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