Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Using the local clinical scientist model, the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology trains professionals to provide clinical services and to implement and evaluate innovative treatment programs. This program is normally accomplished in five years and requires the completion of at least 258 units. In the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, students are awarded a Master of Arts in Psychology after completing 88 selected units. Students can also earn the Master of Arts in Christian Leadership after completing 72 units of selected theology (64 of which are required for the PsyD degree). Course work is divided into the following categories:

General Psychology: 36 units
Research: at least 10 units
Integration: 20 units
Clinical Psychology: 42 units
Field Training: 86 units
Theology: 44 units (minimum)

Fuller places a high emphasis on field training. Eight local community programs are operated by Fuller’s Psychological Center and students gain supervised training in these programs and through a variety of placements in the Greater Los Angeles area. Two years of practica, one year of clerkship (to develop assessment skills), and a final one-year internship are integral to the program.

The PsyD program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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