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Clinical Psychology @ City College

Welcome to the Clinical Psychology doctoral program

News and Updates 

Admissions Information:  Tentative Interview Days. Only some applicants will be invited to interview. If invited to interview, applicants will be given two interview appointments on one of the following two days: Tuesday February 6th and Thursday February 15th

Cohort Size for Incoming Class of 2018. The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at City College anticipates accepting approximately 14 students for the incoming class.  

The aim of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at City College is to train clinical psychologists who are competent to work with mental health problems on all levels, from the individual to the community. This aim is implemented through training in theory, research and practice, which includes assessment, diagnosis, individual and group psychotherapy. Students are trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as with community groups and agencies.
The Clinical Psychology doctoral program is based on a scholar practitioner model. This model emphasizes the mutual and reciprocal influence of scholarship and practice and aims to generate new theories, new research, and new modes of clinical work. Our program has a strong commitment to psychodynamic thinking and social justice, although many other theoretical points of view are represented and studied carefully. We are a diverse community that fosters a high standard of open-mindedness. Interdisciplinary thinking is valued in our program, and the faculty have notably broad and wide-ranging interests. An important emphasis for us is the integration of a psychodynamic perspective with other theoretical approaches and modalities and with research in areas such as developmental psychology, personality, cognition, neuropsychology and neuroscience.
Our program's clinic, which is called "The Psychological Center," our classrooms, and faculty offices are located on the 8th floor of the North Academic Center at City College, where most program activities take place. Graduate coursework in other areas of psychology besides clinical psychology may be taken at the Graduate Center and/or other senior colleges of the CUNY system such as Brooklyn, Hunter, and Queens.


Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). 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

Steve Tuber, Ph.D., ABPP

Program Director & Director of Clinical Training
City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 650-5672

Melissa Mayers-Morris

Program Administrator of the Ph.D. Program
Phone: 212-650-5674

Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Admissions Coordinator