Part time Doctorate in Psychology in North America

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The PhD can vary depending on the institution and country in which it is awarded. Most scholars pursue a PhD because of strong motivation to contribute to the academic community as well as true curiosity about their chosen field of study. 

 

A Psychology PhD is required if you want to open your own private practice. In most cases, you will need this level of degree if you want to teach and conduct research at a university level.

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PhD in Psychology

Walden University
Online Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. Delivered online, this program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others. Choose from a variety specializations designed to meet your individual goals and interests. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Psychology in North America. Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can build the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of a diverse world. Delivered online, this program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical expertise. Taught by respected researchers and experts in the field, courses in this program will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of others. Choose from a variety specializations designed to meet your individual goals and interests. Specializations Clinical Psychology Developmental Psychology Educational Psychology Forensic Psychology General Psychology (Research Option) General Psychology (Teaching Option) Health Psychology Social Psychology Note on Licensure Walden University offers some PhD in Psychology specializations that lead to professional licensure and others that do not. Contact an enrollment advisor for assistance in evaluating whether your chosen specialization can lead to professional licensure in your state.  [-]

PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Walden University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. [+]

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. Completion Requirements 159 total quarter credits Core courses (106 cr.) Elective course (15 cr.) Clinical practicum (6 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Internship (12 cr.) Academic Year in Residence Ph.D. residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Interventions I Research, Theory, Design, and Methods Social Psychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Tests and Measurement Lifespan Development Biopsychology Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice Cognitive Assessment Personality Assessment Multicultural Psychology Consultation and Supervision in Psychology Interventions II Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology Clinical Psychopharmacology Psychology and Social Change Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Elective Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior History and Systems of Psychology Elective Clinical Practicum I Elective Clinical Practicum II Dissertation I-IV Clinical Psychology Internship I Clinical Psychology Internship II Clinical Psychology Internship III Clinical Psychology Internship IV Elective Courses The Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology requires you to take 15 credits (three courses) of electives. To meet this requirement, you may choose your elective courses either from one of the clusters below, allowing you to focus your studies on an area that most interests you, or from a mixture of cluster courses if you prefer a broad exposure to a variety of topic areas. Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Community Psychology Couples and Family Disaster and Trauma Gender and Sexuality Leadership and Coaching Media and Professional Practice Psychology as a Business You may also choose elective courses from the other Ph.D. in Psychology specializations (Educational, Forensic, General, Health, Organizational, and Social Psychology) that are not included in these clusters. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinical Neuropsychology Child Clinical Neuropsychology Developmental Psychopathology Child Psychotherapy Medical Crisis Counseling Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Stress and Coping Leadership Development Leadership Coaching: Process and Practice Leadership Coaching: Application Psychology and the Media The Psychological Impact of the Internet and Mobile Technologies Psychological Consultation Prevention: Research and Practice Community Psychology Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology Successful Practice Management Psychology of Gender Psychology of Sexuality Mental Health Law Career Options The Ph.D. in Psychology program will prepare you to use current theory and research to make valuable contributions to government, nonprofit, and private organizations. With your degree, you will have the ability to work directly with individuals at varying developmental levels, from infants to older adults, as well as diverse groups ranging from families to universities. Settings in which you may practice can include mental health centers, government agencies, healthcare organizations, corporations, community agencies, social services, and schools. Your career options, depending on your specialization, may include a role as a: Researcher Consultant Teacher Director of career services Staff psychologist Administrator Political strategist Marketing director Human resources manager [-]

PhD in East-West Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Psychology in North America. Students complete 36 units of coursework and write a dissertation. The program of study consists of a foundational course, research methods courses, research colloquia, advanced seminars, a student-designed area of specialization, two comprehensive exams, and a dissertation. Students focus on a specific area of study and develop methodological skills. They work closely with their advisors to design an individualized curriculum and participate in research colloquia to articulate their dissertation research project. Ph.D. Program Learning Goals and Objectives Upon completion of the Ph.D. in East-West Psychology, and in addition to M.A. goals and objectives, graduates will be able to: Goal 1. Produce original scholarly works in the field of East-West psychology and spirituality. Objective 1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and expertise in a selected area of specialization within East-West studies. Objective 2. Produce work that creatively and critically interprets, compares, integrates, applies, and/or evaluates knowledge from a variety of Eastern, Western, and indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions. Objective 3. Apply critical thinking in relation to basic and complex issues of East-West cross-cultural hermeneutics, such as orientalism, ethnocentrism, critical pluralism, insider/outsider perspectives, relativism, and/or incommensurability. Goal 2. Carry out scholarly research with a methodology appropriate to their research interests. Objective 1. Design cogent, feasible, and methodologically rigorous research projects. Objective 2. Apply several qualitative and theoretical research methods (e.g., phenomenological, hermeneutic, heuristic, narrative, comparative) to their research interests. Objective 3. Carry out a complete research project that demonstrates professional methodological knowledge and skills. Goal 3. Be competent in a variety of pedagogical, writing, and inquiry skills and be prepared to work professionally as university and college teachers, scholars, and writers. Objective 1. Present verbally their scholarly works and research projects with professionalism, clarity, precision, and creativity. Objective 2. Write original research papers and books according to professional scholarly standards. Objective 3. Incorporate somatic, vital, emotional, imaginal, and spiritual experience and knowledge into scholarly practices, such as research and writing. Dual Ph.D./Certificate Program Courses taken for the East-West Spiritual Counseling Certificate (see About Certificate) can apply toward the East-West Psychology Ph.D. requirements. By enrolling in the certificate program, a doctoral student can fulfill all the units needed in the area of specialization. Visit East-West Psychology Ph.D. Curriculum to see a Dual Ph.D./Certificate Program sample schedule. Comprehensive Examinations During the final year of coursework, doctoral students enroll in two comprehensive examinations designed to demonstrate the student’s knowledge in the program area. For their first comprehensive examination, students take an Advanced Seminar where they need to show mastery of their area of specialization in both an oral presentation and a research paper. The second comprehensive examination takes place at the last Research Colloquia taken by the student, and takes the form of a methodological reflection essay discussing the research method to be used in the dissertation. Alternative Multi-Paper Dissertation Format In addition to the standard format for doctoral dissertations, the department allows for the use of an alternative format that consists of three peer-reviewed papers (two of which must have been published or accepted for publcation; the other is to be either published, accepted for publication, or under review) as the main basis for the dissertation. Students wanting to pursue the multi-paper dissertation format are assessed by the faculty program committee on a case-by-case basis. As with the traditional dissertation, a dissertation proposal is submitted, a committee of three members is formed, and a dissertation defense is held according to existing policies. Ph.D. Full-Time Sample Schedule Duration: Two years of coursework plus dissertation. Note: Students who do not have a background in East-West psychology are required to take up to 12 additional units of courses drawn from the EWP core courses and directed electives, minus equivalencies. Sample: Emphasis on Ecopsychology/Transpersonal Psychology (plus 3 additional units from EWP core courses) Teaching Assistantships A limited number of paid teaching assistantships is available every semester. Possible responsibilities include facilitation of experiential learning, teaching portions of the class, working with students outside the classroom on projects, miscellaneous administrative and logistic tasks, providing feedback to the faculty member on student learning and perceptions, and reading student papers and giving feedback (but not as the only reader). EWP Internships An internship is an opportunity to integrate career-related experience into an academic education through on-the-job training rather than merely employment. Internships are typically a means for students to gain practical experience in their chosen field in a supervised professional work environment. The department provides students with a list of associated organizations in which internships are available: East-West Psychology Department Internship Opportunities, Internships can be carried out as fieldwork up to a maximum of 6 units. EWP Scholarship Program The department offers a scholarship program to support EWP students' presentation of their ongoing work at professional conferences. To be eligible to apply for the scholarships, candidates need to present official notification that the conference's organizing committee has accepted their presentation. Admission Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Institute, as well as have an MA in EWP or its equivalent (for example, a background in Humanistic, Jungian, or transpersonal psychology; psychology of religion, or religious studies). For those who do not have a background in East-West Psychology, up to 12 units of courses drawn from the EWP core requirements and directed electives will be required, minus equivalencies (equivalency for graduate courses previously taken is determined by the EWP Admissions Committee on an individual basis). In addition to the Institute's general admission requirements, two letters of recommendation are required from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic work and their preparation for graduate work. Applicants should also submit a sample of their writing (i.e., an outstanding essay, article, or selection from their M.A. thesis). Successful candidates for admission into the EWP Ph.D. program typically have the following qualifications: a vision that is compatible with the program's mission and interdisciplinary nature; a path of personal and/or spiritual growth; sufficient maturity and stability to pursue independent inquiry; competence of communication and dialectical skills; demonstration of respect for a diversity of viewpoints; an openness to multiple ways of knowing and whole-person learning; the ability to clearly articulate educational, professional, and research goals; outstanding scholarly writing skills; the ability to clearly articulate their educational and professional goals; and the capability to identify a prospective area of specialization and/or dissertation topic that is consistent with the program's mission and resources. [-]

Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. [+]

The Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS The PsyD Program at CIIS is unique. Located in the heart of San Francisco, ours was the first accredited university in North America to offer programs that connect the insights of Western psychology with Eastern spirituality. We continue today to present a dynamic clinical psychology curriculum that combines the latest scientific research with the world's great wisdom traditions. We believe that such a synthesis permits deep understanding of the human condition, as well as insight into the most effective ways of helping those in need. The PsyD Program is carefully designed to prepare students for practice-focused careers in clinical psychology. As a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), our practitioner-scholar training model provides broad and general education in clinical psychology that, in addition, integrates depth-psychological, societal, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of human experience into the curriculum. Full time students who enter the program with Regular Standing (those who enter with a BA) typically take three to four years to complete coursework. This is followed by the internship, which takes one year if it is a full-time internship (about forty hours a week), two years if it is a part-time internship (about twenty hours a week). The dissertation also follows coursework and, while it is possible to complete the dissertation in one year, students typically take two years to complete and write up their research. Realistically, a full time student admitted with Regular standing can expect to complete the degree in five to seven years, depending on their choice of internship and the nature of their dissertation project. Advanced - standing students (those who enter with a Master's degree in Psychology, or the equivalent) have the option of completing the program in four years, with three years of reduced-load coursework and concurrent dissertation work, followed by one year of internship. The majority of Advanced Standing students take four and a half to five years to complete the degree Our distinctive approach to clinical psychology training is guided by a vision of clinical practice that emphasizes a holistic and relational approach to the human condition. We teach students the value of open inquiry into self and other. At the center of this inquiry is the whole person who exists in relationship with other persons, with communities, with cultural meaning systems, and with nature. We believe that psychological suffering often has to do with the fracturing of these crucial relationships. Consistent with the visionary CIIS mission, we view the educational process itself as holistic and relational, and we aspire to “walk our talk” as a learning community – one that is creative and transformative on both personal and professional levels. Our course offerings reflect the broad-minded, integrative perspective pioneered at CIIS decades ago. Alan Watts, a leading figure in the transmission of Eastern spirituality to the West, described the American Academy of Asian Studies (which later became CIIS) as “one of the principal roots of what later came to be known, in the early sixties, as the San Francisco Renaissance." During that time, the Bay Area became synonymous with new currents in psychology that continue to transform the field. Like CIIS’s founders, our faculty and students continue to work at psychology’s cutting edge, in its deepest traditions, and toward the project of realizing our most profound human potentials. CIIS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WASC-SASC). The PsyD Program is a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Graduates of the PsyD program at CIIS are eligible for licensure as psychologists in California and many other states. The San Francisco Bay Area is at the forefront of change in psychology, especially at CIIS. We welcome you to come visit us and learn more about the CIIS/Bay Area psychology experience. Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program Licensure Graduates of the PsyD program at CIIS are eligible for licensure as psychologists in California and many other states. In fact, over the last five years, according to the EPPP published data, CIIS students scored higher on the national examination than graduates of any APA approved PsyD program in the Bay Area. Apply to the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program Emphasizing preparation for clinical practice this program combines rigorous scholarship, supervised clinical experience and practica and internships. PsyD students fulfill a diversity and identity competency requirement by taking three courses connecting clinical practice with culture and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and religion and spirituality. For field experience students can apply to over 90 community agencies, serving a diverse mix of clients. Additionally, they have access to the Institute's exciting array of public programs. Our training philosophy comprises four components: learning in a multicultural context, which integrates practica and classroom work a relational model of learning and training significant reflection on one's clinical practice broad range of scholarship Admission Requirements Admission Application Non-refundable $65 Application Fee Degree Requirement: An undergraduate degree (BA, BS, or the equivalent) from an accredited college or university in Psychology or 12 semester units/18 quarter units of Psychology course work Academic Prerequisites: 12 semester units/18 quarter units of Psychology course work including a Statistics course. Transcripts: Official transcripts from all accredited academic institutions attended within the United States. Transcripts must arrive in their official, sealed envelopes. Minimum GPA of 3.0 at the undergraduate degree-granting institution - for final 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of course work. Academic Writing Sample: A writing sample of eight to ten pages (typed, double-spaced) that demonstrates your capacity to think critically and reflectively and demonstrates graduate level writing abilities. A sample that uses outside sources must include proper citations. You may submit copies of previous work, such as a recent academic paper, article, or report that reflects scholarly abilities. Two Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation will be accepted from academic advisors, professors, professional supervisors, or someone able to attest to your maturity, motivation, and ability to undertake the work required for the PsyD Program. Recommenders should use standard business format and include full contact information-name, email, phone number, and mailing address. Goal Statement: A one-page (typed, double-spaced) statement of your educational and professional objectives. Autobiographical Statement: A four-to-six page (typed, double-spaced) self-reflective, lifespan autobiographical statement discussing your values, emotional and spiritual insights, aspirations, and life experiences that have led to the decision to apply to the PsyD program. International students and individuals who have studied at institutions outside the US and Canada may have additional requirements. Advanced Standing A limited number of Advanced Standing students who have completed an MA or MS degree in psychology (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.25 and completed 500 practicum hours may be admitted each year. Advanced Standing students complete a reduced number of units in a program that is designed on a case by case basis depending on prior graduate coursework. Students admitted with Advanced Standing must complete all required courses at CIIS or demonstrate prior completion through submission and review of syllabi from prior coursework. Spring Admission into the Psychology Doctoral Program Once accepted into the PsyD program, a limited number of students have the option to enroll in some courses for the spring or summer semester before their Fall semester begins. With the approval of the PsyD department, students can enroll in selected courses prior to commencement of the fall semester, later to join the fall cohort. Students who employ this option reduce the number of courses required during their first and/or second years of study. This option may provide greater latitude to curriculum planning for individual students. Students who begin to take classes in the spring or summer semesters are considered members of the student cohort that officially begins in the fall semester of the year that they are admitted and will move through the practicum sequence with that cohort. [-]

