The Clinical Program at West Virginia University is comprised of two departmental program areas: Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child Psychololgy. The Program is based on the scientist-practitioner or Boulder model of training in which students acquire competencies in both conducting empirical research and engaging in clinical applied work in assessment, consultation, and intervention and has been accredited continuously by the American Psychological Association since 1966. In 2005, the Program was re-accredited for a full 7 years, with the next site visit scheduled to occur in 2012. For any questions regarding accreditation of this or any other program, contact the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone number: (202) 336-5979. Website: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.
The departmental program in Clinical Psychology offers training in broad-based behavioral approaches to clinical problems. Students entering with a bachelors degree typically take 5 years to complete degree requirements for the Ph.D.; students earn the M.S. degree upon completion of a masters thesis. Students entering with a masters degree and an approved empirical thesis typically complete degree requirements for the Ph.D. in 4 years.
The Department also offers a Professional Masters Program in Clinical Psychology for students with academic goals aimed at service-oriented professional careers in clinical psychology.<< Back to Doctoral Programs
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