Combining Clinical Practice with Academic Study
Our PhD degree program in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology is ideal if you are interested in both the practice and the academic study of clinical psychology. This degree program combines the scholarly expertise and research orientation for a doctorate in clinical psychology (PhD) with preparation for a career in clinical practice. Our low residency-online psychology program is a unique blended model of interactive online coursework and intensive residential study allows the acquisition of both academic knowledge and clinical skills.
The integration of scholarship, research, and clinical competencies within the humanistic perspective provides you with an exceptionally strong foundation. Our program reflects a developmental approach to understanding individuals within their broader socio-cultural context, with a full appreciation of the inseparable nature of spirit, body, and mind.
Graduates practice in diverse clinical settings and represent many different theoretical orientations. Coursework and clinical training helps students integrate a humanistic perspective into their practice. You may choose to work in settings conducting individual psychotherapy, on multidisciplinary hospital based teams, in community development, or in clinical program development. Once you graduate, you may join other Saybrook alumni who are scholars and practitioners, having an impact on how psychology is taught in the classroom and used in the field.
Saybrook's faculty help students use psychological knowledge in a complex world while applying a humanistic lens. This helps you conduct your professional life with a full appreciation of what it means to be human. You will establish a professional identity imbued with personal and contextual meaning, and a sense of life purpose.
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