The program learning outcomes of the Doctor of Psychology degree program are:
Formulate and express advanced conceptualizations of psychological ideas through interaction with others, with the capacity to design, evaluate, and defend these concepts.
Construct and assess logical and/or empirical evidence from advanced clinical psychological theory and research, employing complex judgments drawn from inferential statistics and scientific methodology.
Critically weigh and consider the clinical impact that cultural and social institutions have on psychotherapy clients’ ethical systems, values, worldview assumptions, and presenting, psychological symptoms.
Evaluate psychological sources and information, as well as generate psychological reports in professional and technically proficient language.
Critically appraise advanced psychological principles and findings from the clinical psychological literature, and generalize them to personal experiences so that the information is meaningful and organically applied to humanistic, grounded professional goals.
Distinguish between advanced, statistically based reasoning processes and apply to complex psychological research and questions about clinical treatment and assessment
Design an advanced system of inquiry that is rooted in peer-reviewed, empirical research findings to describe, critically evaluate, hypothesize about, predict outcome, and intervene with clinical populations.
Justify and validate the rationale underlying ethical behavior as it relates to professional standards of practice in clinical psychology.
Incorporate psychometric theory in designing assessment methods in clinical psychology, including critically evaluating established systems of diagnosis.
Create and evaluate evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment plans to reduce psychopathological symptoms and improve clients’ adaptive functioning.
Evaluate and integrate advanced findings from brain science with clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning.
Summarize and clinically incorporate research findings from cognitive science, affect theory, learning, memory, and motivation.
Distinguish between statistically normal and abnormal patterns of development across the lifespan, and discriminate between the various protective vs. risk factors that influence developmental outcomes for clinical populations.