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Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College

The Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center prepares students to become scholars, experts and leaders in (1) providing an array of psychological services in various professional clinical settings; (2) conducting cutting edge research relevant to the application of psychological knowledge; (3) teaching psychological principles and practices in academic and professional institutions and settings; and (4) contributing broadly to the development and application of knowledge in the specialty of clinical psychology and the broader field of applied psychology. The program requires a minimum of 90 credits of coursework (including practicum), an in-depth scholarly dissertation, and a one-year internship in clinical psychology. Upon completion, students will be eligible to apply for New York State licensure as psychologists. The program is based on the scientist-practitioner (Boulder) model of doctoral training where equal emphasis is placed on the development of competencies for both research and professional practice. In addition, in keeping with the mission of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the program also requires completion of a special proficiency in clinical forensic applications and scholarship.


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) for 7 years. Questions related to the program's accreditation 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

William Gottdiener PhD
Director of Clinical Training             Email:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice            Phone: 212.237.8252
Psychology Department
524 West 59th St.
New York, NY 10019