Ed.D. School Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Online Part time 3 years September 2017 USA Washington Chicago Los Angeles Irvine + 3 more

By covering a broad spectrum of circumstantial conditions as well as theory and base diagnoses, those who study in the Ed.D School Psychology program enter the workforce ready to enjoy and pursue a successful and rewarding career. [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Psychology in North America. School psychologists are professionals who help students, teachers, administrators, and parents of students overcome challenges pertaining to all aspects of educational development. The Ed.D. School Psychology program prepares graduates to enter the field ready to provide the coping skills and knowledge help people in a variety of difficult situations, including family disruptions, mental illnesses, and inadequate exposure to education. These challenges can arise as a result from illness, poor attendance, or something else related. By covering a broad spectrum of circumstantial conditions as well as theory and base diagnoses, those who study in the Ed.D School Psychology program enter the workforce ready to enjoy and pursue a successful and rewarding career. [-]

Accelerated Doctor of Psychoanalysis (Psya.D.) Degree

Boston Graduate School Of Psychoanalysis
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Boston

The accelerated Doctor of Psychoanalysis (Psya.D.) degree provides the opportunity for already certified psychoanalysts to earn a doctoral degree in psychoanalysis. Doctoral candidates study comparative approaches to clinical intervention and contemporary issues in psychoanalysis (such as recent developments in brain science) while conducting original doctoral research... [+]

