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Model of Professional Training

The Psy.D. program endorses the “scholar-practitioner model” which is designed to train autonomous practitioners of health service psychology who will deliver mental health services and lead others in service to the general public in diverse settings.

The Psy.D. program is committed to a professional development model of training in which each student is encouraged to develop a unique professional identity consistent with his or her own values, style and philosophy. Within this framework, the program promotes the integration of theoretical and empirical literature in all types of professional decision-making. Investigation of varying theoretical models, interaction with diverse role models within the profession, and supervised experience in a broad range of models are encouraged.

*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