Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Psy.D. Curriculum

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The Psy.D. program is a full-time program. Students take four/five courses per semester and devote 10 - 16 hours per week to clinical training. Classes begin the first week of September and end by the middle of May. There are no required courses during the summer; however, elective courses are offered during the summer. Students are also expected to fulfill other program requirements such as comprehensive examinations and dissertation preparation during the summer.

Students complete four years of coursework on the Baltimore campus. First and second year students complete their clinical placements at the Loyola Clinical Centers. Third and fourth year students complete their clinical placement hours at various are field placement sites

For all students entering first year of curriculum Fall 2012 and beyond (126 Credits) and second year of curriculum Fall 2012 and beyond (93 credits)

All requirements for the Psy.D. program, including the dissertation and internship, must be completed within seven years of enrollment in the program. This necessitates that students apply for internship no later than the fall of their sixth academic year.

FIRST YEAR

Fall Term (19 credits)

  • PY 601 Cognitive Assessment (3 credits)

  • PY 615 Advanced Psychopathology (3 credits)

  • PY 620 Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy (3 credits)

  • PY 706, 707 and 708 Introduction to Clinical Experiences ( 2 credits each)

  • PY 810 Psychological Measurement (3 credits)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 925 Clinical Applications MAC (1 credit)

Spring Term (17 credits)

  • PY 602 Personality Assessment (3 credits)

  • PY 621 Principles & Practices of Psychotherapy (3 credits)

  • PY 706, 707 and 708 Introduction to Clinical Experiences ( 2 credits each)

  • PY 816 Life Span Development* (3 credits)

  • PY 832 Research Methods in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)

  • PY 890 Dissertation Preparation (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 925 Clinical Applications MAC (1 credit)

* Incoming second year students will need to take PY 816 in the spring of their 3rd or 4th year.

SECOND YEAR

Fall Term (14 credits)

  • PY 800 Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues (3 credits)

  • PY 801 Principles of Objective Personality & Suicide Assessment (3 credits)

  • PY 870 Diversity Seminar (3 credits)

  • PY 891 Introduction to Dissertation I (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 920 Clinical Placement I (2 credits; ~10 hrs/wk)

  • PY 925 Clinical Applications MAC (1 credits)

Spring Term (17 credits)

  • PY 802 Principles & Methods of Assessment (3 credits)

  • PY 814 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)

  • PY 815 Psychopathology Seminar (3 credits)

  • PY 833 Research Methods & Data Analysis in Clinical Psychology (3 credits)

  • PY 891 Introduction to Dissertation I (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 920 Clinical Placement I (2 credits; ~10 hrs/wk)

  • PY 925 Clinical Applications MAC ( 1 credit)

* Incoming second year students will need to take PY 816 in the spring of their 3rd or 4th year.

 
Summer Term (3 credits)

  • PY 840 Consultation Theory and Practice (3 credits)

  • PY 930 Clinical Placement Summer and/or PY 931Clinical Applications Assessment Summer (0 credits; P/F)

 

THIRD YEAR

Fall Term (14 credits)

  • PY 818 Psychopharmacology (3 credits)

  • PY 820 Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Behavior  (3 credits)

  • PY 886 Advanced Topics in Professional Psychology #1 (3 credits)

  • PY 892 Introduction to Dissertation II (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 921 Clinical Placement II (3 credits; ~16 hrs/wk)


Spring Term (17 (20*) credits)

  • PY 813 Seminar on Social and Cultural Bases of Psychology (3 credits)

  • PY 842 Supervision Theory and Practice (3 credits)

  • PY 845 Models of Psychotherapy #1 (3 credits)

  • PY 845 Models of Psychotherapy #2 (3 credits)

  • PY 892 Introduction to Dissertation II (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 921 Clinical Placement II (3 credits; ~16 hrs/wk)

* Incoming second year students will need to take PY 816 in the spring of their 3rd or 4th year.


Summer Term

  • Students may take electives (PY 845 and/or PY 886 courses) and may also be required to complete or start clinical placements

 

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Term (14 credits)

  • PY 819 Historical & Philosophical Bases of Psychology * (3 credits)

  • PY 886 Advanced Topics in Professional Psychology #2 (3 credits)

  • PY 902 Clinical Dissertation I (3 credits; P/F)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 922 Clinical Placement III (3 credits; ~16 hrs/wk)


Spring Term (11 (14*) credits)

  • PY 845 Models of Psychotherapy #3 (3 credits)

  • PY 903 Clinical Dissertation II (3 credits; P/F)

  • PY 912 Colloquium (0 credits; P/F)

  • PY 918 Professional Consultation and Development (2 credits; P/F)

  • PY 922 Clinical Placement III (3 credits; ~16 hrs/wk)

* Incoming second year students will need to take PY 816 in the spring of their 3rd or 4th year


Summer Term

  • Students may take electives (PY 845 and/or PY 886 courses) and may also be required to complete or start clinical placements


FIFTH YEAR

Fall Term

  • PY 950 Clinical Internship I (0 credits; P/F)

Spring Term

  • PY 951 Clinical Internship II (0 credits; P/F)


(Revised 1-23-14)

*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC  20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979
Email:
apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation