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Clinical Psychology Program

Students have been receiving doctoral training at the Clinical Program at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology for more than 50 years. The program (PsyD) was established in 1979 and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1985.

Our mission is to provide students with doctoral-level training in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology, to enable them to become knowledgeable and thoughtful academic scholars, and to train them intensively in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the scientific foundations of psychology, applied theories, field training, and practical experiences within a wide range of psychological services.

The Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD (five-year program; 116 credits), provides students with the knowledge and skills to assume the role of professional psychologist in diverse settings. The program provides a full-time sequence of training that consists of four years of coursework, practica, and supervised experiences, culminating a full-time internship in the fifth year.

Program Director
Lata K. McGinn

Student-Centered Training

The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program is committed to providing a supportive training environment. Formal structures and processes are in place to guide students as they proceed through the program and to provide opportunities for engagement, including advisement for clinical placements, research advisement, teaching assistant positions and more. Read more about these opportunities.

Founder of Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Aaron T. Beck gave a lecture to Dr. Lata McGinn' s students on Sunday, May 31, 2015. Students



Dr. Shelly Goldklank's Advanced Psychodynamic students visited Dr. Edgar Levenson, winner of the Sigourney Award for significant advances in Psychoanalysis. The students went to Dr. Levenson's practice office where they discussed his game-changing theory in Interpersonal Psychoanalysis.



Study Alongside Tomorrow's Leaders
There are now more than 600 alumni of the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, and the program has an ever-increasing number of applications. Read more

Program Statistics 
Find the latest figures about Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data for our program, including internship statistics and licensure data. Ferkauf's Clinical PsyD. Program had a 100% match rate in 2016, a first in the school's history. This is compared to the national rate of 87%. Learn more about 2016's match results.

Ferkauf Faculty Receives Recognition

Various faculty members have been recognized in the psychological community. Shelly Goldklank, Ph.D., is the Founding Director of Couples Therapy Training and Education at William Alanson White training program. Michael Wheaton, Ph.D., presented in a research roundtable at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Philadelphia, where he discussed new research findings on vulnerability factors for hoarding disorder. Anna Van Meter, Ph.D., was selected for the Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, which is intended to train “the next generation of researchers” in the theoretical perspectives and methodology of mind-brain science.