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*Watch a recorded webinar about the Psy.D. Program!*

The IPS Doctoral Program (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).*

Divine Mercy University prepares students to become licensed Clinical Psychologists, by providing them with the best empirical, scientific and clinical methods of psychology, and Christian understanding of person, marriage and family.

This DMU Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program provides graduates with the “know-how” to effectively manage today’s mental health challenges, through the use of advanced psychotherapy training, and skills sets gained or enhanced during their tenure on campus. Students also learn how to use psychological testing processes and how to focus on specific pathologies and concepts to provide effective results for success within their field of choice.

Upon completion of the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program, many graduates enjoy sharing their new profession in a variety of exciting settings, doing consultations that could be public, private or faith-based. As Psychology Professionals, some teach, while others supervise, manage or practice their craft privately or in environments such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, military facilities, and other public institutions and private organizations.

To complete this program, students are required to finish 122 semester credit hours of coursework with 101 credit hours dedicated to psychology, (9 credit hours of the 101 credit hours are used for dissertation research).

The curriculum includes six core areas of knowledge, skills and competencies to support a comprehensive foundation:

  • Foundations in Psychological Sciences and Research
  • Integrity in Practice
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Intervention
  • Professional Roles
  • Clinical Practice from a Catholic Integrative Perspective

This Practitioner-Scholar model is based upon guidelines developed and set by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSSP).

Contact us today for a detailed outline on our Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program, and learn more, to help you decide if this program is right for you: