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PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Develop your expertise and leadership in clinical psychology.

 

 

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Clinical Psychology PsyD Overview


A career in psychology can be rewarding and satisfying. If you're interested in expanding your career in the vital field of mental health and behavioral sciences, these accredited clinical psychology PsyD programs are a great place to start. The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) offers five PsyD degree programs in clinical psychology, each accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Doctor of Psychology is an exhilarating endeavor that promises advanced careers in diverse specializations such as social psychology, clinical health psychology, forensic psychology, and school psychology among many others. The PsyD programs at CSPP pair you with experienced faculty members and offer a variety of challenging courses to give you the knowledge needed to succeed as a health service psychologist. Along with clinical training, evidence-based practice, and professional guidance, you'll get hands-on experience through a number of different learning opportunities with other professionals in the psychological clinical science field.

Our programs will help you gain the skills you need for a rewarding career in clinical psychology.

To learn more about this program and other offerings, visit our CSPP-dedicated microsite. You’ll find videos featuring our university president, dean of CSPP, and faculty, along with numerous interactive features!

 

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Program Highlights


Accreditation

These APA-accredited clinical psychology PsyD programs provide the education, training, skills, and knowledge needed to work as a health service psychologist.

Scholarship Paired with Practice 

The PsyD programs balance research with hands-on practice that provides you with the academic knowledge and interpersonal skills you need as a clinical psychologist.

Clinical Training

You'll apply what you learn in the field through experiences in clinical practice and complete your PsyD program with a year-long, full-time internship in a health service setting. As a PsyD student of our program, you will be guided in your chosen professional practice.

Training for Multi-Cultural Competence

The comprehensive multicultural curriculum is made for the graduates to be adept at working with varying populations, age groups, and numerous evidence-based treatment modalities. Given that the graduate program has earned the APA accreditation, this training becomes even more relevant in today’s global society. The CSPP graduate school prepares the students for real-world challenges in diverse settings.

Hands-On Experience: Clinical Practice and Internship Opportunities

We believe in learning by doing. The core of the PsyD Program is the practical exposure and vast opportunities to receive real-world experience in an environment relevant to your studies and goals. To sharpen your clinical skill and knowledge in human services, take advantage of top-tier internship placements and engage in meaningful fieldwork. The practicum sites provide you with foundational and graded training in a variety of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, prisons and juvenile detention centers, university counseling centers, child and family facilities, and more.

Make your Mark in Psychology

The clinical psychology doctoral program at CSPP comes with the opportunity to conduct scientific research on a topic that supports your professional academic and career goals. Research labs are provided to participate and perform experimental tasks that aim to make new discoveries and advances in psychology. You’ll receive expert mentorship from faculty who care about your research interests.  In your research, you will partner with faculty and may have the opportunity to be hired as a research assistant. Research projects may result in publication and poster presentation of your work at national and local conferences.

 

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FAQs

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What are the career options for clinical psychologists?

Clinical psychologists may work with individuals, families, and groups in diverse settings such as hospitals and private practices. Some of the roles they may pursue include that of a child psychologist, neuropsychologist, substance abuse psychologist, health psychologist, and forensic psychologist.

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What are the workplaces that require psychological services?

There are various employment opportunities to pursue for professionals with clinical skills including working in community mental health centers, local hospitals, university counseling centers, schools, prisons, military bases, non-profit agencies, and private practices.

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What is the cost of attendance and available financial aid?

Alliant has created a comprehensive program that helps facilitate access and affordability. Financing is available in the form of scholarships, grants, part-time employment, and loans. The federal government, state government, Alliant, and private sources finance these programs. Click here for more information.

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What is the difference between a PsyD and a PhD program?

While both PsyD and PhD programs lead to licensure as a clinical psychologist, the difference lies in their emphasis. A PsyD program tends to focus more on practical clinical skills and direct application of psychological principles for those interested in hands-on practice in a clinical setting. Meanwhile, a PhD program often places greater emphasis on research and theoretical knowledge for individuals interested in academia, research, or a combination of both.

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Where should I send my transcripts?

Alliant International University

Attn: Admissions Processing Center

10455 Pomerado Rd

San Diego, CA 92131

Email: apc@lempimuona.com

 

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As an international student, may I apply for the graduate program?

Review the admissions requirements, housing, tuition, and other information for international applicants. Learn more

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Why Alliant

At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.

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Why CSPP

Founded in 1969, CSPP was one of the nation’s first independent schools of professional psychology. Today, CSPP continues its commitment to preparing the next generation of mental health professionals through graduate-level degree programs in clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, clinical counseling, organizational psychology, psychopharmacology, and more.

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