Clinical Psychology PhD

brain scanIn a clinical psychology PhD program you learn to apply psychology to the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  There are many theories and approaches to clinical psychology, but it began in 1896 with the work of Lightner Witmer on learning disabilities. Other psychologists followed with their own theories and treatments of educational and other psychological disturbances, e.g., Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Alfred Adler.  Degree programs may vary slightly as to the content and specializations offered, depending on the research interests of the faculty.

This page provides further details of the programs, where they can be found, the career prospects after completion, and more. You will need to have a masters degree before taking a doctorate.  Click here to find out more about masters programs in clinical psychology.

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Programs:

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Programs:

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Programs:

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