Clinical Psychology (PhD) Los Angeles Curriculum Plan

Academic Year 1 – Semester 1

  • PSY6043 – Statistics (3 units)
  • PSY6044 – Statistics Lab (PhD) (0.5 units)
  • PSY6119 – Intercultural Processes/Human Diversity A (3 units)
  • PSY6529 – Clinical Interviewing I (3 units)
  • PSY6523 – Advanced Psychopathology (3 units)
  • Introduction to Emphasis Area course (choose one as required by emphasis area):
  • PSY6522 – Introduction to Emphasis Area: Multi Interest Option (MIO) (3 units)
  • PSY6607 – Family Psychology – FACE Emphasis (3 units)
  • PSY6608 – Community Clinical Issues (MCCP Emphasis) (3 units)
  • PSY7627 – Psychology of Health and Illness (3 units)

Academic Year 1 – Semester 2

  • PSY6023 – Principles of Research Design (3 units)
  • PSY6040A – Research Practicum (3 units)
  • PSY6044 – Statistics Lab (PhD) (0.5 units)
  • PSY6068 – Research Methods: Multivariate Statistics (3 units)
  • PSY6120 – Intercultural Processes/Human Diversity B (3 units)
  • PSY6533 – Clinical Interviewing II (3 units)

Academic Year 1 – Semester 3

  • PSY6101 – Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY6109 – Human Development/Lifespan (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY6530 – Introduction to Ethical Practice and Law (2 units)

Academic Year 2 – Semester 1

  • PSY6040B – Research Practicum (2 units)
  • PSY7112 – History & Systems of Psychology (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY7515 – Psychodiagnostic Assessment (3 units)
  • PSY7517 – Assessment Lab (0.5 units)
  • PSY6545A – Practicum I (2 units)
  • One year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
  • PSY7529 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units)
  • PSY7537 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Intervention (3 units)
  • PSY7543 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units)

Academic Year 2 – Semester 2

  • PSY6040C – Research Practicum (3 units)
  • PSY7516 – Psychodiagnostic Assessment (3 units)
  • PSY7518 – Assessment Lab (0.5 units)
  • PSY7570 – Preparation for Doctoral Candidacy (0 units)
  • PSY6545B – Practicum I (2 units)
  • One year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
  • PSY7530 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units)
  • PSY7538 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Interventions (3 units)
  • PSY7544 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units)

Academic Year 2 – Semester 3

  • PSY6112 – Social Basis of Behavior (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY6105 – Biological Aspects of Behavior (3 units)

Academic Year 3 – Semester 1

  • PSY7605 – Clinical Elective – Practice Seminars (1 to 3 units)
  • PSY6546A – Practicum II (2 units)
  • PSY8905 – Research in Applied Settings (3 units)
  • PSY8907 – Dissertation Development (3 to 5 units)
  • One year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
  • PSY7529 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units)
  • PSY7537 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Intervention (3 units)
  • PSY7543 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units)

Academic Year 3 – Semester 2

  • PSY6546B – Practicum II (2 units)
  • PSY7605 – Clinical Elective – Practice Seminars (1 to 3 units)
  • PSY8906 – Research in Applied Settings (3 units)
  • PSY8908 – Dissertation Development (4 to 5 units)
  • One year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
  • PSY7530 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units)
  • PSY7538 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Interventions (3 units)
  • PSY7544 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units)

Academic Year 4 – Semester 1

  • PSY6547A – Practicum III (2 units)
  • PSY7605 – Clinical Elective – Practice Seminars (1 to 3 units)
  • PSY9556 – Professional Roles (3 units)
  • PSY9925 – Ph.D. Doctoral Dissertation (1 to 7 units)

Academic Year 4 – Semester 2

  • PSY7605 – Clinical Elective – Practice Seminars (1 to 3 units)
  • PSY9926 – PhD Doctoral Dissertation (1 to 7 units)
  • PSY9557 – Professional Roles (3 units)
  • PSY6547B – Practicum III (2 units)

Academic Year 5 – Semester 1

  • PSY9531 – Full-Time Pre Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (11 units)

Academic Year 5 – Semester 2

  • PSY9532 – Full-Time Pre Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (11 units)

Academic Year 5 – Semester 3

  • PSY9533 – Full-Time Pre Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (8 units)

For more information on the prerequisites and courses for this program, please refer to the academic catalog.