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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 Doctoral Student Creates Widespread Movement to Combat Girl-on-Girl Bullying Read More!

Shannon_IPSA_2015Professor Poster Presentation, ISPA, 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Student Poster, Lalonde National Transgender Summit 2015Student Poster Presentation, National Transgender Health Summit 2015

Wendy_APA_Poster 2015Student Poster Presentation, APA 2015

NYASP 2014Faculty, and Students at NYASP 2014, Poster Presentation 

abct melanie lindaStudent and Faculty Research Advisor, Poster Presentation ABCT Conference 2013


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. 

denise awardDr. Denise Sandole receiving "Distinguished Dissertation" Award from Dr. Christine Courtois - Division 56 (Trauma Psychology). 

Research Corner

Student, Faculty, and Alumni Presentations


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