Accelerated Doctor of Psychoanalysis (Psya.D.) Degree The accelerated Doctor of Psychoanalysis (Psya.D.) degree provides the opportunity for already certified psychoanalysts to earn a doctoral degree in psychoanalysis. Doctoral candidates study comparative approaches to clinical intervention and contemporary issues in psychoanalysis (such as recent developments in brain science) while conducting original doctoral research. To be eligible for admission, candidates will have earned a post-master's certificate in psychoanalysis. It is expected that applicants will have already earned the equivalent of at least 36 credits of post-master's psychoanalytic coursework, including psychopathology, psychoanalytic theory, developmental theory, dreams and symbolic processes, intervention, transference, countertransference, and resistance, as well as case seminars. Suitable applicants will also have significant psychoanalytic experience, will have received extensive psychoanalytic clinical supervision, and will have undergone a training analysis. Applicants submit a qualifying paper that provides evidence of the critical thinking, writing skills, and psychoanalytic understanding required to conduct doctoral research in psychoanalysis. The accelerated Psya.D. program can be completed over a two year period, one day per week, every other week, at the Boston campus (2-3 courses per semester), in addition to the completion of the dissertation. The program requires 37 credits, including 10 credits of research methods course work, 6 credits of case seminar, 11 credits of additional coursework in psychoanalysis, and 10 credits of directed research supervision as the student works on the dissertation. Degree requirements Completion of 37 credits of required and elective course work. Successful completion of the dissertation and oral defense to the faculty [-]

Doctor of Psychoanalysis Degree (Clinical Psychoanalysis)

Boston Graduate School Of Psychoanalysis
Campus Part time 6 - 8 years September 2017 USA Boston

BGSP is unique among both psychoanalytic training institutes and graduate schools in offering regionally accredited degrees in psychoanalysis, culminating in the Doctor of Psychoanalysis degree (Psya.D.). This program combines full training to become a psychoanalyst with academic and research studies leading to the doctorate. Psychoanalysts who have already been certified but would like to pursue the doctorate may... [+]

