Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
On-campus Degree Overview
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Regentís Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology is a combined masterís and doctoral degree program that offers students both a M.A. in Clinical Psychology and the Psy.D. The program is American Psychological Association (APA) accredited and prepares students for state licensure as a Clinical Psychologist. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology seeks to contribute to the ongoing development of clinical psychology from a Christian perspective while focusing on training, scholarship and service. Training in the Psy.D. program is faithful to the scientific and professional discipline of clinical psychology while maintaining a distinctively Christian identity.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program Highlights
Curriculum: View course sequence and descriptions.
Length: 121 credit hours. May be completed in five years. Students may begin the program in the fall semester.
Format: Offered entirely on-campus at our Virginia Beach campus.
Results: Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology.
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Graduates of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology will be eligible for licensure as clinical psychologists and as such are prepared for employment in a wide range of settings. Some of these opportunities include faith-based Christian group practices, Veterans Administration Centers, active-duty military psychologist slots, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, correctional institutions, university teaching positions, and university counseling programs. Graduates of the Psy.D. program are also able to pursue a variety of specialty settings such as post-doctoral fellowships in neuropsychology.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology graduates will be able to:
- Teach and evaluate students in the practitioner-scholar model of clinical psychology so that they will be capable of leadership in a variety of settings, including community outpatient and hospital settings, the church and mission field, academia, and much more.
- Educate students in accordance with the Christian faith – we refer to this as “integration across the curriculum,” and you will find it here at Regent.
- Mentor professional development that balances the spiritual, personal, relational and intellectual components of life.
- Facilitate the integration of Christian perspectives with scientifically-based clinical procedures in all of our core courses and electives.
- Train students in service-oriented clinical modalities that include an emphasis on underserved individuals, families and communities.