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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; 114 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

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.

Faculty Positions

The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Clinical Psychology. Read more about the positions, application procedures, and the clinical program (PDF). 

Program Statistics

Find the latest figures (PDF) for our program, including internship statistics and licensure data.

The Clinical Program Welcomes Dr. Anna Van Meter
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 Anna Van Meter, Ph.D. received her doctorate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her clinical internship at University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. Dr. Van Meter is engaged in research on the classification and assessment of bipolar spectrum disorders, with a special focus on cyclothymic disorder. Read more about Dr. Van Meter

Grant Awarded to the Clinical PsyD Program

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology’s Clinical PsyD Program was awarded a grant for $470,782 by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The Clinical PsyD Program, in collaboration with Bronx Psychiatric Center (BPC), will use this grant to support three years of pre-doctoral internship training. Read more about this exciting opportunity; Read the official university press release 

 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.  2013 ABCT convention
(Clinical students at the 47th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies in Nashville, TN)

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