level PSY course on psychological intervention (3)

PSY 900 Dissertation Research (1-12)
PSY 986 Advanced Clinical Psychology Externship (1-6)

Summer

PSY 900 Dissertation Research (1-12)

Fifth Year Fall-Spring-Summer

Complete and defend dissertation

Complete clinical internship

Degree awarded in August

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