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The mission of the Clinical Program in the Department of Psychology at USD is to prepare Clinical Psychologists who will work effectively as scientist-practitioners within the culturally diverse world.

Consistent with our scientist-practitioner training model, the program has three primary goals:   

  1. To prepare clinical psychologists who are skilled in the interface of theory, science, and practice.
  2. To prepare clinical psychologists who have the appropriate theoretical background, skills, and experience to function as a professional in a research, clinical and academic capacity.
  3. To prepare socially responsible clinical psychologists who demonstrate respect for individual and cultural differences in their contributions to the science and practice of psychology.

The Clinical Psychology Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. For further information, contact the APA Commission on Accreditation at (202) 336-5979 or write:

  Susan Zlotlow, Ph.D.
Director, Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242 


ContactUs  Clinical Psychology Department Director
Barbara A. Yutrzenka, Professor
(605) 677-5353
Barbara.Yutrzenka@usd.edu