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Professional Psychology

Course of Study

Doctor of Psychology/Psy.D.
The School of Professional Psychology educates professional psychologists, offering a four- or five-year postbaccalaureate program leading to the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. Students may enter the program with either a bachelor's or master's degree, and provisions are available for transfer of some graduate credit.

The school was among the first doctoral programs in the country to open a practitioner model of training in which the primary emphasis in training is on application of psychology rather than on research. The program accepted its first students in 1978, and has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association.

The primary goal of the program is to train students broadly as general practitioners to allow students to prepare for an initial focus in a number of established and emerging areas of practice. Students receive training in each of the following areas: Intervention/psychotherapy, relationship skills, psychological assessment, research/evaluation/basic science, consultation/education, and management/supervision.

The program is dedicated to recognizing and infusing diversity throughout its curriculum. The interest in diversity is reflected in the student body, about half of whom are minorities and international students. Faculty and staff respect and reflect diversity.

The school maintains two training clinics-the university's counseling service and the Ellis Institute for Human Development, which is a training, service, and research center located near downtown Dayton. Each student is assigned for at least one year of practicum training to one of these sites. In addition, the program has contracts with a large number of community human service agencies that provide off-campus practicum training.

Extensive financial aid is available to students in the form of tuition waivers and stipends. Information about the program and materials for admission can be obtained from the school's admissions office at 117 Health Sciences Building, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001, or by visiting our Web site at http://www.wright.edu/sopp/. The telephone number is (937) 775-3492.

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