Top Part time PhD Programs in Psychology in North America. Doctor of Psychoanalysis Degree (Clinical Psychoanalysis) BGSP is unique among both psychoanalytic training institutes and graduate schools in offering regionally accredited degrees in psychoanalysis, culminating in the Doctor of Psychoanalysis degree (Psya.D.). This program combines full training to become a psychoanalyst with academic and research studies leading to the doctorate. Psychoanalysts who have already been certified but would like to pursue the doctorate may apply for the Accelerated Psya.D. Program. The Psya.D. program takes the psychoanalyst-in-training beyond the process of understanding how people develop their emotional and mental lives, into the realm of entering and intervening in the unconscious life of clients. The student explores the full range of character structures and psychopathology, integrating academic study with casework to understand patients’ repetitions, defenses, resistances, and symbolic communications. In clinical supervision, students learn to use the transference and countertransference responses to work constructively as analysts. Psychoanalytic research studies foster the student’s discipline to examine clinical data systematically, strengthening the process of making valid inferences from observations. Such work requires an investment not only of time and resources, but also of oneself. The journey for the analyst-in-training entails both the courage and commitment to develop a high level of emotional attunement, attainable only through the combination of seminars, self-examination in the training analysis, and intensive clinical supervision (all hallmarks of BGSP’s integrative approach to learning). Student Outcomes Graduates of the Psya.D. program are prepared to practice as psychoanalysts with a wide range of clients, as well as to teach, conduct psychoanalytic research, and apply their knowledge to a broad range of endeavors. Over the last five years, 92% of graduates from the Doctoral program report they are working in the field. Training Analysis Each student participates in a training analysis, working individually with an analyst throughout the program for a minimum of 450 hours of analysis. The training analysis is a cornerstone of the educational process for psychoanalysts. It deepens the student’s understanding of course material through personal experience and helps the student tolerate the feelings aroused by psychoanalytic study. It offers a fuller appreciation of one’s own emotional dynamics, increases the student’s access to all emotional states, and increases self-understanding, which is particularly critical for understanding others. Most importantly, the training analysis provides a space for the analyst-in-training to recognize how clients activate his or her own unconscious processes, in order to contain those reactions and use them productively, rather than acting them out. Course of Study The doctoral program is organized in two levels: Pre-Candidacy and Candidacy. Pre-Candidacy At the Pre-Candidacy level, students gain a psychoanalytic perspective on human development and clinical work. They learn about the development of the human psyche from infancy onward, study unconscious processes such as repetition, defenses, transference, resistance, and symbolism, and develop a psychoanalytic framework for understanding psychopathology across a wide range of diagnoses. Through the fieldwork externship, they also develop basic skills for establishing a therapeutic relationship with regressed or narcissistic clients. Throughout their studies, they observe emotional responses induced in themselves, and use these responses in order to understand others. The Master of Arts in Psychoanalysis and the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degrees fulfill all Pre-Candidacy requirements except the qualifying exam. Advanced Standing Students entering the doctoral program with a relevant prior master’s degree may customize an accelerated Pre-Candidacy program or enroll in the CAGS in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to avoid repeating coursework. Fieldwork Externship Students in Pre-Candidacy complete a three semester Fieldwork Externship, which provides direct contact with regressed patients in mental hospitals or comparable settings, giving students the opportunity to observe extremes of pathology at the earliest levels of fixation or regression. The fieldwork externship provides the opportunity to learn how to develop the basic skills in establishing a therapeutic relationship with clients in regressed states. It fosters an ability to read the client’s contacts, responses to stimulation, and symbolic communications while observing the emotional responses induced in oneself. These skills are basic to working with people at all levels of functioning. The experience culminates in a presentation of fieldwork cases and completion of a case study paper. Advancing to Candidacy After completing all Pre-Candidacy requirements, students apply to advance to Candidacy. Progressing from Pre-Candidacy to Candidacy requires an accredited Master’s degree; successful completion of Pre-Candidacy coursework, the fieldwork externship and case study paper; and an acceptable qualifying exam. Candidacy During Candidacy, students explore advanced psychoanalytic theories from a range of perspectives, including those of Freud, Klein, Bion, Spotnitz, the theorists who followed them, and a range of other contemporary psychoanalysts. The candidate begins working analytically with patients in the Therapy Center under intensive supervision. Advanced clinical seminars on resistance analysis, transference and countertransference, symbolism, and theory of technique inform candidates’ work with patients. Courses in psychoanalytic research hone candidates’ skills in systematic observation and inference and facilitate the student’s work on the dissertation. Therapy Center Internship Once accepted to Candidacy, students apply to begin their Therapy Center Internship. During the internship, students work with three or more analytic cases (at least weekly) under supervision for the duration of Candidacy (minimally three years). Candidates enroll in the clinical seminar appropriate to their level of training, beginning with Case Management and progressing through advanced psychoanalytic seminars. Initially, students engage in group supervision; they then choose individual control supervisors, one of whom covers only the primary control case. (A “control case” is the term used for a case studied under close supervision.) Candidates present their work with cases to the clinical faculty at two points during training: once after 25 hours of control supervision, for the Clinical Case Review, and again at the end of their studies, for the Final Clinical Presentation. The Clinical Case Review is a time for the candidate to gain feedback on clinical work, including case formulations, patient dynamics, and countertransference resistances, in order to work more productively towards the Final Clinical Presentation. This phase of the program takes from three to six years depending on the pace at which the student develops a caseload and progresses in meeting clinical and academic requirements. Research Psychoanalysts study the unconscious level of mental functioning through making valid inferences from the stream of verbal and behavioral responses comprising human behavior, whether individually or in groups. Psychoanalytic research projects address a question about underlying motivation and conflict, about what leads to change in psychic functioning, about resistances to change, and a variety of other questions of interest both clinically and theoretically. In working with a patient, the analyst has the opportunity to make multiple observations over time under similar conditions while intruding minimally into the patient’s presentation of their experience and conflicts. Each case may be an in depth study, in itself contributing to the knowledge base on a particular pathology or character structure. Alternatively, the researcher may be interested in particular clinical phenomena best studied with a group of cases, e.g., somatization, phobias, eating disorders, or may undertake studies of particular interventions, e.g., group work with a particular diagnosis, or interpretation versus reflective techniques. The doctoral research curriculum includes courses in qualitative research methods, psychoanalytic research, inference making, and proposal development as well as individual research advisement with experienced clinical researchers. The curriculum helps the student identify an area of interest, review relevant literature, design a viable study, and use his or her academic, clinical and research training to formulate a question and make valid inferences from data. The dissertation is an original research project making a contribution to the field or applying psychoanalytic concepts or technique to understand something in a related field. A three-person dissertation committee guides the student through all phases of the project, culminating in the dissertation and the presentation to the faculty in the dissertation defense. Recent doctoral research projects include a study of children’s unconscious resistances to learning a second language, a textual analysis study of regression and its relationship to progression in analysis, a study of the effects of trauma on Cambodian refugees escaping genocide, a single case study of the development of mentation in a psychotic child, and a study of fantasies related to analysis in a second and primary language. Degree requirements Conferral of the Doctor of Psychoanalysis degree requires: Completion of an accredited Master’s degree Satisfactory completion of Pre-Candidacy and Candidacy coursework Satisfactory completion of the fieldwork externship, case presentation, and written case study Successful completion of the qualifying exam 450 hours of training analysis, of which 150 may be group analysis 200 hours of supervision with at least three supervisors (at least 50 hours are completed with each of two different supervisors) Analysis of three psychoanalytic cases over time Satisfactory presentation of cases for Clinical Case Review after 25 hours of control supervision, demonstrating understanding of cases and current resistances including countertransference resistance Final case presentation to the faculty demonstrating understanding of the case as well as use of self as a therapeutic personality Completion of a doctoral dissertation: a well-executed original research project demonstrating mastery of psychoanalytic concepts, a body of literature, research methodology and valid inference making Successful oral presentation of doctoral dissertation to the doctoral faculty. Because of the emotional growth inherent in learning to analyze patients, becoming a psychoanalyst takes more than a checklist of requirements, and every candidate’s progression will be unique. On a full-time basis, students take at least six years to graduate, but developing a robust caseload of psychoanalytic training cases can take more time. Almost all candidates reduce their studies to part-time status for one period of time or another, either to accommodate the rest of their lives, or to allow for a period of integration and analysis before proceeding onto additional work, such as completion of the dissertation. Therefore, a more typical time to completion is about 8 years. [-]

