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  Apr 25, 2024
2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology

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Currently not accepting new students

The PsyD (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology is an innovative program designed to prepare the next generation of humanistic practitioner scholars and shape the future of clinical practice. Students who participate in this program will gain the skills and knowledge needed to:

• Promote health and wholeness as practitioners.

• Pursue rigorous research as scholars.

• Effect positive change through service and leadership in their chosen clinical field.


Program Requirements Curriculum as of 2011-12*

Year 1: Semester 1

PSYD 7505 Graduate Colloquium: The Evolving Professional 1 credit(s)

RES 1016 Information Competency/Library Use 1 credit(s)

PSYD 8100 Graduate Writing Workshop 0 credit(s)

PSYD 8110 Psychotherapy Proseminar: Humanistic Psychology 0 credit(s)

PSYD 8115 Actuating Common Factors in Psychotherapy 2 credit(s)

PSYD 8120 Psychopathology I 3 credit(s)

PSYD 8130 Multiculturalism for Clinical Psychology 3 credit(s)

PSYD 8240 History and Systems 3 credit(s)


Year 1: Semester 2

PSYD 7505 Graduate Colloquium:(continued) 0 credit(s)

PSYD 8125 Psychopathology II 3 credit(s)

PSYD 8160 Ethics in Psychotherapy & Research 3 credit(s)

PSYD 8170 Developmental Psychology 3 credit(s)

PSYD 8180 Systems of Psychotherapy 3 credit(s)

PSYD 8150 Diagnostic Assessment Lab 2 credit(s)

PSYD 8320 Group Therapy 2 credit(s)


Year 2: Semester 1

PSYD 7605 Graduate Colloquium: The Evolving Professional 1

RES 8200 Methods of Research and Scholarship 3

PSYD 8250 Personality Assessment 3

PSYD 8260 Cognition and Affect in Human Behavior 3

PSYD 8251 Personality Assessment Lab 2

PSYD 8310 Evidence Based Practice 2

PSYD 8220 Consulting and Supervision 1


Year 2: Semester 2

PSYD 7605 Graduate Colloquium (continued) 0

RES 8205 Statistics 3

PSYD 8330 Biological Bases of Behavior 3

PSYD 8230 Cognitive Assessment 3

PSYD 8231 Cognitive Assessment Lab 2

PSYD 8010 Intervention Course I 3

PSYD 8011 Intervention Course Lab I 1


Year 3: Semester 1

PSYD 8505 Graduate Colloquium: The Evolving Professional 1

PSYD 8300 PsyD Predoctoral Practicum I 3

PSYD 8140 Psychopharmacology 3

PSYD 8340 Social Psychology 3

PSYD 8012 Intervention Course II 3

PSYD 8013 Intervention Course Lab II 1

PSYD 9600 Comprehensive Examination 1


Year 3: Semester 2

PSYD 8505 Graduate Colloquium: (continued) 0

PSYD 8305 PsyD Predoctoral Practicum II 3

PSYD 8210 Psychotherapy: Spiritual and Contemplative 3

PSYD 8351 Special Topics Course I 3

PSYD 8352 Special Topics Course II 3

RES 9615 Dissertation Proposal 2


Year 4: Semester 1

PSYD 8353 Special Topics Course 3

RES 9630 PsyD Dissertation 6

RES 9620 Dissertation Seminar 1 Psychology and Humanistic Studies


Year 4: Semester 2

RES 9631 PsyD Dissertation 6

RES 9621 PsyD Dissertation Seminar 1

Total Credits 17


Year 5: Semester 1

PSYD 9640 PsyD Predoctoral Internship I 5


Year 5: Semester 2

PSYD 9641 PsyD Predoctoral Internship I 5


Total Program Credits 115

*PsyD is not accepting new students.



The PsyD program is not accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The PsyD program curriculum is designed to be consistent with APA accreditation guidelines. Requirements for licensure in the individual states usually are similar to APA accreditation guidelines. Nevertheless, specific requirements for licensure do vary from state to state and change over time. The Saybrook PsyD curriculum may not contain all of the pre-doctoral requirements for licensure in a given state.  Students are responsible for determining the licensing requirements in the jurisdictions where they intend to practice, for monitoring changes in those requirements while they are completing their program, and for acquiring any additional academic or training background necessary for licensure. No graduate psychology program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, but Saybrook will provide licensing boards with official information to support graduates applications for licensure.

For more information about psychology licensure and for licensing boards contact information, visit the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards ( International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body.


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