Health Clinical

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Health Clinical

Overview

This area of study within the APA-accredited Clinical Program is aimed at training psychologists who are both academically and clinically prepared to work as researchers and clinicians in medical or academic settings. The area of study is designed on the premise that psychologists in health-related settings need skills in clinical psychology as well as a strong foundation in areas related to health, disease processes and research. Thus, the area of study emphasizes combined year-round training in behavioral medicine research and the development of skills in health clinical psychology. As part of an APA accredited clinical program, the health clinical area of study requires completion of an internship. This is the program that a majority of the students in the Health Division are enrolled in.
...aimed at training psychologists who are both academically and clinically prepared to work as researchers and clinicians in medical or academic settings. ...This is the program that a majority of the students in the Health Division are enrolled in.

Program Progression

The program typically is completed in five years, plus a 1-year internship. Our intent is that students develop a solid knowledge base pertaining to behavioral medicine and bio-behavioral health processes, as well as research training and publications to compete successfully in the job market after the Ph.D. is awarded. For the clinical training, all students complete core courses covering basic fields of clinical psychology. Additionally, we offer a “Behavioral Medicine Sequence” of courses that address an introduction to the field, biobehavioral processes, and health psychology assessment and treatment, as well as a strong quantitative sequence focusing on providing students with the necessary advanced statistical and methodological tools to succeed as researchers. See “Graduate Training” tab on this page for additional information.