2022 NSU Fact Book

2022 FACT BOOK 69 DOCTORAL DEGREES The College of Psychology houses three doctoral programs. The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology follows a traditional scientist-practitioner model, with the goal of building clinical expertise on a strong found- ation of scientific engagement. The Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology follows a practitioner-informed- by-science model to prepare students for clinical work while promoting student development as lifelong consumers of research. Each program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association*, and both require a four-year, full-time residency along with an additional year of full-time internship experience. Program concentrations are available in Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychodynamic Psychology, and Serious Mental Illness. Tracks on Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychology; Multicultural/ Diversity; and Trauma are also available. The college’s third doctoral program, the Psy.D. in School Psychology, is also founded on a practitioner- informed-by-science model and prepares students to offer empirically supported services in assessment, prevention, and intervention. This program is accred- ited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association*. It also holds the designation of full accreditation status by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Moreover, the curriculum is designed to be consistent with the Florida state licensure requirements for both school psychologists and psychologists under Chapter 490, Florida statutes. INTERNSHIPS AND POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING In addition to these specific degree programs, the College of Psychology sponsors two predoctoral internship programs that are both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association*. The Psychology Services Center Internship Program offers doctoral candidates in psychology the opportunity to develop profession- ally, to increase proficiency in psychological assessment and intervention, and to acquire competence in the provision of supervision and consultation. The Consortium Internship Program partners with community agencies to provide a broad range of services to the community while also serving as an excellent training opportunity for students. The college also offers a postdoctoral residency training program where participants earn the postdoctoral year of clinical supervision and training required to seek state licensure as a psychologist. GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY Integral to its mission to provide services to the community the college houses the Psychology Services Center, which serves more than 1,200 clients each year. The Psychology Services Center is home to two general outpatient programs and 13 faculty specialty clinical programs, each with a focus on the specific needs of the clinic’s multicultural community. Clients served include individuals confronted with life stressors, as well as those suffering from psychological disorders. Through these clinics, dozens of doctoral and specialist students receive clinical training under the supervision of distinguished faculty members who conduct research addressing the most effective treatments for a variety of issues and populations. Consistent with the exceptional diversity of theoretical orientations and professional specializations that are associated with the psychological and behavioral sciences, the College of Psychology emphasizes the pursuit of both basic science and practical application across a wide range of fields. From behavioral neuroscience to clinical psychology to school counseling, the college is committed to its continued contribution to both the advancement of science and the quality of life in the communities it serves. Questions related to the programs’ accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979, Email: apaaccred@apa.org, Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

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