Why Study Clinical Psychology?
Our Program mission is to train students who:
- pursue justice
- serve with excellence
- and develop holistically
The Wheaton College Psy.D. Program is unique in its mission among the six APA-accredited Christian doctoral programs in clinical psychology in the United States, and the only one located in the Midwest.
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 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).
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