Why Pursue a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology?
In a world filled with injustice and suffering, a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School will prepare you holistically into a clinician who meets the needs of others with a practice built upon an integrated, academically-rigorous, justice and service-focused, and Biblically-grounded foundation.
I feel very well-equipped to meet the challenges of my early career due to my training at Wheaton.— Megan Brown Psy.D. '12, Behavioral Medicine Faculty, In His Image Family Medicine Residency
Why a Psy.D. at Wheaton?
We are an unapologetically rigorous, foundationally Christian program dedicated to serving the underserved and the Church in a manner consistent with Biblical justice dedicated to the holistic development of our students. We train clinicians to be grounded in, informed by and shaped by beliefs and practices of the Christian faith.
We train clinicians to become highly competent clinical psychologists using a practitioner-scholar training model while committed to professional practice as service, especially to the Body of Christ, the Church and all persons marginalized and wounded by society on the basis of racial or ethnic identification, age, socioeconomic status or gender.
The Psy.D. program encourages its students to pursue memberships in professional organizations during their training. We have student members of the the American Psychological Association (APA), International Neuropsychological Association (INS), and Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS).
We train clinicians within a community context which is balanced in spiritual, personal, professional and interpersonal growth and development.
A Unique Program with Significant Results
The Psy.D. program at Wheaton College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA):
American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242