PsyD in Clinical Psychology Curriculum, Sacramento

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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

  • PSY6051 – Data Analysis, Research Design and Program Evaluation (3 units)
  • PSY6123 – Cultural Diversity Training (1 unit)
  • PSY6501 – Intellectual Assessment (3 units)
  • PSY6520 – Introduction to Psychotherapy (2 units)
  • PSY6523 – Advanced Psychopathology (3 units)
  • PSY6530 – Introduction to Ethical Practice and Law (2 units)

Semester 2

  • PSY6052 – Data Analysis, Research Design and Program Evaluation (3 units)
  • PSY6124 – Cultural Diversity Training (1 to 2 units)
  • PSY6505 – Personality Assessment: Methods (3 units)
  • PSY6450 – Theories of Personality and Psychotherapy (2 units)
  • PSY6510 – Supervision Experience (1 unit)
  • PSY6570 – First Year Clinical Practicum (2 units)
  • Discipline-Specific Knowledge Course (3 units)

Additional Course(s)

  • Elective(s) (2 units)

Academic Year 2

Semester 1

  • PSY6506 – Personality Assessment: Integration (3 units)
  • PSY7123 – Cultural Diversity Training (1 unit)
  • PSY7571 – Second Year Clinical Practicum (2 units)
  • PSY7911 – PsyD Proposal Development (2 to 3 units)
  • Discipline-Specific Knowledge Course (3 units)
  • Discipline-Specific Knowledge Course (3 units)

Semester 2

  • PSY7572 – Second Year Clinical Practicum (2 units)
  • PSY7912 – PsyD Proposal Development (2 to 3 units)
  • Discipline-Specific Knowledge Course (3 units)
  • Discipline-Specific Knowledge Course (3 units)

Additional Courses

  • Core Therapy Course (3 units)
  • Elective (2 units)

Academic Year 3

Semester 1

  • PSY8509 – Supervision Seminar (1 to 3 units)
  • PSY8569 – Pragmatic Foundations of Clinical Practice (1 to 2 units)
  • PSY8571 – Third Year Clinical Practicum (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY8913 – PsyD Clinical Dissertation (3 units)

Semester 2

  • PSY7566 – Ethical Foundations of Clinical Practice (2 units)
  • PSY8123 – Cultural Diversity Training (1 unit)
  • PSY8510 – Supervision Seminar (1 to 3 units)
  • PSY8568 – Education, Consultation and Advocacy (2 units)
  • PSY8572 – Third Year Clinical Practicum (2 to 3 units)
  • PSY8914 – PsyD Clinical Dissertation (2 to 3 units)

Additional Courses

  • Core Therapy Course (3 units)
  • Elective (4 units)

Academic Year 4

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 3

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

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