What is Psychology: Clinical Child at WVU like?
The Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology areas of emphasis jointly comprise West Virginia University’s accredited doctoral training program in Health Service (Clinical) Psychology. It has been accredited continuously by the American Psychological Association since 1966. In 2020, the program was re-accredited for ten years, with the next site visit scheduled to occur in 2030.
The Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology area of emphasis is based on the scientist-practitioner or “Boulder” model of training in which the clinician is trained as both researcher and practitioner (Raimy, 1950). Consistent with the consensus statement issued by the National Conference on Scientist-Practitioner Education and Training for the Professional Practice of Psychology (Belar & Perry, 1992), our graduates are “uniquely educated and trained to generate and integrate scientific and professional knowledge, attitudes, and skills so as to further psychological science, the professional practice of psychology, and human welfare,” and, as such, are “capable of functioning as an investigator and as a practitioner, and may function as either or both, consistent with the highest standards of psychology” (p. 72).
The accredited program at West Virginia University prepares students for entering the profession of health service (clinical) psychology. Given the myriad of different and changing requirements across jurisdictions, we cannot assure that graduates of the program will meet course requirements for licensure in all states, territories, or other entities.
Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.
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