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PhD in Clinical Psychology

Develop your expertise and leadership in clinical psychology.



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PhD in Clinical Psychology Program Overview in California

A PhD in Clinical Psychology is a great way to expand your knowledge and skills and increase your career options in the field of clinical science. The clinical psychology PhD program trains clinical students to conduct psychological assessment and research. With a focus on mental health and human behavior, the PhD program in clinical psychology prepares you to understand the psychological processes underlying human behavior and the tools used to apply this knowledge in clinical practice, resulting in improving the health and well-being of communities.

Whether you’re helping patients with anxiety disorders or studying new advancements in cognitive-behavioral therapy, our APA-accredited Clinical Psychology PhD programs will help you gain the clinical skills needed to get to where you want to be in the mental healthcare industry. The California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) offers four PhD degree programs in Clinical Psychology, each accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Our experienced faculty members in the PhD Clinical Psychology program teach challenging courses that meet a variety of guidelines outlined by the APA and offer unparalleled education within the mental health field. Explore our programs below.

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Program Highlights


All CSPP clinical Psychology PhD degree programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association and taught by experienced faculty members.

Research Opportunities

Our Clinical PhD programs are unique in their focus on psychological clinical science research through rich and varied opportunities within the community to help you become a clinical psychologist.

Scholarship Paired with Practice

In our Clinical PhD programs, you will receive clinical training practicum opportunities and will be required to complete a doctoral internship. Depending on the doctoral program you choose, you may also pursue teaching assistantships. All programs provide opportunities to prepare you for licensure and a successful career as a health service clinical psychologist upon graduation.



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"I couldn’t have asked for more of CSPP—the training opportunities, the practicum, the number of sites that you are given access to— it really delivers in terms of the clinical training…it’s spectacular."

Anna Jacques
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At Alliant, our mission is to prepare students for professional careers of service and leadership and to promote the discovery and application of knowledge to improve lives. We offer an education that is accredited, focused on practical knowledge and skills, connected with diverse faculty and alumni, and aimed at the student experience.

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Founded in 1969, CSPP was one of the nation’s first independent schools of professional psychology. Today, CSPP continues its commitment to preparing the next generation of mental health professionals through graduate-level degree programs in clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, clinical counseling, organizational psychology, psychopharmacology, and more.


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