Professional Psychology Curriculum & Credits

Courses

The University Bulletin lists program requirements and brief descriptions of courses offered in the PsyD Program. Not all courses listed in the Bulletin are offered every year, and new courses not yet listed in the Bulletin may be added. Students may access Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) and other registration data through online.

The University Bulletin also lists general rules of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences for continuing enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.


Transfer Credits

On a case-by-case basis, students may receive approval for graduate transfer credits. Transfer credits must be approved by the program after review by the student’s advisor. 


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First Year, Fall - 9 credits

  • Psychological Assessment (PsyD 8201) (3 credits)  
  • Lab in Clinical Psych Assessment (PsyD 8201) (0 credit)
  • Biological Bases of Clinical Psychology (PsyD 8204) (3 credits)
  • Psychodynamic Psychopathology (PsyD 8205) (3 credits)

First Year, Spring - 12 credits

  • Psychological Assessment II (PsyD 8202) (3 credits)
  • Lab in Clinical Psych Assessment (PsyD 8202) (0 credit)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy I (PsyD 8220) (3 credits)
  • Discussion – Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (PsyD 8220) (0 credit)
  • Advanced Statistics (PsyD 8209) (3 credits)
  • Empirical Research (PsyD 8270) (3 credits)

First Year, Summer - 7 credits

  • Group and Organizational Dynamics (PsyD 8207) (3 credits)
  • Psychological Assessment III (PsyD 8270) (3 credits)
  • Practicum in Clinical Skills (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)
  • Discussion- Practicum in Clinical Skills (PsyD 8203) (0 credit)

Second Year, Fall - 11 credits

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy II (PsyD 8221) (3 credits)
  • Discussion – Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (0 credits)
  • Theories of the Mind I  (PsyD 8226) (3 credits)
  • Track course (Child track takes PsyD 8264) (3 credits)
  • Practicum In Clinical Psychology (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)
  • Practicum in Assessment (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)

Second Year, Spring - 11 credits

  • Theories of the Mind II (PsyD 8226) (3 credits)
  • CBT (PsyD 8221) (3 credits)
  • Track or Group Therapy course (Child track takes PsyD 8262) (3 credits)
  • Practicum In Clinical Psychology (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)
  • Practicum in Assessment (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)

Second Year, Summer - 6 credits

  • Cognitive and Affective Bases of Clinical Psychology (PsyD 8206) (3 credits)
  • Track or Short Term Therapy course (3 credits)

Third Year, Fall - 11 credits 

  • Life Span Human Development (PsyD 8260) (3 credits)
  • Supervision (PsyD 8270) (3 credits)
  • Track course (3 credits)
  • Major Area Paper (PsyD 8270) (1 credit)  
  • Practicum In Clinical Psychology (PsyD 8203) (1 credit) 

Third Year, Spring - 9 or 12 credits

  • History and Systems of Clinical Psychology (PsyD 8227) (3 credits)
  • Consultation (PsyD 8246) (3 credits)
  • Track, Group Therapy or Family Therapy Course (3 credits)
  • Supervision practicum or Research practicum (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)  
  • Practicum In Clinical Psychology (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)
  • Major Area Paper (PsyD 8270) (1 credit)

Third Year, Summer - 4 or 7 credits 

  • Ethics & Professional Issues (PsyD 8210) (3 credits)
  • Supervision practicum or Research practicum (PsyD 8203) (1 credit)  

Total Credit Hours in Curriculum: 83  

Neuropsychology

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Clinical psychology doctoral candidate David Drowos co-authored the article “True memory, false memory, and subjective recollection deficits after focal parietal lobe lesions,” in Neuropsychology.