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Our Psychophysiology graduates use a unique combination of assessment and applied approaches to effectively assess, track, and treat dozens of disorders and educational problems. The ability to accurately assess dysfunction in patterns of physiological functioning means that the underlying bases of disorders become clear. Our graduates accurately and effectively apply a multitude of skills to unravel incredibly complex clinical psychology problems. The ability to track changes in dysfunctional patterns through the treatment process means that our practitioners actually know whether progress is being made and can adjust their treatments to counter problems as they occur. The availability of a synergistic set of powerful interventional tools means that our graduates can tailor a wide variety of methods to meet each client's individual needs.

Thus, our graduates are unique professionals with a multidisciplinary armamentarium providing them with the ability to know what is wrong with their clients, accurately track changes in the underlying problems throughout the interventional process, and treat the actual problem - not just the symptoms - with a powerful set of tools which they have the knowledge to apply effectively.

Our doctoral specialization in psychophysiology meets all of the requirements for doctoral programs in applied psychophysiology set by the field’s professional organization – The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). Our courses are accepted by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) toward certification and recertification. Our graduates are most likely to work in private clinical and coaching practices, medical clinics and hospitals, military and government positions, school consulting and counseling situations, and academic teaching / research positions.


Applied psychophysiology is currently not certifiable or licensable in any state. This program is not designed to meet psychology licensure requirements.. Students interested in pursuing psychology licensure may consider combining the psychophysiology program with Saybrook’s Clinical Psychology specialization; however, such dual specialization degree will take substantially longer to complete. Requirements for psychology licensure vary from state to state and from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may stipulate a need to graduate from an APA-accredited program. Saybrook's Clinical Psychology Program is not accredited by APA and may not meet licensure requirements in some states.