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Professional Psychology


Larry James, Ph.D., ABPP, Dean
LaPearl Logan Winfrey, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Clinical Training
Jeffery Allen, Ph.D., ABPP
James Dobbins, Ph.D., ABPP
Scott Fraser, Ph.D., ABPP
Kathleen Malloy, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Practicum
Cheryl Meyer, Ph.D., J.D.
Leon VandeCreek, Ph.D., ABPP
Betty Yung, Ph.D.

Associate Professors
Eve M. Wolf, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Robert Rando, Ph.D., ABPP
Janeece Warfield, Psy.D.
Julie Williams, Psy.D.

Assistant Professors
Allison Fernander, Psy.D.
Michelle Schultz, Psy.D.
Martyn Whittingham, Ph.D.
Heather Allen-Wilder, Psy.D.

Course of Study

Doctor of Psychology/Psy.D.
The School of Professional Psychology educates professional psychologists, offering a five-year post baccalaureate program leading to the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. Students complete course work, practicum training and dissertation in the first four years of the program. The fifth year of the program students complete a one-year internship. Students may enter with either a bachelorís or masterís degree, and provisions are available for transfer of graduate credit, if eligible.

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, diversity, psychological assessment, research/evaluation/basic science, consultation/education, and management/supervision. The program is dedicated to recognizing and infusing diversity throughout its curriculum. The focus on 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 universityís Counseling and Wellness Services; 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.

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 schoolís admissions office at 110 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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Fax: (937) 775-2453
E-mail: wsugrad@wright.edu
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