The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology offers internship training in clinical psychology to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from programs accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, 800-374-2721. We seek to prepare students for the practice of professional psychology consistent with philosophy embodied in the scientist-practitioner model of training. We endeavor to teach students how to think scientifically about clinical problems, how to provide clinical service with skill and appreciation for human diversity and the highest ethical and professional standards, how to evaluate the clinical relevance of empirical research, and how to contribute to advancements in psychological knowledge through research and scholarship. Our philosophy of training is consistent with the model espoused by the National Conference on Scientist-Practitioner Education and Training for the Professional Practice of Professional Psychology (1990):
Accordingly, our Departmental Mission Statement directs us to “educate tomorrow’s leaders in psychology in the scientist-practitioner tradition, advance psychological service, and improve the health and quality of life of all people through excellence in research, education, and health service delivery.”
Our Department is the recipient of the “2001 Department of the Year Award” from the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS). Consideration of our Department for this award was based upon a letter of nomination submitted and signed by our students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows attesting to the positive atmosphere in which training occurs in our Department.