Director of Clinical Training, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology: James Hoelzle, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies, Doctoral Program in Behavior Analysis: Tiffany Kodak, Ph.D.
Chairperson: Lucas Torres, Ph.D.
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Doctor of Philosophy
The clinical psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Courses cover scientific areas of psychology, research methods and professional practice skills including assessment, psychotherapy, consultation and supervision. Supervised clinical experiences are planned throughout the curriculum. Practica are available at the Department of Psychology’s Center for Psychological Services and with collaborating agencies in the Milwaukee area. Doctoral students in the clinical psychology specialization acquire a master of science degree with a specialization in clinical psychology as they progress toward their doctoral degree.
For the doctoral program in behavior analysis, course sequences cover basic, applied, and translational research, research methods, and professional and ethical issues. These sequences have been verified as meeting the requirements set forth by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Supervised practicum experience is offered both by the program faculty and through community providers.
Multicultural Awareness and Professional Integration Program (MAPIP)
The MAPIP program is specialized training available to graduate students in the Psychology Department. It is intended to assist students in gaining additional knowledge of multicultural issues. This includes increased awareness of the multicultural psychology research, increased understanding of diverse groups and cultures, and self-reflection of how diversity awareness can be integrated into their professional careers. For more information about this program please visit the MAPIP website.
Specializations: Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology
A doctoral student must complete a program of study defined, in conjunction with the program director or director of graduate studies, on an approved Doctoral Program Planning Form. Students obtain a master’s degree while in the doctoral program.
The student is required to complete a satisfactory master’s thesis and pass an oral defense. The defense is overseen by a committee of three department faculty and the defense constitutes the master’s comprehensive exam.
Students who successfully defend their master’s thesis and who have completed the required number of credits for their chosen specialization are awarded the master’s degree.
Students must successfully complete the DQE to be advanced to doctoral candidacy.
Clinical psychology doctoral students must complete an internship approved by the Psychology Department. Before the student is permitted to apply for internship, personal and professional readiness must be verified. Readiness is evaluated by both a review of the student’s graduate study portfolio and a clinical exam, which entails an oral examination of necessary clinical skills. Permission is granted only to students whose proposal has been approved.
A public defense of the dissertation is conducted only after the student has completed all other formal requirements for the doctoral degree, with the possible exception of the internship. To conduct research projects, permission from the university Institutional Review Board must be obtained.
The program requires a total of 63 credit hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree including: 6 credit hours of master’s thesis work, completion of an approved master’s thesis, successful completion of a doctoral qualifying examination (DQE), 12 credit hours of dissertation work, submission of an approved dissertation and a practicum.
|PSYC 5800||Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSYC 5820||Concepts and Principles of Behavior||3|
|PSYC 6135||Single Subject Research Methods||3|
|PSYC 6840||Verbal Behavior||3|
|PSYC 6860||Functional Assessment and Treatment||3|
|PSYC 6870||Ethical and Professional Conduct for Behavior Analysts||3|
|PSYC 6880||Behavioral Consultation and Supervision||3|
|PSYC 6968||Practicum in Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSYC 6999||Master's Thesis||6|
|PSYC 8101||Advanced Statistics and Design 1||3|
|PSYC 8102||Advanced Statistics and Design 2||3|
|PSYC 8115||Advanced Basic Research||3|
|PSYC 8125||Advanced Research Methods||3|
|PSYC 8810||Translational Foundations of Applied Research||3|
|PSYC 8830||Advanced Conceptual Framework of Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSYC 8850||Skill Acquisition and Emergence||3|
|PSYC 8999||Doctoral Dissertation||12|
|Total Credit Hours:||63|
The program requires a total of 81 credit hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree including: semesterly enrollment in and attendance at a non-credit colloquium (PSYC 8952 Colloquium in Psychology), 6 credit hours of master’s thesis work, completion of an approved master’s thesis, successful completion of a doctoral qualifying examination (DQE), 12 credit hours of dissertation work, submission of an approved dissertation and an approved internship (PSYC 8986 Internship in Clinical Psychology).
|21 credit hours in substantive core courses||21|
|Principles of Child Psychopathology and Intervention|
|Advanced Personality Psychology|
|Advanced Developmental Psychology|
|Advanced Social Psychology|
|Foundations and Processes of Human Cognition|
|Biological Bases of Behavior|
|6 credit hours in assessment||6|
|Psychological Assessment 1|
|Psychological Assessment 2|
|9 credit hours in intervention||9|
|Theories of Psychotherapy 1|
|Theories of Psychotherapy 2|
|6 credit hours in practice core courses||6|
|Advanced Practicum in Clinical Psychology|
|3 credits of consultation/supervision||3|
|Consultation and Supervision Strategies|
|6 credit hours in professional practice||6|
|Ethics and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology|
|Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology|
|9 credit hours in research core courses||9|
|Advanced Statistics and Design 1|
|Advanced Statistics and Design 2|
|Advanced Research Methods|
|6 credit hours of master's thesis work||6|
|12 credit hours of dissertation work||12|
|Total Credit Hours:||81|
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