Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology

Compare 28 PhD Programs in Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology

A PhD is a highly sought-after degree that students wish to pursue after graduate school. For many students, this degree is required to earn employment in a specific field. For others, it is the first step towards becoming a leading authority in their chosen area of study.

What is a PhD in Clinical Psychology? A PhD in Clinical Psychology expands a student’s understanding of core psychological topics, especially in regard to a clinical setting. It prepares students to work in a wide variety of settings, such as private practices, hospitals, and universities. During this program, courses in human behavior, mental disorders, and neurological functioning are included. It is also common for students to publish academic articles in research journals and magazines while pursuing a PhD.

There are many benefits of earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Firstly, students increase their breadth of knowledge and gain deeper insight into the problems and mysteries of the human mind. This degree also gives students an opportunity to get higher-paying jobs in a wider variety of industries.

The cost of earning one of these degrees varies from institution to institution, and program to program. PhDs from more elite private institutions typically cost more. The length of the particular program also greatly influences cost.

There are many career paths for individuals choosing to earn this degree. This psychology degree prepares you to find a job in a medical setting. Many people decide to become therapists and work in hospitals or other medical establishments. Those hoping for more independence may choose to open their own practices and dispense advice to patients on their own. More intellectual individuals may choose to pursue careers as professors at colleges and universities.

Earning a PhD is a great way to prepare for the future and expand your professional horizons at the same time. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Program at CIIS

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

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. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. 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... [-]

PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Walden University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online Minneapolis + 2 more

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. [+]

Walden University’s PhD in Psychology program combines rigorous academics and original research so that you can achieve the highest level of expertise in theories and best practices in psychology. This 100% online program follows a scholar-practitioner model that encourages you to integrate scholarly research with your practical knowledge. 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 as a practitioner, professor, consultant, or researcher for government, nonprofit, and private organizations.

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Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner–Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and course work in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Master’s-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. William Paterson University in New Jersey invites you to meet with  Amo- Augustus Kubeyinje, Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services during our 2017 Africa Recruitment Tour. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate degree program. Ask about available scholarship  opportunities. Abuja, Nigeria - Date:  September 22nd 2017 Lagos, Nigeria - Date:  September 26th and 27th Accra, Ghana - Date: September 28th Kumasi, Ghana - Date: September 30th Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Date:  October 1st  and 2nd Kigali, Rwanda - Date:  October 3rd Nairobi, Kenya - Date:  October 5th  and 6th Harare, Zimbabwe - Date:  October 7th Johannesburg, South Africa - Date: October 9th and 10th Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner–Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and course work in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Master’s-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. Graduates of the doctoral program can pursue clinical and research positions in the public and private sectors. Students who want to become a psychologist must successfully complete Doctoral-level training; pass a national examination,... [-]

Official Doctoral Program In Psychological Development, Learning And Health

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2017 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

The Doctoral Program in Psychological Development, Learning and Health allows professionals in these fields to better understand research and the latest advances. These studies allow to improve the clinical, educational and research activity of graduates in Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychopedagogy, Primary or Secondary School Teacher and other degrees related to education and health sciences. [+]

Introduction This PhD program is interuniversity and involves researchers from the universities of A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela. In their teams are also integrated researchers from the universities of Barcelona, ​​Oviedo and Valencia, as well as the Institute Xerontolóxico Matia (INGEMA). The program welcomes more than 30 researchers and is organized around two lines of research: Line A Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology Line B Health psychology. The main objective of the program is to develop research skills in the fields related to the two proposed lines of research and the teams that comprise them (eg database management and document review, planning and implementation of experimental designs, psychological evaluation And collection of information, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, writing and defense of scientific reports and multidisciplinary teamwork in national and international groups). Why study the degree The Programme Doctorate in Psychological Development, Learning and Health Allows professionals in these fields to better understand the research and the latest advances. These studies allow to improve the clinical, educational and research activity of graduates in Psychology, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychopedagogy, Primary or Secondary School Teacher and other degrees related to education and health sciences. What is learned Line A brings together five research teams that focus their research activity on: The acquisition of language and the evaluation and intervention of their disorders; The improvement of learning processes, the evaluation of their difficulties and the psychological intervention in the specific educational needs that derive from them; The factors that condition... [-]

