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PhD in Clinical Psychology Curriculum, Los Angeles

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Curriculum Plan (2021 – 2022)


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.

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Academic Year 1

Semester 1

  • PSY60430 – Statistics (3 units)
  • PSY60440 – Statistics Lab (PhD) (0.5 units)
  • PSY61190 – Intercultural Processes/Human Diversity A (3 units)
  • PSY65290 – Clinical Interviewing I (3 units)
  • PSY65230 – Advanced Psychopathology (3 units)
  • Introduction to Emphasis Area course (choose one as required by emphasis area):
    • PSY65220 – Introduction to Emphasis Area: Multi Interest Option (MIO) (3 units)
    • PSY66070 – Family Psychology - FACE Emphasis (3 units)
    • PSY66080 – Community Clinical Issues (MCCP Emphasis) (3 units) 
    • PSY76270 – Psychology of Health and Illness (3 units) 

Semester 2

  • PSY60230 – Principles of Research Design (3 units)
  • PSY60400A – Research Practicum (3 units)
  • PSY60440 – Statistics Lab (PhD) (0.5 units)
  • PSY60680 – Research Methods: Multivariate Statistics (3 units)
  • PSY61200 – Intercultural Processes/Human Diversity B (3 units)
  • PSY65330 – Clinical Interviewing II (3 units)

Semester 3

  • PSY61012 – Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (2 units)
  • PSY61092 – Human Development/Lifespan (2 units)
  • PSY65300 – Introduction to Ethical Practice and Law (2 units)
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Academic Year 2

Semester 1

  • PSY60400B – Research Practicum (2 units)
  • PSY71123 – History and Systems of Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY75150 – Psychodiagnostic Assessment (3 units)
  • PSY75170 – Assessment Lab (0.5 units)
  • PSY65450A – Practicum I (2 units)
  • One year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
    • PSY75290 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units) 
    • PSY75370 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Intervention (3 units) 
    • PSY75430 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units) 

Semester 2

  • PSY60400C – Research Practicum (3 units)
  • PSY75160 – Psychodiagnostic Assessment (3 units)
  • PSY75180 – Assessment Lab (0.5 units)
  • PSY75700 – Preparation for Doctoral Candidacy (0 units)
  • PSY65450B – Practicum I (2 units)
  • One year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
    • PSY75300 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units) 
    • PSY75380 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Interventions (3 units) 
    • PSY75440 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units) 

Semester 3

  • PSY61122 – Social Basis of Behavior (2 to 3 units) - take for 2 units
  • PSY61050 – Biological Aspects of Behavior (3 units)
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Academic Year 3

Semester 1

  • PSY76053A-Z – Clinical Elective Practice Seminars (3 units)
  • PSY65460A – Practicum II (2 units)
  • PSY89050 – Research in Applied Settings (3 units)
  • PSY89070 – Dissertation Development (3 units)
  • One-year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
    • PSY75290 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units) 
    • PSY75370 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Intervention (3 units) 
    • PSY75430 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units) 

Semester 2

  • PSY65460B – Practicum II (2 units)
  • PSY76053A-Z – Clinical Elective- Practice Seminars (3 units)
  • PSY89060 – Research in Applied Settings (3 units)
  • PSY89084 – Dissertation Development (4 units)
  • One year-long Interventions course (6 total units: Semester 1/Semester 2):
    • PSY75300 – Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Interventions (3 units) 
    • PSY75380 – Psychodynamic Approaches to Interventions (3 units) 
    • PSY75440 – Systems Approaches to Intervention (3 units) 
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Academic Year 4

Semester 1

  • PSY65470A – Practicum III (2 units)
  • PSY76053A-Z – Clinical Elective- Practice Seminars (3 units)
  • PSY95560 – Professional Roles (3 units)
  • PSY99254 – PhD Doctoral Dissertation (4 units)

Semester 2

  • PSY76053A-Z – Clinical Elective- Practice Seminars (3 units)
  • PSY99264 – PhD Doctoral Dissertation (4 units)
  • PSY95570 – Professional Roles (3 units)
  • PSY65470B – Practicum III (2 units)
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Academic Year 5

Semester 1

  • PSY95310 – Full-Time Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (11 units)

Semester 2

  • PSY95320 – Full-Time Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (11 units)

Semester 3

  • PSY95330 – Full-Time Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (8 units)
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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.

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