Online Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology

Touro University Worldwide
Online Part time September 2017 USA Los Alamitos

Distinguish yourself among your peers and competitors as an industry thought leader and engage in a deeper, more profound way of learning by earning a PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology from Touro University Worldwide (TUW). Organizational psychology is a... [+]

Online Doctor of Psychology in Human and Organizational Psychology Distinguish yourself among your peers and competitors as an industry thought leader and engage in a deeper, more profound way of learning by earning a PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology from Touro University Worldwide (TUW). Organizational psychology is a growing field. Employers are constantly looking to gain a better understand of what motivates their workforce in order to increase productivity, profitability and lower turnover. TUW’s doctoral program helps to promote a greater understanding and more effective implementation of psychology in the workplace. Program Benefit TUW’s doctoral program is designed to provide: Professionals with the skills and tools necessary to design evidence-based solutions in their professional field. A doctoral-level academic environment that includes faculty research guidance, technology and learning opportunities. A support system dedicated to student success at the doctoral level. Tuition Information TUW’s tuition for the PsyD is $700 per semester credit unit. Your employer may offer a tuition assistance program so speak with your human resource representative to find out if financial support is available to you. A TUW Tuition Assistance Counselors is available to you in order to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs. Program Requirements TUW’s online doctoral degree gives the student the ability to focus their studies into three distinct concentrations, allowing you to translate theory into critical practice, including the following: Individual change and development Organizational change and development Leadership and innovation Each student will work with a faculty mentor to personalize their academic journey for greater outcomes. Your specialization will help you focus your research activities and allow for skill development that helps you conduct applied research resulting in real-world solutions. Doctoral students can develop a research portfolio or a dissertation as the culmination of their doctoral degree. These final projects must be approved by your TUW faculty mentor and should demonstrate your ability to use research and investigative methods to apply what you have learned in the program to real-world settings. Admissions Requirements Students seeking enrollment into TUW’s online PsyD in Human and Organizational Psychology program must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission: Hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution; international master’s degree students must see “international student admissions” in the catalog. Cumulative GPA of 3.4 in an accredited master’s program Provide an official transcript Students who meet the above criteria will be required to complete the following steps to be admitted and enrolled: Submit an application. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the U.S. must have their transcripts translated and evaluated (see Foreign Credit for additional information.) Submit two letters of recommendation, including one from a previous instructor or someone familiar with the prospective student’s academic work; and a professional reference from someone who has supervised the prospective student in a work environment. Submit a Doctoral Entrance Essay, which will serve as the initial component of the student’s research portfolio. The entrance essay should be a narrative presenting the candidate’s: Biography Career plan Goals in pursuing the doctorate at TUW The Doctoral Admissions Committee will evaluate the essay and seek the following components: Motivation, maturity of judgment and creativity. Evidence of a sound personal agenda that includes achievable personal and professional objectives. Awareness of intellectual strengths as well as skills needing development. Awareness of program requirements. Proficiency with standard written English, including the ability to express concepts and communicate meaning in concise writing. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Northcentral University (NCU)
Online Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The PhD in Psychology degree program at Northcentral University was designed in response to growing interest in the field and the need for more advanced educational opportunities in psychology. In [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

