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Clinical Psychology @ City College

Program Requirements


Course requirements for the Ph.D. degree include a minimum of 90 academic credits completed within the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 500 hours of clinical work at the Psychological Center, a year-long internship requirement, and defense of a dissertation thesis. The curriculum has broad and general courses as well as treatment-oriented and specialized courses. We offer sequences in research methods, assessment, clinical practica, theory, psychopathology, evidence-based treatments, and diversity.

Dissertations in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology may consist of a broad range of topics and methods. Typically, Clinical@City students are on internship after their fourth or fifth year, having completed the dissertation proposal prior to applying for internship. Required course work and in-residence clinical training can be completed within three years.

See below for model sequence of courses.

Students must complete a distribution of at least 24 credits across five basic areas of psychology.
 

Model Course Sequence


Please click here or on "Notes on Sequences" (at left) for additional information regarding individual curricular sequences. Please click here or scroll to the bottom of the page for a key to color codes.

FIRST YEAR: Fall (15 credits)

Spring (15 credits)

1 - Research Methods I: Statistics I (Rosario) 3cr

2 - Assessment I: Cognitive and Personality Testing (Tuber) 3cr

3 - Biological Bases of Behavior (Fertuck) 3cr

4 - Proseminar on Ethical and Professional Issues (Jurist) 3cr

5 - Lifespan Development (Slade) 3cr

Testing Lab (Grad TA) 0cr

 

1 - Research Methods II: Statistics II (Rosario) 3cr

2 - Assessment II: Psychological Measurements (Hien) 3cr

3 - Practicum I: Child (IA) or Adult (IB) Intake (Slade/Jurist/Diamond) 3cr

4 - Theory I: Integrative Approaches to Psychotherapy (Wachtel) 3cr

5 - Child Psychopathology (Slade) 3cr

Testing Lab (Grad TA) 0cr

 

SECOND YEAR: Fall (15 credits)

Spring (15 credits)

1 - Assessment III: Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment (Weinstein) or Adult Neuropsycholocial Assessment (Hahn) 3cr

2 - Practicum I: Child (IA) or Adult (IB) Intake (Slade/Jurist/Diamond) 3cr

3 - Practicum II: Individual Child (IIA) or Adult (IIB) Psychotherapy (Tuber/Jurist/Diamond) 3cr

4 - Adult Psychopathology (Diamond) 3cr

5 - Theory II: Psychoanalytic Theories (Weinstein) 3cr

Testing Lab (Grad TA) 0cr

 

1 - Research Methods III: Quantitative (Anglin) 3cr

2 - Practicum II: Individual Child (IIA) or Adult (IIB) Psychotherapy (Tuber/Jurist/Diamond) 3cr

3 - Evidence Based Psychodynamic Treatments (Diamond) 3cr

4 - Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology (Anglin) 3cr

5 - Theory III: Family Systems Theory, Treatment and Research (Fraenkel) 3cr

THIRD YEAR: Fall (15 credits)

Spring (15 credits)

1 - Research Methods IV: Qualitative (Fraenkel) 3cr

2 - Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment for Addiction Disorders (Hien) 3cr, E

3 - Social Psychology (Torre) 3cr

4 - Practicum III: Advanced Practicum (rotating faculty) 3cr (1 semester required)

5 - Sex and Gender (Rosario) 3cr, E/R

6 - Health of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals (Rosario) 3cr, E/R

 

1 - Cognition and Affect (Fertuck) 3cr

2 - History of Psychology (Greenwood) 3cr

3 - Practicum IV: Supervision & Consultation (Fraenkel) 3cr

4 - Cognitive Behavioral Treatmetns (Anglin) 3cr

5 - Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment for Traumatic Stress-Related Disorders (Hien) 3cr, E/R