PhD in Psychology

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, work-life balance, and human-computer interaction, etc. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. PhD in Psychology Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Teaching and research in the Department of Applied Psychology cover many exciting areas, including occupational health psychology, positive psychology, applied social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, cognitive psychology, and human-computer interaction, etc. Members of staff have internationally recognised expertise in the areas of: Occupational health psychology (occupational stress, work-life balance, psychology of safety, job insecurity) Positive psychology (positive emotion, positive leadership, psychological capital including resilience, self-efficacy, optimism and hope.) Cross-cultural psychology Applied social psychology Interpersonal communication Human error, human-computer interaction Human cognition Sensation and perception Application Methods Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programme in two ways as follows: 1. Apply for PhD Programmes via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) ... [-]

Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PSYD)

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities. [+]

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities.

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Stressing clinical practice, USF's PsyD program prepares doctoral students to work as health service psychologists in a variety of community health settings. Graduates will be proficient in the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of integrated, behavioral health interventions while sensitive to contextual, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic environments of individuals and communities. Licensure and Accreditation The USF PsyD Program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has Associate Member status in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Graduates of the PsyD program at USF are eligible for licensure in California (and other states) as psychologists. Program Details The USF PsyD program's mission is to offer a rigorous program of study based in Jesuit values that emphasizes clinical and scholarly work with underserved populations and focuses on training culturally responsive health service psychologists to work in interprofessional, integrated behavioral health settings. PROGRAM FEATURES & DELIVERY The program consists of four years of academic study, including three years of practica (1500-2000 hours), a professional project, and a fifth year internship (1500-2000 hours applied toward licensure), typically completed at another institution. The level of complexity and the number of hours of practica increases each year. Each practicum placement takes place in the community and includes a course... [-]

PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Pacifica Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA Carpinteria Santa Barbara + 1 more

The Psy.D. Program’s mission is to prepare clinical psychologists who bring depth psychological approaches to working with diverse communities as well as community mental health values into depth psychology work. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. PsyD in Clinical Psychology Classes begin early October The Psy.D. Program’s mission is to prepare clinical psychologists who bring depth psychological approaches to working with diverse communities as well as community mental health values into depth psychology work. Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology What is the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology? The Psy.D. degree program embraces a practitioner-scholar model where the emphasis is on the practical application of theoretical material to specific settings in which psychologists work. Those with Psy.D. degrees most often work in community-based agency settings, in private practice, in integrative health care settings, organizational settings, health service, and as faculty in professional psychology programs. A Psy.D. education stresses self-reflective practice along with interpersonal skills and the capacity to engage with others in interprofessional frameworks. Clinical skills, projective and objective assessment, and treatment are the main application areas in addition to theory and research. Both foundational and functional knowledge are focused on. At Pacifica Graduate Institute, in addition to providing the broad and general educational context that is required in the field of psychology, depth psychology is honored for its long life of clinical effectiveness, its relational focus, and its value on expanded understandings of developmental complexity, self-organization, and individual and collective consciousness. What is Depth Psychology? Depth psychological approaches are among the oldest forms of psychotherapy in the world and there is a current resurgence of interest in and validation for depth psychology, particularly in the context of interpersonal neurobiology, with practioner/researchers such as Allan... [-]

PhD in Psychology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Psychology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of psychology. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Psychology is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of psychology. A PhD in Psychology is a pure science based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialisation. The PhD in Psychology demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form. [-]

Doctorate In Psychology

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The program of Doctorate in Psychology by the ULL has the purpose of training doctors in different fields of psychology. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. The Doctoral program in psychology By the ULL has the purpose of training doctors in different fields of psychology. Through the doctoral program, students will be able to obtain theoretical, technical and practical knowledge necessary for advanced research in four main areas: Clinical and Health Psychology, Neuroscience of Cognition and Emotions, Language Psychology, Education and Methodology, and Family, Social and Community Intervention and Mediation. Competencies Basic skills CB11 - Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of skills and research methods related to the field. CB12 - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation. CB13 - Ability to contribute to expanding the frontiers of knowledge through original research. CB14 - Ability to perform critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas. CB15 - Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their areas of expertise in the ways and languages ​​commonly used in the international scientific community. CB16 - Ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society. Skills and Personal Skills CA01 - Navigating our contexts in which there is little specific information. CA02 - Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem. CA03 - To design, create, develop and launch new and innovative projects in its field of knowledge. CA04 - Work in both equipment and autonomously in an... [-]

