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Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program

Concentration in Childhood, Adolescence & Family

The Pre-Doctoral Concentration in Clinical Practice in Childhood, Adolescence and Family (CAF) is designed to provide a solid foundation in the theory and practice of professional psychology while training for work with youth and families. This concentration is designed for students who desire to dedicate a significant portion of their final two years of doctoral study in preparing for a career that includes psychological interventions with children and adolescents and the systems of which they are a part.

Students apply to the concentration in the fall of their second year and formally enter in the Fall of Year three.

The CAF concentration consists of five pre-requisites, and four core courses. In addition CAF concentration students will complete a pre-doctoral Internship in Child & Family Clinical Services and conduct a doctoral project in this area as well.

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Lifespan Development
  • Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Child Psychotherapy
  • Psychological Assessment I
  • Introduction to Family Theory

Advanced Seminars

  • Advanced Seminar in Child and Adolescent Practice
  • Advanced Topics in CAF
  • Advanced Courses

Two courses from the following area:

  • Forensics I (Children and Families)
  • Advanced Family
  • Psychoeducational Assessment (School Psychology Program)
  • Behavioral Assessment, Consultation and Collaboration (School Psychology Program)
  • Social-Emotional Assessment (School Psychology Program)
  • Diversity and Cross-Cultural Psychology of Children and Families (School Psychology Program)
  • Infant-Toddler-Parent Intervention

Pre-doctoral Internship in Child, Adolescence and Famil

Two years half-time internship at approved sites serving children, adolescents and families. Students in the Child, Adolescent and Family concentration will complete a doctoral project in this area. Upon completing all requirements, students will receive a certificate of achievement in the Child Adolescent and Family Concentration


Kenneth Hopkins, Psy.D., Coordinator
Haskel Cohen, Ph.D.
Jodie Kliman, Ph.D.
Samuel Moncata, Psy.D.
Shyamala Venkataraman, Ph.D.

Updated 10/11/07

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