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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

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.

Dr. Aaron Beck giving lecture to Dr. Lata McGinn's students
Advanced Psychodynamic students with Dr. Edgar Levenson

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 about our applicants

Program Statistics

Find the latest figures about Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data (PDF) for our program, including internship statistics and licensure data. Ferkauf's Clinical PsyD. Program had a 95% match rate in 2018 and students were matched at top sites. Learn more about 2018's match results.

Lata McGinn, Ph.D.’s NIH grant funded randomized controlled trial was published in the Journal of Cognitive Therapy and Research. Click here to read more on our News and Events page.

Leanne Quigley, Ph.D. just got funded as PI for a multi–center project grant by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR; $409,276 CAN over 3 years) to study Cognitive Control and Vulnerability to Major Depressive Disorder. CIHR is the equivalent of the NIH in Canada.

Dr. Shelby F. Harris ’06 has just published The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia: Get a good night’s sleep without relying on medication (W.W. Norton Press, release date 7/2/19). Based on her expertise in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, the book is a roadmap for women who experience anything from occasional bad nights to chronic insomnia. It outlines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in simple, relatable terms to help women retrain their bodies and minds for a good night’s sleep.