Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology in Massachusetts in USA

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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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Accelerated Doctor of Psychoanalysis (Psya.D.) Degree

Boston Graduate School Of Psychoanalysis
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 USA Boston Brookline Livingston New York + 3 more

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... [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Psychology in Massachusetts in USA. 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... [-]

Doctor of Psychoanalysis Degree (Clinical Psychoanalysis)

Boston Graduate School Of Psychoanalysis
Campus Full time Part time 6 - 8 years September 2017 USA Boston Brookline Livingston New York + 4 more

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... [+]

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,... [-]