Curriculum: Core Courses

As with all graduate students in the Psychology department, clinical students must satisfactorily complete the following core course requirements:

(a) a course in Research Methods, (b) two courses from the department’s graduate statistics offerings, (c) two seminars outside the clinical area, (d) a professional development seminar (Prosem)

Clinical students attend many of these core courses with students from other areas of the psychology department (e.g., Social Psychology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences). Several different offerings are available to meet these requirements:

Research Methods

Research Methods and Problems*

Qualitative Research Methods


Basic Statistical Methods for Behavioral Scientists*

Correlation and Multiple Regression for the Behavioral Scientist

Analysis of Variance for the Behavioral Scientist

Analysis of Covariance Structures for the Behavioral Scientist

Psychological Measurement

Recent Non-Clinical Seminars

The Social Psychology of Sex and Gender Intergroup Relations

Social Psychology of Small Groups

Virtual Environments Seminar in Mathematical Modeling

Theory of Mind Color Vision Social Stigma: Contexts, Cause, and Consequences Empowerment: Linking Social and Community Psychologies

Cognition on Cyberspace: Thinking, Learning, and Experimentation on the Web Brain Modulation of Sensation: From Psychophysics to Neurophysiology

Social-Psychological Perspectives on Evil, Violence, and Aggression

Social Psychological Perspectives on the Self

Cognitive Systems: Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, and Rehabilitation

Clinical Psychology Courses

For students in the clinical program, there are additional program requirements that have been established by the clinical program and the American Psychological Association (APA). To meet the American Psychological Associations breadth requirements, students in the clinical area must also take courses in biological bases of behavior, cognitive affective bases of behavior, social psychology, history and systems of psychology, consultation, supervision, and multicultural and individual diversity.

The following is a list of the clinical requirements, though the specific courses that meet these requirements vary. In keeping with the pluralistic training model, students get to choose from among a variety of courses in order to create a personalized curriculum. Three course formats are offered: Seminars, Modules, and Clinical Practica.

605 Multicultural Clinical Psychology (3 credits)

648 Interviewing and Diagnosis (3 credits)

649 Ethics in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)

643 Psychopathology Modules (1 credit each with a required total of 3 credits)

644 Methods of Assessment Modules (1 credit each with a required total of 3 credits in addition to PSY 646 & 647)

645 Intervention Modules (1 credit each with a required total of 3 credits)

646 Psychological Assessment I (3 credit hours)

647 Psychological Assessment II (3 credit hours)

652 Systems of Intervention (3 credits)

660 Special Clinical Problems and Methods

670 Graduate Placement in Psychology (1-4 credits; maximum 12 credits; required first year of clinical placement)

740 Advanced Seminar in Clinical Psychology (4 credits; 2 clinical seminars required)

750 Advanced Clinical Techniques (4 credits; maximum 24 credits; 3 practica required)

755 Continuing Clinical Supervision (1-3 credits; maximum 3 credits)

760 Current Research Topics in Clinical Psychology (1 credit; maximum 6 credits)

840 Internship in Psychology (1- 6 credit hours; maximum 12 credits)