Clinical Psychology

Since its inception in 1947, the University of Rochester Clinical Psychology program has graduated over 200 Ph.D.s. The aim of the program has remained constant throughout this period: to train outstanding clinical scientists.  The Rochester program has been continually accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1948.

The formal program is built around a four-year curriculum. Only the Ph.D. degree is offered.  Students complete 90 credit hours, up to one third of which may be credited for research.  The program has the following two goals and related objectives:

  1. To prepare graduates to have the requisite knowledge and skills for the scientifically informed professional practice of clinical psychology.
    1. Acquiring knowledge of and skills in scientifically based assessment techniques of cognitive and intellectual functioning, psychopathology, and personality
    2. Acquiring knowledge of and skills in scientifically based approaches to psychological treatment
    3. Acquiring knowledge and practicing principles of ethical professional practice
    4. Acquiring knowledge of the history and methods of psychology and theories relevant to the understanding of behavior and the practice of clinical psychology
    5. Acquiring knowledge of research and theory relevant to cultural and individual diversity as well as developing sensitivity to these issues as they apply to the developing sensitivity to these issues as they apply to the professional practice of psychology
    6. Acquiring knowledge of and integrating current research and theories of psychopathology, psychological assessment, and psychological intervention.
  2. To prepare professionals capable of conducting and evaluating clinically relevant research
    1. Acquiring knowledge and skills of modern approaches to data analysis
    2. Acquiring knowledge to conduct, evaluate, and analyze results of clinical psychology research
    3. Acquiring knowledge of and practicing principles of ethical practice in research
    4. Acquiring knowledge of social, emotional, cognitive, and biological bases of behavior

The formal program is built around a four-year curriculum. Only the Ph.D. degree is offered. Students complete 90 credit hours, up to one third of which may be credited for research.

The clinical faculty is composed of Loisa Bennetto, Mandi Burnette, Rafael Klorman, Ron Rogge, Richard Ryan, Lisa Starr and Sheree Toth.

Check Also: The Human Motivation Program and the Self-Determination Theory site, which describes research by motivation faculty and their colleagues.

*For more information on how to apply, please click on Application.