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Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD

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
Lata.McGinn@einstein.yu.edu
646.592.4394
 

Recent News

Faculty members, current students, and alumni of the clinical psychology program have achieved outstanding accomplishments recently. Click here to read more on our News and Events page.

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Dr. Lata K. McGinn was awarded the “Outstanding Service to ABCT” award by the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2020. Click here to read more about it.

Drs. Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, Vera Békés, and Dr. Tracy Prout along with Ferkauf students Kathryn Whistler, Thomas Kui and Isabelle Christman-Cohen along with collaborators, published “Identifying Predictors of Psychological Distress During COVID-19: A Machine Learning Approach” in Frontiers in Psychology in November 2020. Read more about it here.

Dr. Vera Békés was appointed in Fall 2020  to serve as Associate Editor of Trauma Psychology News, published by APA Trauma Psychology (Division 56), from 2021-2024.

The Clinical Psychology Program is committed to providing a supportive, student-centered training environment to ensure that students are able to smoothly navigate their graduate experience. There are a variety of formal structures and processes in place to guide students as they proceed through the program, including one-on-one academic advisement, clinical advisement (assessment and therapy), and research advisement. Students also receive one-on-one and group mentorship from senior students. The director of externship and internship training also provides extensive guidance and mentorship (one-on-one and in a weekly professional seminar) on externship and internship placement and training. Finally, the program director oversees the advisement and mentorship process and also offers one-on-one advisement to students and the clinical program provides a number of ways for students to become involved and provide feedback including class representative, the Organization of Psychology Students (OPS), and teaching assistant positions. Read more about these opportunities.

Recent News

Faculty members, current students, and alumni of the clinical psychology program have achieved outstanding accomplishments recently. Click here to read more on our News and Events page.

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Dr. Lata K. McGinn was awarded the “Outstanding Service to ABCT” award by the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in November 2020. Click here to read more about it.

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Drs. Katie Aafjes-van Doorn, Vera Békés, and Dr. Tracy Prout along with Ferkauf students Kathryn Whistler, Thomas Kui and Isabelle Christman-Cohen along with collaborators, published “Identifying Predictors of Psychological Distress During COVID-19: A Machine Learning Approach” in Frontiers in Psychology in November 2020. Read more about it here.

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Dr. Vera Békés was appointed in Fall 2020  to serve as Associate Editor of Trauma Psychology News, published by APA Trauma Psychology (Division 56), from 2021-2024.