Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Program Accreditation

The Department of Psychology offers a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology that is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of the American Psychological AssociationThe Commission of Accreditation is part of the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation in the Education Directorate. Information, comments, or questions about accreditation can be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

750 First Street NE Washington DC 20002-4242
Telephone (202) 336-5979
TDD: (202) 336-6123
Fax:  (202) 336-5978
Program of Study
The program follows a life-span development philosophy and specializes in working with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people. Students develop clinical and research skills through working with deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing youth and adults. 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.

Core Faculty: Carolyn Corbett Ph.D., Lori Day Ph.D., Cara Miller Ph.D.Donna Morere Ph.D.Lawrence Pick Ph.D., ABPP, and Kathryn Wagner, Ph.D.

Program Mission Statement

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology has as its ultimate mission to increase the number of psychologists with appropriate training in both the practice of psychology and the understanding of deaf and hard of 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 practice in clinical psychology; and 3) are knowledgeable about the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people, and appreciate their great diversity.  By way of this training, the scientific knowledge base of psychology and deaf and hard of hearing people will expand through the research and scholarly work of graduate students, program graduates, and faculty. 

For more information: Email Dr. Carolyn Corbett, Clinical Psychology Program Director, or call 202-651-5540.

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 prepared its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological and rapidly changing world.