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Our students are required to take courses in Psychodynamic (PSY 952) and Cognitive-Behavioral (PSY 954) approaches to psychotherapy.Both of these courses teach theories of human behavior and focus on evidence-based treatments as well as research on treatment process and outcomes.

A developmental psychopathology approach undergirds our curriculum and training model.

We emphasize development, including normal development, in our curriculum through our course on Child Therapy and Assessment.

The student then defends the proposal in front of a Master’s thesis committee which consists of the thesis chair and two other faculty members.

The final, completed thesis must be orally defended to the thesis committee during the student’s second year and presented to program faculty and students during a spring Clinical Science Forum.

Adherence to these principles is also modeled in our Clinical Science Forum and all of our research and clinical training activities.

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