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology

Adler School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago Canada Vancouver + 1 more

In the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program, you’ll prepare for the general practice of clinical psychology with an emphasis on socially responsible practice. The program follows [+]

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical PsychologyIn the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program, you’ll prepare for the general practice of clinical psychology with an emphasis on socially responsible practice. The program follows the scholar-practitioner model of training and education developed by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. The model seeks to develop knowledge, skills, and values in seven core competency areas:

    1.    Relationship

    2.    Assessment

    3.    Intervention

    4.    Research and evaluation

    5.    Consultation and education

    6.    Management and supervision... [-]


Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology

University of Minho - School of Psychology
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology at the University of Minho focuses on the study of the basic mechanisms of behavior and cognition. The program’s strengths rest on the distinguished history of the School of Psychology of the University of Minho and, in particular, of its Basic Psychology Department. This is the only department in the country exclusively dedicated to the investigation and teaching of fundamental psychological processes. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. The Ph.D. Program in Basic Psychology at the University of Minho focuses on the study of the basic mechanisms of behavior and cognition. The program’s strengths rest on the distinguished history of the School of Psychology of the University of Minho and, in particular, of its Basic Psychology Department. This is the only department in the country exclusively dedicated to the investigation and teaching of fundamental psychological processes. The Ph.D. Program is designed for applicants with a strong interest in research and with a solid training in the scientific bases of Psychology and/or related areas, such as Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, and Mathematics. The early student immersion in the research activities of cutting-edge laboratories, and individually tailored course requirements are the two distinctive features of the Ph.D. Program. Research activities are mainly carried out throughout the 6 semesters in the four laboratories that support the program: the Human Cognition Laboratory, the Animal Learning and Behavior Laboratory, the Neuropsychophysiology Laboratory and the Laboratory of Visualization and Perception. Courses, conferences, and meetings are held in English. [-]

PhD in Medical Psychology and Psychopathology

Charles University First Faculty of Medicine
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. [+]

Doctoral study PROGRAMME "Medical Psychology and Psychopathology" is engaged in basic and applied research in biopsychosocial relationships. The proposed study opens up possibilities for interdisciplinary doctoral education not only for medical schools graduates, as well as graduates of psychology and some other related fields. This field of study CONTINUES the rich tradition of teaching psychological and psychiatric sciences at the 1st Medical Faculty. The teaching of psychiatry was started in German in 1841 followed by English in 1886. The very first habilitation in psychiatry in Austria-Hungary took place at our clinic (doc. Riedel). As the first in the Czech lands was here, in 1911, set up an experimental psychological laboratory and in the same year the teaching of medical psychology (Professor Mihajlo Rostohar) started here also. Specialized department of addictology ("Apollinaire"), was institutionalized in 1947 and this area was richly covered by prof. Vladimír Vondráček's publications. Focus on the biopsychosocial paradigm of the modern medicine (enriched by ecological, environmental dimension) in terms of its theoretical basis reflects the current state of knowledge achieved in modern science in existing developed societies. The theoretical basis of cognitive systems theory of psychological disciplines (developmental psychology, personality psychology, etc.), but even applied fields, in particular, clinical and medical psychology. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences then represent a body of scientific disciplines concerned with understanding the human psyche and behavior. This approach not only psychological but also genetical, biochemical or physiological and their mutual interaction. What is important is the possibility of using these latest findings... [-]

Doctorate in Behavioural Health & Psychoanalysis

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS
Campus Part time September 2017 Dominica Portsmouth

