Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Total Credits 
99 credits
Required classes meet twice per week on consecutive days
Core Program Duration 
5 years
Medaille’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model as articulated by the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology and meets educational requirements for psychology licensure in New York.
About the Program 

Medaille College offers the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) in Buffalo as a full-time, five-year, practitioner-oriented program that prepares students for careers as licensed psychologists. Graduates are prepared to engage in the ethical and diversity-sensitive practice of professional psychology. We provide training in psychological assessment, psychotherapy, consultation and clinical leadership. You will gain a firm grounding in the scientific and clinical underpinnings of psychology to deliver effective diagnostic and therapeutic services.

What can you do with this degree?
The program is designed to lead to licensure in New York, and after satisfying post-doctoral and examination requirements, graduates will be eligible for positions such as
What can you do with this degree? 
Private Practice Psychologists
Public Sector Sector Clinical Psychologists
Forensic Psychologists

Program Format 
On Campus

Classes held twice per week on consecutive days

Over 1,000 hours of supervised practicum experience in assessment and therapy

One-year pre-doctoral internship under the supervision of qualified psychologists

Clinical dissertation in close consultation with your faculty advisor

Fall-only start

The Medaille Family Counseling Center serves as a counselor-in-training facility for students enrolled in Medaille College’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. This unique collaboration between BestSelf Behavioral Health and Medaille is a fully licensed BestSelf mental health outpatient treatment location offering families and individuals evidence-based mental health therapy. The state-of-the-art facility affords graduate level students an in-depth, first-hand learning experience that is unparalleled in Western New York.

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