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Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

Goals and Objectives of the Clinical Training Program
Goal 1: To provide students in our doctoral program with broad and general training in the field of psychology.

Objective 1: Students will gain the requisite knowledge covering the breadth of scientific psychology including biological aspects, cognitive and affective aspects, social aspects, history and systems, psychological measurement, research methodology, techniques of data analysis, and the ability to apply these areas as appropriate.

Goal 2: To produce graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to conduct and evaluate research.

Objective 2A: Students will gain the theoretical and empirical knowledge, skills, and attitudes to conduct and evaluate methodologically and ethically sound research.

Objective 2B: Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to integrate science and practice into their research endeavors and their scholarly work.

Goal 3: To produce graduates who have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes to engage in evidence-based practice of clinical psychology.

Objective 3A: Students will gain knowledge in the scientific, methodological, and theoretical bases of the competencies associated with the evidence-based, ethical, and culturally informed practice of clinical psychology.

Objective 3B: Using their knowledge, students will gain skill in evidence-based assessment and diagnosis of dysfunctional behavior, problems in living, and interpersonal difficulties across settings and will do so with professionalism, self-reflection, ethicality, and interpersonal and cultural sensitivity.

Objective 3C: Using their knowledge, students will gain skill in evidence-based interventions for dysfunctional behavior, problems in living, and interpersonal difficulties across settings and will do so with professionalism, ethicality, and interpersonal and cultural sensitivity.

Objective 3D: Using their knowledge, students will gain skill in teaching.

Goal 4: To produce graduates who participate actively in professional service related to clinical psychology.

Objective 4: Students will identify with the specialty of clinical psychology, participate in their professional communities and organizations, and remain active in community and professional services throughout their careers.