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Psychology: Clinical Child  Doctoral

Overview

What is Psychology: Clinical Child at WVU like?

Description

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.

Application Deadlines

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.

Fall : December 1

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Psychology: Clinical Child at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Psychology: Clinical Child graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional admissions considerations:

  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all attended institutions.

Certain application requirements may be waived based on a preliminary review of an application by program.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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