6 - Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy (Fraenkel) 3cr, E/R

Total of required credits: 81
Total of elective credits: 9

Other Electives:
Clinical Issues in Adolescence (Hellner) 3cr, E
Clinical Psychopharmacology (Chaplan) 3cr, E
Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy (Grossmark) 3cr, E
Assessment IV: Advanced Cognitive and Personality Testing (Tuber) 3cr, E
Practicum V: Transference and Countertransference 3cr, E
Theory VI: Basic Science and Clinical Practice (Wachtel) 3cr, E
Theory VII: Family Systems Theory, Treatment and Research 2 (Fraenkel) 3cr, E
Research Methods V: Research Practicum (Gottdiener) 3cr, E

Key to Color Codes
1. Broad and General Sequence
2. Research Methods Sequence
3. Assessment Sequence
4. Practica Sequence
5. Theory Sequence
6. Psychopathology Sequence
7. Evidence Based Sequence
8. Diversity Sequence


Notes on Individual Sequences


The following provides notes and additional information about each of the curricular sequences:

1. Broad and General Sequence:

    1. Biological Bases of Behavior

    2. Cognition and Affect

    3. Social Psychology

    4. Lifespan Development

    5. History of Psychology

    6. Proseminar on Ethical and Professional Issues

NB: All courses in the Broad and General Sequence are required (18 credits).

2. Research Methods Sequence: 

    1. Research Methods I: Statistics I

    2. Research Methods II: Statistics II

    3. Research Methods III: Quantitative Methods

    4. Research Methods IV: Qualitative Methods

    5. Research Methods V: Research Practicum - E

NB: The Research Methods sequence has 4 required courses and 1 elective (12 credits).

3. Assessment Sequence:

    1. Assessment I: Cognitive and Personality Testing (formerly Psychodiagnostics I)

    2. Assessment II: Psychological Measurement

    3. Assessment III: Child Neuropsychological Assessment or Adult Neuropsychological Assessment

    4. Assessment IV: Advanced Cognitive and Personality Testing - E

NB: The assessment sequence has 3 required courses and 1 elective, with a 0 credit lab for each course (9 credits).

4. Practica Sequence:

    1. Practicum I: Child/Adult Intake

    2. Practicum II: Individual Child/Adult Psychotherapy

    3. Practicum III Advanced Practicum

    4. Practicum IV: Supervision and Consultation

    5. Practicum V: Transference and Countertransference - E

NB: The practicum sequence has a minimum of 6 required courses: child intake, adult intake, child practicum, adult practicum, advanced practicum and supervision/consultation.  Advanced Practicum will be offered every semester, taught by rotating faculty, and students can take it more than once as an elective. 

5. Theory Sequence:

    1. Theory I: Integrative Approaches to Psychotherapy

    2. Theory II: Psychoanalytic Theories

    3. Theory III: Family Systems Theory, Treatment, and Research

    4. Theory IV: Psychoanalytic Theories 2 - E

    5. Theory V: Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theories - E

    6. Theory VI: Basic Science and Clinical Practice – E

    7. Theory VII: Family Systems Theory, Treatment, and Research 2 - E

NB: The theory sequence has 3 required courses; the rest are electives (9 credits).

6. Psychopathology Sequence:

    1. Child Psychopathology

    2. Adult Psychopathology

NB: The psychopathology sequence has 2 courses, both of which are required (6 credits).

7. Evidenced-Based Sequence:

    1. Evidence Based Psychodynamic Treatments

    2. Cognitive Behavioral Treatments

    3. Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment for Addictive Disorders - E

    4. Evidence Based Assessment and Treatment for Traumatic Stress-Related Disorders - E

    5. Family Systems Theory, Treatment, and Research 2 - E

NB: The Evidenced-Based sequence has 2 required courses; the rest are electives (6 credits).

8. Diversity Sequence:

    1. Ethnicity and Mental Health

    2. Sex and Gender - E/R

    3. Health of Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals - E/R

    4. Diversity Issues in Psychotherapy - E/R

NB: The Diversity sequence has 2 required courses: Ethnicity and Mental Health and a choice among the other three courses listed above (6 credits).