The Faculty of Behavioural Health provides accredited, recognized and affordable doctoral degrees and master's degrees for behavioural health professionals who desire to expand their personal and professional development. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. The Faculty of Behavioural Health provides accredited, recognized and affordable doctoral degrees and master's degrees for behavioural health professionals who desire to expand their personal and professional development. Our programmes offer candidates the opportunity to enhance their educational pursuits on a part or full-time basis by: - Exploring current trends, philosophies, practices and methodologies; - Promoting interaction with other mental health professionals and educators; - Affording candidates the opportunity to formally focus on their specific area(s) of interest. Candidates who have successfully completed our doctoral programme enjoy the recognition, as well as the acquired knowledge needed to meet their professional goals and better serve their clients, organisations and communities. PSYCHOALANYSIS Since 1979 International University for Graduate Studies (IUGS) has been conferring doctorates in psychoanalysis. The results have been career enhancement, personal satisfaction and increased professional abilities for the recipients of the doctoral degrees. The doctoral programmes, the PhD and the D.Psychoan, are offered to candidates who have an appropriate professional background. The Psychoanalysis Programme has been established for professionals who use psychoanalysis as an important therapeutic approach. Graduates have contributed by teaching, research and publishing as well as in their therapeutic practices, including university teaching and involvement with International Psychoanalytic Institutes including the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. IUGS accepts courses from approved Psychoanalytic Institutes. Students who graduate from an approved accredited graduate Institute will have met the requirements for the sixty-six (66) course credits in transfer. Students may enter the Doctoral Programme before... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Transpersonal Psychology

Sofia University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Palo Alto

Our program combines experiential learning with serious academic inquiry and our graduates become transpersonal scholars, transpersonally-oriented therapists and healers, transformative educators, and change agents in various social and organizational contexts. [+]

If you are a self-motivated learner who grapples with the challenges of our time and seeks to make positive change in the world, this program is for you. Our program combines experiential learning with serious academic inquiry and our graduates become transpersonal scholars, transpersonally-oriented therapists and healers, transformative educators, and change agents in various social and organizational contexts. Coursework includes intensive inquiry in transpersonal philosophy, theory and research; a research methods sequence that prepares students for dissertation work on a chosen topic; and integrative and transformational educational experiences of community-building and applied learning through retreats and a community praxis sequence. This on-campus program provides the container for you to be a part of a diverse learning community. Our program offers five concentrations: Consciousness and Creativity Studies Behavioral Science Ecopsychology Somatic Psychology Research Methods in Psychology Members of our faculty publish in diverse areas of inquiry including exceptional human experiences, consciousness studies, creativity, comparative religions, and the interface of cultural studies and transpersonal psychology. Our distinctive balance of scholarly study, experiential learning, and professional development supports the work of bringing transformational concepts and practices into the world in a manner that promotes personal growth, social change, and healing in a variety of settings. What does this prepare you for? Students who complete their doctorate in transpersonal psychology go on to various professional endeavors. Those with prior professional lives often incorporate transpersonal principles into an existing practice. Along with a chosen specialization, many graduates develop a new calling after completion of the... [-]

PhD in Experimental Psychology

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Turkey Balçova

The main goal of the doctoral training in Experimental Psychology is to provide students with a more elaborate and deeper understanding of human psychology through theoretical and empirical endeavor in core areas of psychological science such as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, cognition, learning, memory, sensation and perception, biopsychology, electrophysiology, research methodology, statistics, computer programming and brain imaging. [+]

PhDs in Clinical Psychology. The main goal of the doctoral training in Experimental Psychology is to provide students with a more elaborate and deeper understanding of human psychology through theoretical and empirical endeavor in core areas of psychological science such as behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, cognition, learning, memory, sensation and perception, biopsychology, electrophysiology, research methodology, statistics, computer programming and brain imaging. Throughout their graduate study, students will be expected to be actively involved in research. This includes completing a doctoral dissertation. Because of the commitment of the faculty in the experimental psychology program to collaborative, cross-disciplinary research, students often engage in research partnerships with faculty and students outside of their own areas of specialization. The Ph.D. program typically requires eight semesters to complete. The great majority of our graduates take positions in academic settings, ranging from universities to research settings to both public and industrial environments. Courses PSY 601 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology PSY 603 Advanced Neuroscience PSY 602 Advanced Research Methods in Psychology PSY 695 Seminar PSY 697 Individual Study PSY 698 Dissertation Proposal PSY 699 Dissertation Elective Courses PSY 501 Computer-Aided Quantitative Methods in Psychology I PSY 502 Computer-Aided Quantitative Methods in Psychology II PSY 503 Learning: Experimental Analysis of Behavior PSY 504 Advanced Cognitive Psychology PSY 505 Advanced Studies in Physiological Psychology PSY 551 Evolutionary Bases of Learning and Cognition PSY 552 Structural Equation Modeling PSY 553 Computer Based Experimentation in Psychology PSY 604 Computer Programming for Behavioral Research PSY 605 Cognitive Neuroscience PSY 606 Functional... [-]