Clinical Psychology - Seattle Pacific University


Clinical Psychology
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West,

Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2839
Fax: 206-281-2695
clinicalpsyc@spu.edu

Prospective Students: Program Sequence

Course Sequence

To graduate with a doctorate, each student must complete 195 credits which include:

  • 26 units of research and dissertation
  • Two one-year, part-time practicum placements
  • A full-time, one-year internship

A Master's degree (M.S., Psychological Science) is earned en route to the doctorate.

 

Program Sequence: Suggested 5-Year Program Plan

Year One = 48 credits

 

Autumn: (13 credits)

History & Systems (5) Clinical Foundations I (2)
Ethics and Laws (5) Research/Dissertation (1)

Winter: (13 credits)

Psychopathology (5) Clinical Foundations II (2)
Developmental Psychology (5) Research/Dissertation (1)

Spring: (11 credits)

Biopsychology & Psychophysiology(5)
Personality Theory & Research (5) Research/Dissertation (1)

Summer: (11 credits)

Statistical Methods (5)
Cognition & Learning (5) Research/Dissertation (1)


Year Two = 52 credits

Autumn: (12 credits)

Research Methods & Stats I (5)
Psych Interv I: Cognitive Behav Ther (5) Research/Dissertation (2)

Winter: (14 credits)

Research Methods & Stats II (5) Pre-Practicum (2)
Psych Interv II: Psychodynam Ther (5) Research/Dissertation (2)

Spring: (12 credits)

Research Methods & Stats III (5)
Psych Assessment: Intell & Achievmt (5) Research/Dissertation (2)

Summer: (14 credits)

Social Psychology (5) Practicum (2)
Psych Assessment: Pers & Psypthgy (5) Research/Dissertation (2)

Year Three = 52 credits

Autumn: (15 credits)

Psych Interv III: Family & Child Therpy (5) Practicum (2)
Psychometric Theory & Test Constr (5) Research/Dissertation (2)
Clinical Supv & Consult Group (1)

Winter: (13 credits)

Group Psychotherapy & Comm Proc (4) Practicum (2)
Psych Interv IV: Addictive Behaviors (4) Research/Dissertation (2)
Clinical Supv & Consult Group (1)

Spring: (15 credits)

Diversity & Cultural Comptnc in Psy (5) Practicum (2)
Human Sexuality (5) Research/Dissertation (2)
Clinical Supv & Consult Group (1)

Summer: (9 credits)

Psychopharmacology (5) Advanced Practicum (2)
Research/Dissertation (2)

Year Four = 27 credits

Autumn: (9 credits)

Cognate (4) - see below Advanced Practicum (2)
Clinical Supv & Consult Group (1) Research/Dissertation (2)

Winter: (9 credits)

Cognate (4) - see below Advanced Practicum (2)
Clinical Supv & Consult Group (1) Research/Dissertation (2)

Spring: (9 credits)

Cognate (4) - see below Advanced Practicum (2)
Clinical Supv & Consult Group (1) Research/Dissertation (2)


Year Five = 16 credits

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring: (4 credits each quarter)

Internship = 16 credits

 

2013–2014 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


Cognate Courses

In addition to clinical psychology core courses, students choose cognate courses for more intensive study in a particular area of the discipline.  Cognates offered beginning 2011:

CLINICAL HEALTH/ASSESSMENT PSYCHOLOGY:

  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
  • Hypnosis, Biofeedback and Mindfulness Therapies

CLINICAL CHILD/FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY:

  • Child Psychopathology and Intervention
  • Marital and Conjoint Interventions-Theory and Technique
  • Adolescent Psychopathology and Intervention