Clinical & School Psychology

Recipients of Curry's PhD in Clinical Psychology are prepared to make substantial contributions to the field of psychology as mental health practitioners, researchers, scholars, teachers, and supervisors. The program emphasizes the need for clinicians to have knowledge of systems theory and individual functioning—especially in schools and families—in addition to a grounding in many areas of psychological development. Our approach emphasizes that clinical and school psychologists function in a pluralistic society, and that students and faculty must be sensitive to ethnic, cultural, individual, and socioeconomic differences.

Study Opportunities

Student Experience: Emily Nichols is a fourth-year student in Curry's Clinical Psychology program. She is a member of Ann Loper’s research lab and is currently working on a project examining the educational outcomes of children of incarcerated parents. She recently completed her third year clinical requirement in the Center for Clinical Psychology Services.

Why did you choose to pursue a Ph.D?

I chose to earn my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology because I wanted to effect change both with individuals through therapy and with communities through research and prevention initiatives. Having a Ph.D. would provide me with the training I needed to participate in bridging the gap between research and practice. I hope to work with populations where mental health is still viewed with cultural stigmas, and help to reduce those perceptions.

Why did you choose Curry?

I chose Curry because of their commitment to conducting research in and with their community. The Curry program highly values clinical development and provides the opportunity to be trained as both a school and clinical psychologist.

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The Ph.D. program is accredited in clinical psychology by the American Psychological Association. 

Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association at:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202.336.5979

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