Clinical Psychology (PhD)
What is A Clinical Psychology Degree?
Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processing, and Clinical Psychology is a specialty in the field that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and disabilities. In the PhD program in Clinical Psychology you’ll study subjects like cognitive assessment, clinical assessment, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychopathology, child psychopathology, research methods, statistical analysis, and others. You’ll have several practicum experiences, write and defend a dissertation, and possibly serve an internship.
By earning a PhD in Clinical Psychology and passing the licensure exam, you’ll be able to practice as a Clinical Psychologist, treating patients in a variety of settings such as private offices, group practices, hospitals, clinics, and counseling centers. The degree will also prepare you to do psychological research and teach at a university or college.
The videos below discuss “typical” programs, so they should help regardless of which school you are considering.