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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.
Accreditation Status and Contact Information

The Clinical Psychology Program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the  American Psychological Association since 1971. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

  Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979 or (202) 336-6123 (TDD)
apaaccred@apa.org  


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