Medaille College's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) educates and trains students for careers as licensed psychologists. The courses and clinical experience help students develop the knowledge and skills essential to providing psychological assessment, psychotherapy, supervision, consultation, program development, and clinical leadership. The program follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology and meets the requirements for licensure in New York.
The PsyD Program requires the successful completion of 99 semester credit hours:

  • Core courses (69 credit hours)
  • Electives (15 credit hours)
  • 1000 hours of supervised experience (12 credit hours)
  • Clinical Dissertation (3 credit hours)

In addition, students must successfully complete:

  • The Clinical Competence Examination
  • A one-year Pre-Doctoral Internship

Click here for the 2014-2015 Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) handbook.

Curriculum Sequence

(all courses 3 credits except as noted)

Year One
PSY 700   Psychometrics
PSY 701   Diagnostic Psychopathology
PSY 710   Cognitive Assessment
PSY 715   Objective Personality Assessment
PSY 727   Psychology of Life Span Development
PSY 705   Professionalization Group (1.5 credits)
PSY 763   Neuropsychological Assessment
PSY 720   History and Systems of Psychology
PSY 764   Clinical Interviewing
PSY 758   Psychodynamic Theories and Therapy
PSY 705   Professionalization Group (1.5 credits)
PSY 731   Cognitive and Affective Processes
Year Two
PSY 749   Physiological Psychology
PSY 761   Assessments and Treatment of Diverse Populations
PSY 765   Integrative Assessment
PSY 741   Proseminar and Practicum I
PSY 768   Research Methods
PSY 770   Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Treatment
PSY XXX   Elective
PSY 742   Proseminar and Practicum II
PSY 735   Professional Ethics and Conduct
Year Three
PSY 769   Statistics
PSY 780   Group Therapy
PSY 782   Family Therapy
PSY 743   Proseminar and Practicum III
PSY 794   Clinical Psychopharmacology
PSY XXX   Elective
PSY 744   Proseminar and Practicum IV
PSY 851   Clinical Dissertation I (1 credit)
Year Four
PSY 852   Clinical Dissertation II (1 credit)
PSY 787   Social Psychology
PSY XXX   Elective
PSY XXX   Elective
PSY 853   Clinical Dissertation III (1 credit)
PSY 790   Administration, Consultation, and Supervision
PSY XXX   Elective 
Year Five
PSY 900   Clinical Psychology Internship (0 credits)
Total 99 credits

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