Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Required Clinical Experiences

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Over the course of their field training, students must meet certain requirements for assessment and therapy experience. Students are also expected to gain experience in the knowledge and skills of supervision, consultation, education and management.  Included in their experiences, students must gain knowledge and skills in working with diverse populations and in diverse settings. The means by which students meet these requirements will vary.

Assessment: At least 30% of the required client contact hours (189 face-to-face assessment hours) over the course of training in the second through fourth years

  • Requirements:
    - Cognitive assessment
    - Personality assessment
  • Possible ways to meet requirement:
    - Projective techniques
    - Objective techniques (MMPI, MCMI)
    - Neuropsychological assessmet
    - Forensic assessment
    - Competency evaluation
    - Fitness for duty evaluation
    - Behavioral assessment
    - Academic/educational evaluation
    - Outcome assessment
    - Clinical interviewing
    - Classroom observation

Therapy: At least 40% of the required client contact hours (252 face-to-face contact hours) over the course of the program

  • Possible ways to meet requirement (not mutually exclusive):
    - Individual therapy
    - Group therapy
    - Family  therapy
    - Marital therapy
    - Couples therapy
    - Inpatient therapy
    - Outpatient therapy
    - Medical/Health intervention
  • Other required experiences:
    - Supervision
    - Consultation
    - Education
    - Management

Diversity in Population and Setting

  • Ways to meet requirement of population diversity:
    - Age
    - Ethnicity/race
    - Socio-economic status
    - Sexual orientation
    - Diagnosis
  • Ways to meet requirement of setting diversity:
    - School
    - Inpatient psychiatric hospital
    - General medical center
    - Private practice
    - Community clinic
    - Prison

Other Training Experiences

  • Applied research
  • Member of multidisciplinary team
  • Grand rounds attendance
  • Journal club attendance

*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation