Doctorate

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, School-Clinical Child Psychology, PsyD


Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) School-Clinical Child Psychology

The Psy.D. Program in School-Clinical Child Psychology carefully integrates field experience with academic preparation within a practitioner scholar training model. Students are trained in psychological foundations, assessment and evaluation techniques, remediation and intervention procedures, and program evaluation and research. Although research methodology and theoretical academic subjects are essential parts of the program, emphasis is placed on professional preparation in the delivery of psychological services.

Graduates of the doctoral program will have completed all pre-doctoral academic and internship requirements needed to be admitted to the New York State Licensing Examination for the professional practice of psychology. Typically graduates from the program have been awarded the Master of Science in Education in School Psychology (or equivalent program in school psychology), and been recommended for New York State Certification in School Psychology. The Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a combined school-clinical program.

For additional information regarding this program, please view the Psychology Graduate Catalog. For information on Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data, click here.

Program of Study:

Curriculum
69 credit hours of the first three years of study in the doctoral program generally correspond to the MSEd in School Psychology at Pace University. Students must first complete a master’s degree in school psychology or have been awarded state or national school psychology certification prior to receiving the doctoral degree in school-clinical child psychology. Students may enter the program with graduate work from other institutions; the prior graduate work is evaluated for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis after acceptance into the doctoral program. A minimum of three years of residency at Pace is required, including one year of full-time study.

Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology Degree Requirements

FIRST YEAR (FALL)

Credits

PSY 501 Introduction to School-Clinical Child Psychology I

0

PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D

0

PSY 704 Advanced Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 717 The Psychology of Learning: Theory and Applications

3

PSY 721 Tests and Measurements

3

PSY 725 Advanced Personality Theories

3

——

Total

12

FIRST YEAR (SPRING)

PSY 502 Introduction to School-Clinical Child Psychology II

0

PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C or D

0

PSY 703 Psychological Assessment I

4

PSY 710 Psychopathology in Childhood and Adolescence

3

PSY 722 Counseling Theory and Cognitive - Behavioral Intervention Techniques

3

PSY 727 Learning Disabilities - Diagnosis and Remediation: Theory and Practice

3

——

Total

13

At the end of the first year, students are required to take a Qualifying Examination. Students must pass the examination in order to proceed to the second year of study. Students are allowed to take the Qualifying Examination a maximum of two times.

SECOND YEAR (FALL)

Credits

PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D

0

EDU 701 The Exceptional Child: Field Experience and Seminar

3

PSY 707 Psychological Assessment II

4

PSY 715 Statistics and Research Design I

4

PSY 737 Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

3

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Total

14

SECOND YEAR (SPRING)

PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D

0

EDU 702 The Exceptional Child: Field Experience & Seminar

3

PSY 712 Advanced Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 713 Psychological Assessment III

4

PSY 723 Advanced Social Psychology

3

——

Total

13

SECOND YEAR (SUMMER)

PSY 720 Integrating Seminar

3

EDU - Elective (graduate level education course)

3

——

Total

6


At the end of the second year, upon completion of at least 42 graduate credits in the program, students are eligible for the New York State School Psychology Internship Certificate. During the second year, students meet with their advisors and review their progress.

Note: Candidates who want New Jersey school psychology certification should consult with the program director.

THIRD YEAR (FALL)

Credits

PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D

0

PSY 711 Intervention Techniques I: Psychodynamic Perspectives

3

PSY 734 Consultation

3

PSY 750 School Psychology Internship: Ethics & Seminar

4

PSY 759 Early Childhood and Infant Assessment

3

——

Total

13

Students must pass the Comprehensive Examination in order to proceed to further doctoral study. Students are allowed to take the Comprehensive Examination a maximum of two times.

THIRD YEAR (SPRING)

PSY 509 Practicum A, B, C, or D

0

PSY 716 Statistics and Research Design II

4

PSY 751 School Psychology Internship, Ethics & Seminar

4

PSY 777 History and Systems in Psychology

3

——

Total

11

THIRD YEAR (SUMMER)

PSY 876 Multicultural/Gender Issues

3

PSY 810 Adult Psychopathology

3

——

Total

6

FOURTH YEAR (FALL)

Credits

PSY 509 Practicum

0

PSY 726 Theoretical Perspectives on Assessment-Intervention Skill Integration

3

PSY 821 School-Clinical Child Psychology Internship: Practice and Seminar

3

PSY 834 Doctoral Project Seminar

1

Elective Choices:

3

PSY 829 Family Interventions

PSY 844 Advanced Topics in School-Clinical Child Psychology: Parenthood and Parent-Child Relations

OR

PSY 874 Group Interventions

——

Total

10

FOURTH YEAR (SPRING)

Credits

PSY 509 Practicum

0

PSY- Elective

3

PSY- Elective

3

PSY- Elective

3

PSY 822 School-Clinical Child Psychology Internship: Practice and Seminar

3

PSY 835 Doctoral Colloquium

0

——

Total

12

By the end of the fourth year, students should have selected an advisor and consultant for their doctoral project, formalized their doctoral project and begun work on their project (see description below). Students must have completed at least 92 graduate credit hours in the doctoral program and receive departmental approval in order to register for the full-time internship.

FIFTH YEAR (FALL)

PSY 861 Full-Time Internship I

0

——

Total

0

FIFTH YEAR (SPRING)

PSY 862 Full-Time Internship II

0

——

Total

0


Program Electives
(Students select their electives by advisement):


Credits

PSY 618 Community Mental Health

3

PSY 619 Community Resources: Interagency Coordination in the Delivery of Services

3

PSY 646 Critical Thinking

3

PSY 656 Developmental Disabilities

3

PSY 680 Program Evaluation

3

PSY 708 Community Dynamics

3

PSY 743 Advanced Seminar in School-Clinical Child Psychology

3

PSY 828 Advanced Psychodiagnostics

3

PSY 829 Family Interventions

3

PSY 839 Psychoanalytic Theory

3

PSY 842 Brief Interventions and Short-term Psychotherapies

3

PSY 844 Advanced Topics in School-Clinical Child Psychology: Parenthood and the School-Clinical Child Psychologist

3

PSY 857 Infant/Toddler Assessment and Intervention

3

PSY 858 Pre-School Assessment and Intervention

3

PSY 874 Group Interventions

3

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