The mission of the clinical psychology program is to prepare clinical psychologists who will work effectively as scientist-practitioners in the culturally diverse world.
We believe that clinical psychologists should be trained to produce, evaluate and apply scientific knowledge in research and clinical activities. As such, our program provides opportunities for you to conduct university and/or community based research projects under the mentorship of program faculty and to participate in university and community based clinical practica under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty and agency psychologists. Our faculty and students also participate in community outreach activities as well as in service to the university and profession. We emphasize ethical conduct and respect for cultural diversity and individual differences across all of these endeavors.
As a graduate of our program you will have the theoretical background, knowledge, skills and experience to make positive contributions as a clinical psychologist in a wide range of clinical, research and academic settings.
The Clinical Psychology Program recognizes that our program, our campus and community and our nation are increasingly diverse. Thus, as is reflected in the program’s mission statement, we are committed to recruiting, educating and training students who will work competently and effectively within this multicultural society. Recognizing that learning is enhanced by diverse perspectives and experiences, the program strives to incorporate diversity related context and conversations in our teaching, research and service as well as in our clinical training and mentoring. We value the diversity of the program’s students, faculty and staff and, as such, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive environment where civil and respectful discourse is the standard and not the exception.