 

The PhD in Psychology degree program at Northcentral University was designed in response to growing interest in the field and the need for more advanced educational opportunities in psychology. In this program, you will hone your critical thinking skills, expand your knowledge base in psychology to evaluate individual, social, organization and global problems, and learn and practice research methods as you transition from doctoral student to independent scholar.

 

PURPOSE: Provide a PhD program that will prepare you to excel in your profession by facilitating personal growth, the development of knowledge and skills, awareness and respect for diversity, and the ability to make meaningful contributions as a psychologist in your local and global communities.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies

Northcentral University (NCU)
Online Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The Gender Diversity Studies specialization is an excellent option if you want to further examine the social, cultural and biological foundations of human sexuality, gender and sexual orientation. It is [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Gender Diversity Studies

 

The Gender Diversity Studies specialization is an excellent option if you want to further examine the social, cultural and biological foundations of human sexuality, gender and sexual orientation. It is absolutely critical that mental health providers and educators exhibit sensitivity to the myriad of issues, challenges and changes in our current understanding of mental health, gender and healthy sexuality. In this specialization, you will gain expertise in theory and research skills and develop ways to apply your learning about gender diversity in your own community. You will expand your breadth of knowledge as a mental health caregiver, and prepare to serve as a researcher, educator or consultant in this extremely important field after you graduate.... [-]


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - General Psychology

Northcentral University (NCU)
Online Part time Open Enrollment USA Prescott

The General Psychology specialization gives you the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for diversity as you work to [+]

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - General Psychology 

 

The General Psychology specialization gives you the opportunity to develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research and critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for diversity as you work to apply principles of psychology and conduct research related to your area of interest. You will develop a strong core of psychological knowledge, including expertise in the biological and social bases for behavior, the fascinating process of human development, the amazing history of psychology and its impact on today’s culture, and the role of ethics and diversity training in psychology. You will further develop your understanding of psychological principles and learn how to apply them to personal, social and global issues. You will also further develop your scholarly communication skills in order to successfully convey your knowledge to the professional community and to society at large. As a graduate, you will be prepared to follow a number of career options in research and education in both the public and the private sector in setting such as schools, hospitals, clinics, research centers, business and part of health care teams.... [-]


Ph.D in Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology)

Biola University
Campus Part time 4 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

Normally, four years of residency are required unless transfer of credit is brought in and advanced standing granted. While the doctorate is not awarded simply or completion of stated course work, there are basic unit requirements for the degree (133 semester hours). [+]

Ph.D in Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology)

Normally, four years of residency are required unless transfer of credit is brought in and advanced standing granted.  While the doctorate is not awarded simply or completion of stated course work, there are basic unit requirements for the degree (133 semester hours).  Each student has a faculty advisor who assists in the planning of each semester's schedule of courses and supervises the student's progress in the program. 

Psychology: Psy.D. students must complete a minimum of 76 semester hours of psychology.  These 76 units must include 46 required psychology units, 18 units of practicum and 12 units of elective psychology courses.  Students may apply up to 6 units of graduate coursework from the School of Intercultural Studies toward the total psychology hours requirement.... [-]