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Psy.D. Course Sequence

The following program handbooks and manuals are available for download:

  • Psy.D. Student Handbook
  • Psy.D. Clinical Training Handbook
  • Clinical Dissertation Manual (Psy.D.)

Courses, clinical training and milestones by year

FALL
requirements
SPRING
requirements 
SUMMER
requirements 

 Year 1

714. Professional Development & Ethics I 701. Foundations of Integration    721. History & Systems of Psych
743. Assessment I 716. Basic Clinical Interviewing Skills    745. Assessment III
753. Psychopathology 737. Psychoanalytic Psychology    773. Lifespan Development
736. Cognitive Behavioral Psych 744. Assessment II    BITH 565. Christian Theology
761. Research Lab I 762. Research Lab II  
731. Spirituality I    

 Year 2

795/796. Practicum/Practicum Seminar 795/796. Practicum/Practicum Seminar    774. Advanced Social Psych
717. Class, Gender, Race, Religion and Sexual Identity 754. Biological Bases of Behavior    755. Cognition & Emotion
738. Family Theory & Therapy 747. Clinical Research & Stats II    991. Comprehensive Exam
746. Clinical Research & Stats I 764. Research Lab III  
763. Research Lab III BITH 561. Theological Anthropology  
732. Spirituality II    

 Year 3

795/796. Practicum/Practicum Seminar 795/796. Practicum/Practicum Seminar    898. Clinical Dissertation
739. Community Psychology Elective  
898. Clinical Dissertation 898. Clinical Dissertation  
Elective    
733. Spirituality III 993. Clinical Dissertation Proposal Defense  

 Year 4

881/882. Advanced Practicum/Seminar I 883/884. Advanced Practicum/Seminar II PSYC 999. Dissertation Continuation - PT (every semester and summer until defended dissertation manuscript is received by Buswell Library)
898. Clinical Dissertation 898. Clinical Dissertation  
Elective Elective  
BITH 566. Foundations of Biblical Interpretation OR BITH 576. History of Christianity to 1900 782. Clinical Supervision & Consultation  
734. Spirituality IV BITH 622. Theological & Religious Issues in Psychotherapy  
992. Professional Qualifying Exam    
 Apply for pre-doc internship    

 Year 5

896. Pre-doc Internship

896. Pre-doc Internship 896. Pre-doc Internship
PSYC 999. Dissertation Continuation - PT PSYC 999. Dissertation Continuation - PT PSYC 999. Dissertation Continuation - PT
   Defend Dissertation  
 Areas in blue represent program milestones