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Dr. O'Shaughnessy, an Assistant Professor of CSPP Clinical Counseling

Dr. Tiffany O'Shaughnessy Works to Improve Counseling Services for the LGBTQ Community.

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Wanyu Chang, PsyD CSPP t Clinical Psychology PhD Student

All three of the 2013 LACPA Convention Poster Award Winners are from the CSPP Clinical Psychology PhD and PsyD programs in Los Angeles. 

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Jennifer Konkin

The Leadership Study: Interesting, understandable and practical research from San Diego Organizational Psychology graduate Dr. Jennifer Konkin.

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CSPPEvents

 

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The Industrial and Organizational PhD program at CSPP provided me with the foundation to build a successful and fulfilling career in the United States military.

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Jei Africa, 2003 CSPP Graduate

CSPP Graduate, Dr. Jei Africa

Dr. Africa supports CSPP student research in Filipino American Studies with the Jei Africa Dissertation Award.

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Professional Training

A WEALTH OF HANDS-ON TRAINING, RICH IN SCOPE

All clinical doctoral students participate in required field experiences during most years of their program. The programs require students to experience a breadth of practicum experiences, including a range of populations and age groups. This offers extensive practical exposure and continual opportunities to apply research and theory in real-world situations.

Breadth and depth are the hallmarks of clinical training here, with practica involving:

  • Numerous evidence-based treatment modalities
  • A broad range of theoretical orientations
  • Multiple treatment settings
  • A wide, diverse range of patient populations
     

EXPAND EXPERIENCE WITH NEW YEARLY PLACEMENTS

Practica and internships are generally assigned on a one-year basis. Students usually assume new field placement positions at the beginning of each academic year so they can gain exposure to a variety of training models. We attempt to match student interests and needs to training site offerings, although procedures for matching vary from campus to campus.

FULL-TIME OR HALF-TIME INTERNSHIP: IT’S YOUR CHOICE

We offer two models of internship training: full-time placement in the last year of the program and two half-time internships in the last two program years.

  • Full-time placements are APA-accredited or APPIC-accredited and many offer stipends. CAPIC-accredited internships are also an option for students and can be fulltime or part-time, with or without stipends.]
  • Although we encourage students to apply for APA- or APPIC-accredited internships, CSPP also offers the part-time internship option in agencies carefully selected for our students.

Both models provide a high-quality, sequential and cumulative learning experience.

EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITIES

Practicum placement opportunities vary by campus, specific to the opportunities available in the cities and counties around each campus area. We invite you to explore the links below to learn more about the types of practicum opportunities offered in Fresno, Fresno/Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (PhD)

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)