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Jed Yalof, Psy.D., ABPP, ABSNP
Graduate Psychology Department Chair
(610) 647-4400 ext. 3503
jyalof@immaculata.edu

Graduate Psychology Department website

Program Overview

Immaculata's Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology is grounded in the practitioner-scholar model of professional psychology. Our graduates are prepared to practice at the doctoral level, make scholarly contributions to the professional community, and take leadership positions in mental health.

Classes, which are held in the evening, cover psychotherapy, psychodiagnostics, intervention, diversity, professional ethics, scientific foundations, and other areas pertinent to the practice of clinical psychology. You will develop your research skills through coursework, independent projects under faculty direction, and your dissertation.

The program provides a strong knowledge base, practicum and internship training, and research opportunities, all of which complement each other. Equipped with this combination of theory, methodology and practice, Immaculata's Psy.D. graduates serve as mental health clinicians in a variety of organizations dedicated to the educational, social and psychological development of the person.

Program Highlights

Immaculata's Psy.D. program offers a unique interpersonal experience in the context of doctoral education and training. You will gain not only a solid foundation of clinical skills, but also a professional community with an ethical and spiritual base. This unique blend of academic rigor with respect for you as a whole person is meant to foster a sense of competency as you prepare to become a professional psychologist.

Faculty members are outstanding professional role models who are committed to teaching, training and socializing professional psychologists into careers of service, scholarship, and leadership. This interpersonal quality of teaching and learning stems from the depth and maturity of the program.

Tuition and Costs

See the College of Graduate Studies Tuition and Fees page.

Financial aid programs are available to eligible students through the University’s Financial Aid Office. All prospective students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

Curriculum

The program's diverse curriculum will help you fulfill Pennsylvania state psychology licensure requirements, while addressing educational, philosophical, cultural, ethical and practice issues, and encourages ongoing, self-reflection. View the Psy.D. course requirements.

The Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology is embedded within the Psy.D. curriculum. This degree is open to doctoral students admitted into the Psy.D. program who enter with a B.A. or B.S. degree, or to students who entered the Psy.D. program with a master's degree or equivalency, but without any course transfers. It is not a stand-alone degree program.

You may choose to earn an advanced proficiency certificate in one of the following areas:

  • Psychological Testing
  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Human and Cultural Diversity
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychology

Requirements are outlined in the Psy.D. Handbook.

To remain in the program, you will need to maintain your GPA and meet the minimum level of achievement.

Internships

The Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium (IU-PIC), organized and monitored by the Graduate Psychology Department, provides predoctoral internships for Immaculata’s Psy.D. candidates, with a limited number of placements offered for intern applicants from other APA-accredited doctoral programs through APPIC’s Match II and Post Match Vacancy Service. The Consortium is a cooperative training program that includes many local agencies and organizations, primarily within commuting distance of Immaculata.

The Consortium is a member of the Association of Psychological Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and abides by its guidelines.  Intern applicants should complete the APPIC Application for internship (AAPI) by November 15th.

Learn more about the Predoctoral Internship Consortium.

Accreditation

The Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The program is committed to the education and training objectives for doctoral programs set forth by the APA and has been influenced by the values of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology (NCSPP).

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the APA Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-5979
apaaccred@apa.org
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply appropriate theories to therapy cases
  • Integrate scientific knowledge, such as developmental stage theory, biological and social foundations of behavior, and psychopharmacology, into clinical practice
  • Increase awareness and knowledge of diverse groups and develop culturally informed helping skills
  • Learn to administer, score, and interpret cognitive, personality and neuropsychological tests
  • Diagnose clients correctly according to DSM classifications
  • Apply and evaluate intervention appropriate to theory
  • Behave ethically with clients
  • Assess research critically
  • Apply research skills to clinical problems
  • Make scholarly contributions to the profession

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