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School-Clinical Child Psychology Program

This Combined-Integrated program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. It was last accredited in 2010 for a maximum seven-year period and will be site visited again in 2017.

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: 202.336.5979

If you have any questions, please contact:
Program Director: Dr. Abraham Givner at:
Program Telephone No.:718-430-3945
Program URL:

The School-Clinical Child Psychology Program’s mission is to provide doctoral-level training that integrates school and clinical psychology. While this training focuses primarily on children, adolescents and families, students also work with adults in individual, parenting or couples treatments. Graduates are competent to deliver psychological and psychoeducational services in schools, medical centers, mental health settings, early childhood centers and other related environments. The Program requires students to understand and adhere to ethical and professional standards while applying their knowledge of developmental psychology, psychotherapy, education, assessment, developmental disabilities, family and systems theory, psychopathology, measurement, individual differences, neuropsychology, and school psychology. Required practica experiences include: year-long psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment, year-long CBT treatment through our clinic and conducting psychological, psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations. 

In addition, students complete 3500 hours of externship and internship experiences in educational and mental health settings across the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area. Program alumni work across the lifespan in schools, medical centers, mental health facilities, related agencies and in private practice.

Program-Specific Admission Information

The Program expects applicants to have completed courses in typical and atypical childhood development, statistics and other related foundation courses in psychology. 

The Program looks favorably on students who have demonstrated graduate-level competence. We will accept Advanced Standing students who have have completed 60-credit Masters Programs in School Psychology and are State Certified in School Psychology.


Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data     

Information concerning admissions, internships, costs, graduation rates and licensure.


Information about scholarships, loans and other financial options.

Student and Faculty Highlights

Ferkauf is delighted to share that Dr. Melanie Wadkins has been granted tenure and has been promoted to Associate Professor. Congratulations, Dr. Wadkins!

Congratulations to Dr. Tracy Prout, assistant professor in the School-Clinical Child Doctoral Program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, who was recently awarded a two-year grant from The FAR Fund ( to conduct a controlled trial of Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children ...  Read More 

Emma Poster 2016Fourth-year Student, Emma Gaines, presenting research at the APA Division of Psychoanalysis (39), 36th Annual Spring Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2016). 

Stavrou NASP 2016Dr. Stavrou, presenting research at The National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2016).

Carmen and Shannon NASP_2016Fourth-year student, Carmen Lalonde, and Dr. Shannon, presenting research at The National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2016).

Tuition Figures

The Office of Student Finance has the most recent tuition figures.


Dr. Greta Doctoroff        Research Lab
Dr. Barbara Gerson      Research Lab
Dr. Abraham Givner      Research Lab
Dr. Erum Nadeem           Research Lab
Dr. Tracy Prout                Research Lab
Dr. Casey Shannon        Research Lab
Dr. Esther Stavrou        Research Lab
Dr. Melanie Wadkins    Research Lab


More than 900 students have graduated from our program. They work in medical centers, hospitals, community based mental health settings, early childhood, rehabilitation,  residential treatment centers, schools, private practice and academia. They remain professionally active while also publishing, presenting to professional and lay audiences and teaching. Their accomplishments and current work setting can be found on our Program's News and Events webpage and on our Program's Resources webpage.  

Student, Faculty, and Alumni Presentations

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