Doctor of Psychology The Wright Institute
The Wright Institute's PsyD curriculum is carefully designed to acquire progressively more sophisticated knowledge and clinical capabilities systematically. This developmental approach to learning builds on a solid foundation of research, assessment techniques, and theoretical knowledge. The orientation in all cases is toward applying what students have learned to the clinical realm.
This innovative PsyD program immerses students in the broad body of psychological science and asks them to think critically while using subjective and objective sources of knowledge in their clinical work. The PsyD curriculum at the Wright Institute emphasizes the interdependence of observer and observed clinician and client. Throughout the PsyD coursework, from the study of lifespan development, research, and psychological testing to the clinical process, even the learning process itself – the student is asked to sharpen her/his awareness of the complex system of interpersonal forces play in the clinical setting.
The Wright Institute PsyD curriculum continues the school's long tradition of rigorous, in-depth clinical education. Students get broad exposure to both theory and research. Respect for a wide range of theoretical approaches is highly valued at the Wright Institute; faculty have special strengths in the areas of contemporary psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural, family systems, social justice, brief treatment, and relational approaches. They believe that theory and research are intimately interrelated elements that are most useful to the practitioner when taught in a clinically relevant way.