PsyD in Clinical Psychology Curriculum, Los Angeles

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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 (17 units)

  • PSY61190/PSY6119 - Intercultural Processes/Human Diversity A (3 units)
  • PSY65230/PSY6523 - Advanced Psychopathology (3 units)
  • PSY65290/PSY6529 - Clinical Interviewing I (3 units) *
  • PSY65310/PSY6531 - Ethics and Professional Development A (1 unit) *
  • PSY65410/PSY6541 - First Year Practicum (1 unit)
  • PSY75150/PSY7515 - Psychodiagnostic Assessment (3 units, includes 1 hr/wk mandatory lab)
  • Intro to Emphasis Area (choose one as required by emphasis area):
    • PSY65220/PSY6522 - Introduction to Emphasis Area: (3 units) (MIO emphasis)
    • PSY66070/PSY6607 - Family Psychology (3 units) (FACE emphasis)
    • PSY66080/PSY6608 - Community Clinical Issues (MCCP Emphasis) (3 units)
    • PSY76270/PSY7627 - Psychology of Health and Illness (3 units) (CHP Emphasis)

Semester 2 (17 units)

  • PSY60270/PSY6027 - Introduction to Professional Writing (1 unit) *
  • PSY60420/PSY6042 - Research & Test Design (PsyD) (3 units) **
  • PSY61200/PSY6120 - Intercultural Processes/Human Diversity B (3 units)
  • PSY64500/PSY6450 - Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy (2 units) *
  • PSY65320/PSY6532 - Ethics and Professional Development B (1 unit) *
  • PSY65340/PSY6534 - Advanced Psychopathology B (3 units)
  • PSY65420/PSY6542 - Practicum I (1 unit)
  • PSY75160/PSY7516 - Psychodiagnostic Assessment (3 units, includes 1 hr/wk mandatory lab)

Semester 3 (6 units)

  • PSY61012/PSY6101 - Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior (2 units)
  • PSY61092/PSY6109 - Human Development/Lifespan (2 units)
  • PSY61122/PSY6112 - Social Basis of Behavior (2 units)

Academic Year 2

Semester 1 (11 units)

  • PSY60410/PSY6041 - Statistics (PsyD) (3 units) **
  • PSY72940/PSY7294 - Clinical Interventions: Adults A (2 units)
  • PSY75530/PSY7553 - Field Based Practicum (2 units)
  • PSY79112/PSY7911 - PsyD Proposal Development (2 units)
  • Additional Intervention sequence (choose one; FACE students must choose Family/Child):
    • PSY72900/PSY7290 - Clinical Interventions: Family/Child A (2 units)
    • PSY72920/PSY7292 - Clinical Interventions: Child/Adolescent A (2 units)

Semester 2 (11 units)

  • PSY61050/PSY6105 - Biological Aspects of Behavior (3 units) **
  • PSY72950/PSY7295 - Clinical Interventions: Adults B (2 units)
  • PSY75540/PSY7554 - Field Based Practicum (2 units)
  • PSY79122/PSY7912 - PsyD Proposal Development (2 units)
  • Continue additional Intervention sequence from Year 2, Semester 1:
    • PSY72910/PSY7291 - Clinical Interventions: Family/Child B (2 units)
    • PSY72930/PSY7293 - Clinical Interventions: Child/Adolescent B (2 units)

Semester 3 (6 units)

  • PSY70020/PSY7002 - Program Development & Evaluation (2 units)
  • PSY71122/PSY7112 - History & Systems of Psychology (2 units)
  • PSY71150/PSY7115 - Psychopharmacology (2 units)

Academic Year 3

Semester 1 (11 units)

  • PSY76053A-Z/PSY7605- Clinical Elective- Practice Seminars (3 units)
  • PSY84530/PSY8453 - Field-Based Practicum III (2 units)
  • PSY89110/PSY8911 - Clinical Dissertation (1 unit)
  • PSY81190/PSY8119 - Professional Roles (2 units)
  • Choose one additional semester-long PSY76053A-Z/PSY7605 course for Semester 1 or one yearlong PSY95000/PSY9500 for Semester 1 and 2:
    • PSY76053A-Z/PSY7605- Clinical Elective- Practice Seminars (3 units)
    • PSY95000/PSY9500 - Advanced Clinical Elective (3 units)

Semester 2 (11 units)

  • PSY76053A-Z/PSY7605- Clinical Elective- Practice Seminars (3 units)
  • PSY81200/PSY8120 - Clinical Supervision and Consultation (2 units)
  • PSY84540/PSY8454 - Field-Based Practicum III (2 units)
  • PSY89120/PSY8912 - Clinical Dissertation (1 unit)
  • Choose one additional semester-long PSY76053A-Z/PSY7605 course for Semester 1 or one yearlong PSY95000/PSY9500 for Semester 1 and 2:
    • PSY76053A-Z/PSY7605- Clinical Elective- Practice Seminars (3 units)
    • PSY95000/PSY9500 - Advanced Clinical Elective (3 units)

Academic Year 4

Semester 1 (11 units)

  • PSY95310/PSY9531 - Full-Time Pre Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (11 units)

Semester 2 (11 units)

  • PSY95320/PSY9532 - Full-Time Pre Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (11 units)

Semester 3 (8 units)

  • PSY95330/PSY9533 - Full-Time Pre Do

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.

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