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Clinical Psychology Program

The following curriculum applies to all students who matriculated in Fall 2013 or thereafter. For students who matriculated prior to Fall 2011, refer to the 2012-2013 Midwestern University Catalog for the relevant curriculum listing.

Total quarter hour credits for Psy.D.: 217-237

Note: The Clinical Psychology Program reserves the right to alter its curriculum however and whenever it deems appropriate.

First Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required First Year: 46
Fall Quarter
CORE 1599 Interprofessional Education I 1
PSYC 1501 Professional Issues and Ethics 3
PSYC 1504 Research Methods and Design 3
PSYC 1505 Professional Development Seminar I 1
PSYC 1515 Tests and Measurements I 3
PSYC 1530 Introduction to Psychotherapy 4
PSYC 1550 Biological Bases of Behavior 3
Total 18
Winter Quarter
PSYC 1502 Life Span Development I 3
PSYC 1506 Professional Development Seminar II 1
PSYC 1516 Tests and Measurements II 2
PSYC 1524 Intelligence Testing I 3
PSYC 1525 Intelligence Testing II 3
PSYC 1582 Clerkship I 1
Total 13
Spring Quarter
PSYC 1503 Life Span Development II 3
PSYC 1510 Statistics I 3
PSYC 1526 Personality Assessment I: Objective Techniques 3
PSYC 1527 Personality Assessment II: Projective Techniques 2
PSYC 1565 History and Systems 3
PSYC 1583 Clerkship II 1
Total 15

Second Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Second Year: 55-59
Summer Quarter
PSYC 1600 Practicum (Optional) 3
PSYC 1601 Practicum Seminar (Optional) 1
PSYC 1654 Social and Cultural Bases of Behavior 3
PSYC 1660 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior I 3
PSYC 1669 Psychopathology I: Anxiety and Personality Disorders 3
Total 9-13
Fall Quarter
PSYC 1611 Advanced Statistics and Research Methods 3
PSYC 1620 Advanced Assessment 3
PSYC 1640 Introduction to Neuropsychology 3
PSYC 1670 Psychopathology II: Depressive, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders 3
PSYC 1682 Diagnostic Practicum I 3
PSYC 1683 Diagnostic Practicum Seminar I 2
Total 17
Winter Quarter
PSYC 1632 Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 1636 Behavior Therapy 4
PSYC 1671 Child Psychopathology 3
PSYC 1684 Diagnostic Practicum II 3
PSYC 1685 Diagnostic Practicum Seminar II 2
Total 15
Spring Quarter
PSYC 1631 Cognitive Behavioral Theories and Approaches to Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 1650 Psychopharmacology 3
PSYC 1680 Research Seminar: Integration of Science and Practice 2
PSYC 1681 Dissertation Development 1
PSYC 1686 Diagnostic Practicum III 3
PSYC 1687 Diagnostic Practicum Seminar III 2
Total 14

Third Year

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Third Year: 44-52
Summer Quarter
PSYC 1705 Systems Theory 3
PSYC 1722 Professional Development and Lifelong Learning 1
PSYC 1720 Practicum (Optional) 3
PSYC 1721 Practicum Seminar (Optional) 1
  Electives 0-4
Total 4-12
Fall Quarter
PSYC 1710 Diversity in Clinical Psychology 3
PSYC 1730 Advanced Psychotherapy Practice 3
PSYC 1771 Advanced Psychopathology 3
PSYC 1781 Dissertation Seminar 1
PSYC 1782 Therapy Practicum I 3
PSYC 1783 Therapy Practicum Seminar I 1
Total 14
Winter Quarter
PSYC 1731 Supervision and Consultation 3
PSYC 1746 Advanced Social-Cultural Bases of Behavior 3
PSYC 1776 Health Psychology 3
PSYC 1784 Therapy Practicum II 3
PSYC 1785 Therapy Practicum Seminar II 1
Total 13
Spring Quarter
PSYC 1708 Advanced Ethics 3
PSYC 1760 Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior II 3
PSYC 1770 Human Sexuality 3
PSYC 1786 Therapy Practicum III 3
PSYC 1787 Therapy Practicum Seminar III 1
Total 13

Fourth Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Fourth Year: 20-28
Summer Quarter
PSYC 1800 Practicum (Optional) 3
PSYC 1801 Practicum Seminar (Optional) 1
PSYC 1811 Dissertation I 2
  Electives 0-4
Total 2-10
Fall Quarter
PSYC 1812 Dissertation II 2
PSYC 1882 Advanced Practicum I 3
PSYC  1883 Advanced Practicum Seminar I 1
Total 6
Winter Quarter
PSYC 1813 Dissertation III 2
PSYC 1884 Advanced Practicum II 3
PSYC  1885 Advanced Practicum Seminar II 1
Total 6
Spring Quarter
PSYC 1814 Dissertation IV 2
PSYC 1886 Advanced Practicum III 3
PSYC  1887 Advanced Practicum Seminar III 1
Total 6

Fifth Year:

Total Quarter Credit Hours Required Fifth Year: 52
Summer Quarter
PSYC 1900 Internship 12.5
PSYC 1921 Dissertation Continuation I 0.5
Total 13
Fall Quarter
PSYC 1901 Internship 12.5
PSYC 1922 Dissertation Continuation II 0.5
Total 13
Winter Quarter
PSYC 1902 Internship 12.5
PSYC 1923 Dissertation Continuation III 0.5
Total 13
Spring Quarter
PSYC 1903 Internship 12.5
PSYC 1924 Dissertation Continuation IV 0.5
Total 13

 

Electives
PSYC 1332 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSYC 1338 Theories of Vocational Counseling 3
PSYC 1437 Career Guidance and Counseling 3
PSYC 1447 Advanced Group Therapy and Counseling 3
PSYC 1478 Directed Readings in Clinical Psychology I 1-3
PSYC 1479 Directed Readings in Clinical Psychology II 1-3
PSYC 1488 Independent Study I 1-3
PSYC  1489 Independent Study II 1-3
PSYC 1639 Counseling Modalities & Chemical Dependency 3
PSYC 1645 Theories and Approaches to Marriage Counseling and Therapy 3
PSYC 1647 Group Dynamics: Applied Therapy and Counseling Techniques 3
PSYC 1740 Advanced Issues in Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 1775 Psychology of Rehabilitation 3
PSYC 1790 Forensic Psychology 3
PSYC 1792 Family Therapy and Counseling 3
PSYC 1794 Special Topics 1-3
Total -