Program Accreditation

The Department of Psychology offers a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The CoA is part of the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA) in the education directorate. Information, comments, or questions about accreditation can be directed to the commission on accreditation:

750 First Street NE Washington D.C 20002-4242
Telephone: (202) 336-5979
TDD: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978

Program Mission Statement

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology has as its ultimate mission to increase the number of psychologists with appropriate training in both the understanding of and practice of psychology with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people and their families. In a unique multicultural and bilingual (American Sign Language and English) learning environment, our aim is to train psychologists who 1) have an understanding of the science of psychology, and related research and analytic methods; 2) are skilled in the theory, methods, and research of clinical psychology practice; and 3) are knowledgeable about deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people, and appreciate their great diversity. By way of this training, the scientific knowledge base of psychology as it pertains to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people will expand through the research and scholarly work of graduate students, program graduates, and faculty.

Program of study

The program follows a lifespan development philosophy for all people, and provides specialized training in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. For an overview of the program of study and requirements, as well as the complete list of courses for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, please visit the academic catalog.

For more information:
Email Lawrence Pick, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Clinical Training
Call/Sign Mail 202-250-2931 (VP) or
Call/Voice Message at 202-651-5540 (V)

Core Faculty

Carolyn Corbett Ph.D., Lori Day Ph.D., Cara Miller Ph.D., Lawrence Pick Ph.D., ABPP, and Kathryn Wagner, Ph.D.

Program Support Specialist

Renee' Smith, M.A.

Emeritus and Retired Faculty

Patrick Brice, Ph.D., Virginia Gutman, Ph.D., Irene Leigh, Ph.D., and Donna Morere Ph.D.

Gallaudet University Mission

Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological and rapidly changing world.