Clinical training is an integral part of the program. During the Practica, doctoral students experience 1,400 hours of training and supervision. Practicum students are closely supervised in preparation for the more challenging internship experience. Beginning with a common Practicum experience, students will train in a variety of placements, including Parkland Psychiatric Emergency Room and UT Southwestern’s Psychotherapy Referral Service
Practicum Students and Psychology Interns receive a variety of clinical training experiences with:
- Children, adolescents, and adults of various socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds
- Inpatients in medical and psychiatric settings
- Psychiatric and non-psychiatric outpatient populations
- Neurological and neurosurgical populations
Because the emphasis is upon broad clinical training, primary areas of emphasis include health/medical psychology, neuropsychology, and pediatric (child) psychology.