Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program
About the Clinical Psychology Program
The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is an American Psychological Association-accredited training program that prepares skilled psychologists to serve as clinicians as well as researchers. The Program includes an exclusively affiliated, and separately APA-accredited, doctoral internship in clinical psychology.
The Doctoral Program’s basic training philosophy reflects a clinician-researcher model of training that prepares individuals for the practice of clinical psychology, broadly conceived. The combined experience of clinical and research settings reflects the Program’s clinician-researcher philosophy. The Clinical Psychology Program’s model provides research training that equips students pursuing more clinically oriented careers with the skills to critically evaluate scientific material. Students pursuing academic or research careers have a solid clinical foundation to build on.
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“The superior clinical training, as well as endless research opportunities, provide an ideal environment for academic excellence.”
Diego Jofre Zarate
“This program offers a comprehensive training experience and the captive internship provides students with the resources to get exposed to various training experiences and prepares us to be well-rounded clinicians and researchers.”
“UTSW's Clinical Psychology doctoral program is one of the top in the country because of the incredible clinical opportunities students are afforded. Faculty truly want students to succeed and are very supportive of student-driven initiatives and ideas.”
“Students are not siloed into a single researcher's lab but are instead encouraged to collaborate and work with multiple mentors and senior authors which provides not just a valued amount of autonomy and flexibility to customize research and clinical training but also fosters interdisciplinary and collaborative thinking.”
This Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program and the exclusively affiliated internship are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be contacted by email or:
APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Meet the Director
“Because we are located in a university medical center, we provide a wide variety of both clinical and research experiences, with access to diverse psychiatric and medical populations. In addition to the large on-campus faculty, we have an extensive volunteer faculty in the community who provide training and supervision of our graduate students and doctoral interns.” Read Dr. Kennard’s full message.
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