Clinical Psychology (PsyD) San Diego Curriculum Plan

Please note that there may be other requirements for completion or options for elective and specialized courses. Please see the academic catalog for the full curriculum. Course offerings and sequence are subject to change.

Academic Year 1 – Semester 1

  • PSY6129 – Multicultural Competency Development (3 units)
  • PSY6501 – Intellectual Assessment (3 units)
  • PSY6520 – Introduction to Psychotherapy (2 units)
  • PSY6521 – Introduction to Psychotherapy Practicum (1 unit)
  • PSY6523 – Advanced Psychopathology (3 units)
  • PSY6541 – First Year Practicum (1 unit)
  • Choose one of the following:
  • PSY6524 – Theories of Personality, Pathology and Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic (3 units)
  • PSY6525 – Theories of Personality, Pathology and Psychotherapy: Behavioral/Social Learning (3 units)

Academic Year 1 – Semester 2

  • PSY6003 – History and Systems of Psychology (1 unit)
  • PSY6014 – Qualitative Methods of Research (3 units)
  • PSY6031 – Statistics, Psychometrics and Research Design (3 units)
  • PSY6503 – Personality Assessment I (Objective) (3 units)
  • PSY6541 – First Year Practicum (1 unit)
  • PSY6720 – Advanced Psychotherapy (2 units)
  • Choose one of the following:
  • PSY6605 – Introduction to Integrative Psychology (2 units)
  • PSY6540 – Family Systems Theory (2 units)

Academic Year 2 – Semester 1

  • PSY6030 – Psychometrics and Advanced Statistics (3 units)
  • PSY6101 – Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY6504 – Personality Assessment II (Projective) (3 units)
  • PSY7550 – Practicum in Professional Psychology (1 unit)
  • PSY7551 – Practicum Consultation (1 unit)
  • PSY7564 – Ethics (1 unit)
  • PSY7911 – PsyD Proposal Development (2 to 3 units)
  • Choose one of the following (cannot be the same as the one taken in the Academic Year 1 – Semester 1):
  • PSY6524 – Theories of Personality, Pathology and Psychotherapy: Psychoanalytic (3 units)
  • PSY6525 – Theories of Personality, Pathology and Psychotherapy: Behavioral/Social Learning (3 units)

Academic Year 2 – Semester 2

  • PSY6105 – Biological Aspects of Behavior (3 units)
  • PSY6112 – Social Basis of Behavior (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY6140 – Developmental Psychology/Lifespan Development (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY7514 – Advanced Assessment Elective (3 units)
  • PSY7550 – Practicum in Professional Psychology (1 unit)
  • PSY7551 – Practicum Consultation (1 unit)
  • PSY7564 – Ethics (1 unit)
  • PSY7911 – PsyD Proposal Development (2 to 3 units)

Academic Year 3 – Semester 1

  • PSY6116 – Issues in Chemical Dependency and Treatment (2 units)
  • PSY7565 – Advanced Ethics and Professional Issues (2 units)
  • Elective (3 units)
  • PSY8512 – Supervision Seminar (1 unit)
  • PSY8513 – Supervision Lab (1 unit)
  • PSY8550 – Practicum III (2 units)
  • PSY8551 – Clinical Consultation Group – Practicum III (1 unit)
  • PSY8980 – PsyD Clinical Dissertation Group (1 unit)

Academic Year 3 – Semester 2

  • Therapy Elective/Clinical Elective (3 units)
  • Therapy Elective/Clinical Elective (3 units)
  • Multicultural Practice Elective (3 units)
  • PSY8522 – Professional Development (2 units)
  • PSY8550 – Practicum III (2 units)
  • PSY8551 – Clinical Consultation Group – Practicum III (1 unit)
  • PSY8980 – PsyD Clinical Dissertation Group (1 unit)

Academic Year 4 – Semester 1

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

Academic Year 4 – Semester 2

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

Academic Year 4 – Semester 3

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

Half-Time Internship Option

Academic Year 4 – Semester 1

  • PSY9561 – Half-Time Predoctoral Internship (5 units)

Academic Year 4 – Semester 2

  • PSY9562 – Half-Time Predoctoral Internship (5 units)

Academic Year 4 – Semester 3

  • PSY9563 – Half-Time Predoctoral Internship (5 units)

Academic Year 5 – Semester 1

  • PSY9564 – Half-Time Predoctoral Internship (5 units)

Academic Year 5 – Semester 2

  • PSY9565 – Half-Time Predoctoral Internship (5 units)

Academic Year 5 – Semester 3

  • PSY9566 – Half-Time Predoctoral Internship (5 units)

 

Instruction may be provided on-ground, online or in hybrid modalities, and varies by program. For on-ground and hybrid programs, instruction is primarily provided at an Alliant campus; however, some instructional activities may take place off campus at a location appropriate for the particular activity, including, but not limited to, online courses or online portion of courses, internships, practicums, or field placement activities.

For online programs, instruction is provided online; however, some programs may include an in-person residency requirement at one of Alliant’s campuses. Additional instructional activities, including, but not limited to internships, practicums, or field placement activities may take place at a location appropriate for the particular activity.