Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Program Description

The Department of Psychology offers a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. 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, requirements, and list of courses for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Core faculty: Carolyn Corbett, Lori Day, Cara MillerDonna Morere, and Lawrence Pick

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

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. 

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.