In the fourth year, students are expected to submit and defend a dissertation proposal. Many students will also collect the data for and begin writing the dissertation during this year.
The fifth and/or sixth years are reserved for the completion of a doctoral dissertation and a full-time APA/CPA-accredited clinical internship. Prior to or at the time of advancement to candidacy, students will be required to sign a statement of understanding that (1) the doctoral faculty will communicate with the clinical internship agency all information relevant to the student’s academic and professional qualifications for placement and continuation in the internship, and (2) the student understands that the clinical internship must be satisfactorily completed before graduation. While on internship, students must remain registered in PSY 894 - Clinical Internship and PSY 899 - Doctoral Dissertation .
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic performance with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. According to doctoral program policy, falling below a 3.0 GPA automatically places the student on academic probation. The student may not remain on academic probation for more than one year. In addition, any time a student’s insufficiency to meet program minimum standards comes up twice (e.g., failing two courses, failing comprehensive examinations twice, or failing a course and comprehensive examination or practicum), the program will formally review that student’s progress and make a determination whether the student will be allowed to continue. Three insufficiencies will constitute grounds for dismissal from the program without further qualification, regardless of the student’s overall GPA.
In clinical psychology, adherence to the current APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct is mandatory. Students who knowingly or unknowingly violate any part of the APA Code of Conduct or other ethical and professional principles promulgated by APA may be dismissed from the program without further qualification regardless of coursework, research, or other academic achievement. A copy of the ethical code is made available to students at their initial orientation.
The following faculty members of the cooperating institutions participate in the joint doctoral program in clinical psychology and are available for direction of research and as members of joint doctoral committees.
San Diego State University:
Program Director: Malcarne
Program Members: Amir, Blashill, Carper, Cronan, Fishman, Gallo, Gilbert, Helm, Holcomb, Horvath, Kappenman, Malcarne, Marinkovic, Matt, Mattson, Moore, Müller, Murphy, Price, Riley, Roesch, Sereno, Talavera, M. Taylor, Thoman, Thomas, Vaughn, F. Villodas, M. Villodas, Weersing, Wells, Wiggins, Yeh
University of California, San Diego:
Program Director: Heaton
Program Members: Aarons, Afari, Akshoomoff, Anderson, Angkaw, Ayers, Backhaus, Bagot, Ballantyne, Bangen, Bellugi, Bloss, Bondi, Boutelle, Brookman-Frazee, G. Brown, S.A. Brown, S.J. Brown, Buzzella, Cadenhead, Campbell, Cardenas, Carver, Cherner, Corey-Bloom, Delano-Wood, Delis, Depp, Doran, Edmonds, Eyler, Filoteo, Fiorentino, Gallegos Rodriguez, Giedd, Gollan, Gooding, Granholm, Grant, Groessl, Haist, Haller, Harrington, Heaton, Heppner, Hong, Iudicello, Jacobson, Jacobus, Jak, Jernigan, Jeste, Kangas, Kelsoe, Kremen, Kritchevsky, Kutas, Lang, Light, Marcotte, Marquine, Mausbach, Max, McDonald, Mills, Minassian, Mirzakhanian, D. Moore, R. Moore, Morgan, Morland, Myers, Nguyen, Nichols, M. Norman, S. Norman, Palmer, Parry, Patrick, Patterson, Perivoliotis, Perry, Rutledge, Sadler, Salmon, Saxena, Schiehser, Schuckit, Sieber, Spadoni, Sparta, Stadnick, Stein, Strathdee, Swerdlow, Tapert, C. Taylor, Townsend, Trauner, Trim, Twamley, Wall, Wetherell, Wierenga, Williams, Worley, Zhu, Zisook, Zlatar