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Clinical Psychology PsyD Fresno

A Practioner-Scholar Program

The APA-accredited Fresno Clinical PsyD Program is designed primarily for students interested in clinical practice. The program emphasizes clinical skills and the application of research knowledge with diverse populations in a wide range of settings.

Treating Humans, Seeing Human Systems

The program takes a systemic approach, training students to consider the role of diverse systems in creating and/or remedying individual and social problems such as child abuse. It also teaches students to think beyond treating individual problems to becoming advocates for groups of clients with similar issues. In this way they can become powerful agents of change in society. 

Special Fresno Benefits

Fresno PsyD students benefit from several unique campus-specific features:

  • Psychological Services Center: Campus-based practica in Fresno are conveniently offered in the Psychological Services Center, under the supervision of the clinic supervisors and/or faculty.
  • Emphasis Areas: The Fresno PsyD program offers the selection of one or more of the following to develop areas of focused study and clinical expertise:
  • Ecosystemic child
  • Clinical forensic psychology
  • Health psychology

Students may elect to be trained as generalists sampling from any of the emphasis area courses. 

Duration and Requirements

The PsyD program takes a minimum of four years to complete, with the fourth year spent in a full-time internship. A doctoral research project is required.  

Fresno: A Great Place to Study and Take a Break

The proximity of the Fresno campus to national parks and lakes offers opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, kayaking, skiing and other recreational activities, to offset the intensive pace of doctoral training. These amenities combine with a relatively low cost of living to make the strong Fresno programs especially attractive.


The CSPP Fresno Clinical Psychology PsyD program is accredited, by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), which requires that we provide data on time to completion, program costs, internships, attrition and licensure. Please follow the link below for that information. We hope this information will help you to make an informed decision regarding your graduate study.


Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, N.E., Washington DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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