Proposed Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology Emphasis

The proposed Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology Emphasis will train future scientist-practitioners in the areas of Health Psychology and integrated primary healthcare. Our proposed program in Clinical Psychology offers students or trainees education, training, supervision and clinical experiences in evidenced based forms of psychological assessment and psychological treatment for ambitious students. Health Psychology focuses attention on the relationship between psychological, behavioral, biological and sociocultural factors in the context of how they contribute to the etiology of mental health disorders.

The minimum 95 credit full-time on campus Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology Emphasis, requires a minimum of four full-time academic years of in-person graduate education and specialized training clinical psychology and a one-year doctoral internship or residency before graduation. The proposed doctoral program in clinical psychology combines didactic and experiential instruction, research, and clinical experiences, which emphasize psychological assessment, evaluation, and treatment necessary for students to fulfill the requirements for licensure as a psychologist in the State of New York.

The Health Psychology emphasis will more effectively prepare graduate students better to serve individuals with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and heighten sensitivity to the needs of individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification, as well as diverse immigrant populations. With our comprehensive training in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population with a Health Psychology emphasis, graduates will be prepared to work in traditional mental health settings such as community mental health clinics, private practice, and with allied healthcare professionals, such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nutritionists.

Training experiences can occur at D'Youville University's new Health Professions HUB, which provides various types of healthcare to the surrounding communities.