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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
lata.mcginn@einstein.yu.edu
718.430.3965

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 (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. 

Dr. Anna Van Meter Receives the Child, Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Award

 

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 Anna Van Meter, Ph.D. was granted the Child Intervention, Prevention, and Services (CHIPS) Award, a National Institute of Mental Health-funded training program for early career investigators pursuing research related to prevention and intervention for child psychiatric disorders.  Read more about Dr. Van Meter

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. 

Grants Awarded to the Clinical PsyD Program

The Clinical PsyD. Program was 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.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology’s Clinical PsyD Program was also awarded a grant for $470,782 by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The Clinical PsyD Program, in collaboration with Bronx Psychiatric Center (BPC), will use this grant to support three years of pre-doctoral internship training. Read more about this exciting opportunity; Read the official university press release 

 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)

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