PhD in Psychology, Clinical Specialization


University of the Rockies

Type

Phd programs

Location

North America

Denver

United States

Location

United States

Denver

Type

Phd programs


Degree Objective Clinical Psychology training at University of the Rockies follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model, which prepares all students, regardless of previous earned master's degrees or transfer credits, to be skilled practitioners who provide mental health services that are based upon and firmly grounded in the science of psychology. The program philosophy is to prepare practitioners with the knowledge and skills requisite to critically evaluate and effectively apply scientific research findings to everyday practice. To this end, students complete research methodology coursework and engage in research as a part of the program. Through this experience, students grow in their ability to evaluate the research of others and to conduct research that will ultimately enhance the effectiveness of the services they provide. Further, the program employs an educational model of experiential learning wherein students learn by and while doing. This is clearly reflected through student involvement in practicum experiences that allow for sequentially graduated levels of responsibility and complexity, from the point of matriculation through the completion of all foundation and applied skill coursework. Classes are offered in a combination of evening and weekend formats and are taught on campus in a face-to-face format. Within the PsyD, Clinical Specialization, doctoral candidates may pursue one of these areas of concentration: Clinical Neuropsychology, Forensic/Correctional Psychology, Health Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Sport Neuroperformance. The completion of a Concentration is not required in order to graduate with the PsyD, Clinical Specialization degree, but may be chosen by students who want focused education and/or experience in one of the concentration areas. The completion of a Concentration will not be noted on the diploma, but will be listed on graduate transcripts following the granting of the degree. Students who complete a Master of Arts in Psychology/Master of Arts in Counseling program with a specialization in either Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of the Rockies may apply up to 43 credits from their Master’s degree toward the Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization, upon acceptance to the program.