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Clinical Psychology Program

Students have been receiving doctoral training at the Clinical Program at Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology for more than 50 years. The program (PsyD) was established in 1979 and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1985.

Our mission is to provide students with doctoral-level training in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology, to enable them to become knowledgeable and thoughtful academic scholars, and to train them intensively in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the scientific foundations of psychology, applied theories, field training, and practical experiences within a wide range of psychological services.

The Clinical Psychology Program, PsyD (five-year program; 114 credits), provides students with the knowledge and skills to assume the role of professional psychologist in diverse settings. The program provides a full-time sequence of training that consists of four years of coursework, practica, and supervised experiences, culminating a full-time internship in the fifth year.

Program Director
Lata K. McGinn

Student-Centered Training

The Clinical Psychology PsyD Program is committed to providing a supportive training environment. Formal structures and processes are in place to guide students as they proceed through the program and to provide opportunities for engagement, including advisement for clinical placements, research advisement, teaching assistant positions and more. Read more about these opportunities.  2013 ABCT convention
(Clinical students at the 47th annual convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies in Nashville, TN) 



Study Alongside Tomorrow's Leaders
There are now more than 600 alumni of the Clinical Psychology PsyD Program, and the program has an ever-increasing number of applications. Read more

Program Statistics 
Find the latest figures about Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data (PDF) for our program, including internship statistics and licensure data. This year our match rate was 95 percent. By comparison, the national average was 81 percent. 

Clinical PsyD Program Welcomes Drs. Walsh and Wheaton to the Faculty
WalshDr. Kate Walsh joins the faculty from a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University, where she conducts research focused on trauma exposure and mental health outcomes. Her research interests intersect the areas of gender-based violence (GBV), posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders.

WheatonDr. Michael Wheaton's joins the faculty from a postdoctoral position in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University. His research interests focus on the psychopathology and treatment of obsessive compulsive and related disorders (OCRDs), with a particular emphasis on hoarding disorder. Dr. Wheaton's research program aims to explore the cognitive, behavioral, and neurobiological factors that contribute obsessive compulsive and related disorders, with a particular emphasis on hoarding disorder.

Samantha Stein '16 and Eriko Nagao '16 Granted the Hans Strupp Memorial Student Travel Award
Samantha Stein '16 and Eriko Nagao '16 received the Hans Strupp Memorial Student Travel Award to present their poster at the Society for Psychotherapy Research conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in June, 2014. Their poster will be on the influence of therapist-trainee personal therapy and rejection sensitivity on facilitative interpersonal skills. 


Clinical PsyD Program's Match Rate of 93 Percent Shines

The Clinical PsyD program's 93 percent match rate was recognized as one of the highest in the country over the last four years, according to APPIC. Read more.

Grants Awarded to the Clinical PsyD Program

Ferkauf Older Adult Program  (FOAP) was granted the "Innovative Training Award for 2014" by the Council of Professional GeroPsychology Training Programs. The award recognizes a level of excellence and creativity in gero- psychology training. Read More.

The Affiliated Internship Program at Bronx Psychiatric Center and the Clinical PsyD program at Yeshiva was just awarded 7 years accreditation by the American Psychological Association. The affiliated internship training program was created in 2013 through a training grant by Health and Human Services. Read more about this exciting opportunityRead the official university press release 

The Clinical PsyD. Program was also awarded the 2014 Varda Shoham Clinical Scientist Training Initiative grant from the APA's Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP - Section III of Division 12, Society for Clinical Psychology). Meant to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice, the grants are awarded to training programs to launch new projects or support ongoing initiatives that effectively integrate science and practice in their programs. The Clinical PsyD. program received the grant to further enhance our initiative to integrate clinical practice and research by using clinical date to improve ongoing practice.



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