Preparing students to sit for licensure in many states, our Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program is specifically focused on the knowledge and practical skills needed to enter professional practice.

  • Data analyses and meta-analyses
  • Psychotherapy
  • Developmental psychology
  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Multi-cultural psychology
  • Humanistic-integrative psychology

Through hands-on training at residential conferences and close mentoring from faculty with years of field experience, graduates of the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program will be prepared to bring about positive change through service and leadership.

Going beyond the mechanics of the body and brain, graduates learn to focus on a holistic view of their clients in a broader social and system context—directing their efforts toward the person-centered and interpersonal dimensions of psychotherapy that are at the heart of therapeutic effectiveness.

Saybrook University’s Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology aligns with program requirements for professional licensure in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, New York, Texas, Vermont, and Washington where students may seek licensure after fulfilling all other state requirements.

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.

Specializations

Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health

Transformative Social Change

Creativity Studies

Existential, Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology

Psychophysiology Specialization

*Saybrook University’s  Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) but does not have programmatic accreditation by the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) The hybrid online Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology program may not meet year-in-residence requirements of some state professional licensing boards/agencies. To be eligible, graduates should consult their individual state licensing/boards as there may be additional state specific requirements.