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Our approach to education integrates strong training in the theoretical frameworks underlying evidence-based practice in clinical psychology, along with application of these skills via diverse clinical experiences within the greater Chicagoland area.  We believe that clinical psychologists should be both scientists who are knowledgeable in formulating and solving scientific problems, as well as professionals who are experienced in the use of empirically-based clinical techniques.

Our core curriculum is designed to immerse students in clinical experiences early on, while providing high quality coursework to prepare them for success at the internship level and beyond. Of note, our internship match rate for the past 4 years has been 100%, which far exceeds the national average. Our graduates obtain highly competitive fellowship placements and go on to work in a variety of settings including academic medical centers and community agencies across the US and Canada.

In addition to didactic training, the individual instruction and supervision provided by the core program faculty are major strengths of our program. We offer specialty tracks in neuropsychology, health psychology and psychopathology, and as a part of these tracks, students obtained specialized didactic and clinical training in their area of interest, while being mentored by research-focused faculty with expertise in these domains. This clinical program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and received the maximum term for reaccreditation during our last site visit.

We are currently accepting applications for our doctoral program.  The application deadline is December 27, 2019.  The following faculty are accepting applications for a first year student beginning in fall 2020:  Dr. Greenley (health), Dr. Hill (neuropsychology), Dr. Miller (psychopathology), and Dr. Schneider (health). We host an in-person interview day for a subset of highly qualified applicants, which will be held on February 28, 2020. Interview invitations are anticipated to be extended in late January 2020.

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How This Program Is Different

  • Seamless integration of research and clinical practice
  • Evidence-based scientist practitioner curriculum
  • In-step with the changing landscape of healthcare services
  • Clinical experiences beginning year one
  • Broad array of highest quality practicum experiences, including onsite placements in behavioral health and child and family intervention
  •  High rate of internship acceptance
  • Low student-faculty ratio
  • APA accredited

The program offers specialty tracks in neuropsychology, health psychology, and psychopathology. This clinical program enjoys full accreditation status by the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
or you can email Jacqueline Remondet Wall, PhD jwall@apa.org