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The Doctor of Psychology Professional Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology was established in 1996. The Program is an APA-Accredited, practitioner-scholar psychodynamic program.




Academic coursework is one of numerous important elements of the student's overall education and training. The practicum component, clinical supervision, and the colloquium series are also integral elements of the program that enhance and supplement the theories and techniques taught in core classes.

Work Outside the Program

The program insures all students doing required clinical work for the Professional Psychology Program, wherever it is done. However, if a student wishes to take on additional clinical work, either for income or voluntarily, you are required to review this with your advisor to ensure that the work is properly structured – i.e., provides supervision under the license of a licensed mental health professional, and provides insurance through that psychologist or agency. The program does not insure students for such activity.

MA in Forensic Psychology

Columbian College now offers a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology to train the next generation of criminal profilers, competency experts, psychological evaluators, trauma counselors, and related positions. This 37-credit, two-year program offers two tracks: Applied Forensics and Applied Psychology.

LGBT Health & Policy Practice Program

The GWU LGBT Health Policy & Practice Graduate Certificate program trains current and future healthcare leaders to develop strategies that address health issues and reduce health disparities for the LGBT population. Administered by the Professional Psychology Program, the one-year, 12-credit program provides students with a general knowledge of the psychological, medical, and policy-based issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals.