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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. 


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  Student and Faculty Research Advisor

  ABCT Conference:  November 2013 


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; but, does not accept students who have completed Certificate Programs in School Psychology. 


Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data     

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

NYASP 2014

Faculty, and Students at NYASP Nov 2014



Information about scholarships, loans and other financial options.






Tuition Figures

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


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.

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


 First year students at NASP: Philadelphia 2012

  First-year students at NASP: Philadelphia 2012

WISC-V workshop for Alumni Oct 2014
 WISC-V Workshop for Alumni Oct. 2014

Dr. Anat Mor Zirkel ('06) was named 2011 -12 School Psychologist of the Year for Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties by the New York Association of School Psychologists

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