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The Indiana State University Doctor of Psychology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association*, and follows a Practitioner-Scientist model of training in clinical psychology to guide the preparation and evaluation of its students. The primary goal of the Psy.D. program is the training of skilled clinical psychologists in the assessment and treatment of psychological problems. In moving toward this end, the program seeks to develop a professional identity which values and pursues:

These values are incorporated throughout the curriculum and in the formal requirements of the program, the field experiences provided, the manner in which the content of the courses is approached, and the personal example of the faculty and other professionals associated with the program. A variety of theoretical orientations are represented among the faculty; therefore, the program endorses no particular orientation. Students are taught the basics of a number of approaches, with each case conceptualized in the most suitable manner as determined in consultation between student and supervisor. The program philosophy is to prepare all students as broad-based general clinicians, while encouraging specialization through electives, research area, internship selection, and post-doctoral training.

*Questions related to the programs accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation                                                                                                                 American Psychological Association                                                                                                                                            750 1st Street NE                                                                                                                                                         Washington, D.C.  20002                                                                                                                                                      Phone (202) 336-5979/ Email:                                                                                                                   Web:


program goals and Learning objectives

Goal #1:  To produce professional psychologists who understand and apply scientific knowledge and principals.

Goal #2:  To produce graduates who are effective and competent clinicians.

Goal #3:  To prepare graduates to contribute to the field of psychology in the practitioner-scientist tradition.

*including differences based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status.




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