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Training

The Center provides quality training in professional psychology for students enrolled in the Clinical Psychology and School Psychology programs.

Clinical Psychology Program

Commensurate with the goals of the Clinical Psychology program, the Center fosters a scientist-practitioner model of training, which stresses the importance of evidence-based practice. At each level of training, students in supervision practica are expected to become familiar with state-of-the-art, empirically-supported interventions and how these can be applied with clinical expertise, taking into account the needs, values, and preferences of individual clients. Within this broad framework, clinical students receive supervised experience in cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic modes of therapy, with additional exposure to family systems models, especially within the Child Clinical specialization. During the first four of the five years of the program, students render services to clients at the Center, building clinical expertise which will enable them to successfully obtain and complete externships and the clinical internship.

School Psychology Program

The overriding goal of the School Psychology program is to expose students to a variety of situations where issues related to school, academic performance and the social/emotional growth of children are the main concerns. Students are exposed to a progressively structured training program in psychoeducational assessment, and psychological interventions for children, adults, schools, and families. Preparation to participate in the general mental health of schools via consultation, in-service training, and program evaluation is also stressed.