Clinical & School Psychology
There’s a reason for everything we do, but what drives those actions? If you have a deeply committed interest in discovering what can propel children and families forward in their social and educational development, a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development is right for you.
We are pleased to announce the Curry School’s first annual Diversifying Clinical and School Psychology Day! More details found here.
The Clinical and School Psychology Program at the University of Virginia prepares Ph.D. psychologists to be leaders in the research and practice of promoting the development and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults in context. The program is unique in that it integrates training in clinical and school psychology, recognizing the critical role that classrooms and schools play in the shaping of youth’s well-being, mental health, and development from preschool through college. Education and training includes strong, integrated grounding in: the foundational elements of clinical and school psychology, research skills essential to consuming and producing new knowledge and interventions in applied settings, and clinical skills necessary to provide competent, ethical assessment, intervention, and consultation services. The program embraces a scientist-practitioner model and is committed to training scholars and practitioners who integrate awareness and knowledge of individual and cultural diversity into their daily work.
“The Clinical & School Psychology program is the perfect way for me to combine my clinical interests with my love for working with children and in schools.”– Lora Henderson, Ph.D. Student, Clinical & School Psychology
CURRY’S CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM BY THE NUMBERS
Best Doctoral Program in School Psychology, Best Counseling Degrees
of Program Graduates Became Licensed Psychologists in the Past 10 Years, Curry School Data
Best Education Graduate School in the Country, U.S. News & World Report
- Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL)
- Center for Clinical Psychology Services
- Curry Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Group
- Curry Autism Spectrum Services
- Prisoners and their Families Project
- Youth-NEX (The UVa Center for Effective Youth Development)
- Young Women Leaders Program
- Youth Violence Project
We are APA approved as a Combined Program in Clinical and School Psychology, as well as a fully approved program in School Psychology by NASP.
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
Julia Blodgett Clinical Assistant ProfessorJessika H. Bottiani Assistant Professor of Education, Research FacultyCatherine P. Bradshaw Professor, Associate Dean for Research & Faculty DevelopmentDewey Cornell Professor of EducationJason T. Downer Professor of Education, Program Area Director, Clinical and School Psychology, Director, CASTLMichael Lyons Assistant Professor of EducationJoyce Matthews-Rurak Assistant ProfessorMicah Mazurek Associate ProfessorHeather McDaniel Research Assistant ProfessorRose Nevill Research Assistant Professor of Education, Director of the UVA Autism Research CoreAmanda Nguyen Assistant ProfessorRobert C. Pianta Dean , Novartis Professor of Education, Founding Director, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and LearningErica Fornaris Rouch Research Assistant Professor of EducationPeter L. Sheras ProfessorChauncey Smith Assistant Professor of EducationAntoinette R. Thomas Associate ProfessorPatrick H. Tolan Charles S. Robb Professor of Education, Director Emeritus, Youth-Nex | The UVA Center to Promote Effective Youth DevelopmentElena Tuerk Clinical Psychologist, LecturerPeter W. Tuerk Director, Sheila C. Johnson Center, Professor of Education, General FacultyAmanda P. Williford Research Associate ProfessorMatthew Yoder Director of Psychological Services, Sheila C. Johnson Center, Associate Professor