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Certificate in Clinical Psychology, Doctoral Respecialization Curriculum


Curriculum Plan (2022 – 2023)

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.

Based upon the student’s background, a DRP curriculum is tailored to include both academic work and clinical training experiences (20-24 hours per week) appropriate for licensure. The program generally is completed in three full-time years. A typical program includes 43 units of course work and three years of postdoctoral clinical experience (two years of practicum experience, and one year of full-time internship). At completion of the program students generally will have the full 3,000 hours necessary to be license eligible.

Typical course requirements for a respecialization student include:

  • Clinical and Ethical Issues
  • Theory and Technique of Clinical Practice
  • Intelligence Assessment
  • Psychodiagnostic Assessment
  • Advanced Clinical Seminars
  • Advanced Clinical Skills
  • Psychopharmacology

Depending upon the individual’s background, some of the following additional may be included:

  • Psychopathology
  • Observation and Interviewing
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Sociocultural Diversity
  • Supervision/Consultation/Management

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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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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