The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) degree program at Sofia University provides formal training in the science and practice of clinical psychology. In addition to a broad and rigorous preparation in clinical psychology, the program provides training in theory and treament inspired by positive psychology and both secular and spiritual concepts and interventions. Mindfulness as a source of both clinician self-care and treament interventions is a core component of the curriculum.
Following degree completion, you will be prepared for a career as a licensed clinical psychologist, which may include supervisory and program development positions in healthcare settings, substance abuse and mental health settings, corrections agencies, private practice, teaching, and/or research.
Learning Outcome 1: Educate students in foundational scientific knowledge and empirical research in order to foster effective and ethical clinical psychology practice with the ability to draw on a broad set of psychological interventions and theories to serve the needs of diverse clients.
Learning Outcome 2: Produce graduates who identify as clinical practitioners that value professionalism, relationship, and have the capacity for reflective self-assessment situated within appropriate ethical boundaries.
Learning Outcome 3: Train students to understand clinical and theoretical knowledge of, as well as an awareness and sensitivity to, individual and cultural diversity in their academic, clinical, and professional work and relationships.
Learning Outcome 4: Train students in methods of psychological assessment that include interviewing techniques and skills, formal psychological tests and measurements, integration and synthesis of assessment data, and effective and sensitive communication of results.
Learning Outcome 5: Develop graduates who have the ability to identify and address issues through the lenses of positive psychology and spiritual diversity in clinical psychology theory, research, and practice.
“Studying as a Doctor of Psychology student at Sofia has been a period of intense learning and eye-opening experience that led to growth on both a personal and professional level for me. Sofia’s strong commitment to diversity was one of the reasons I entered its psychology program. Students around the world learn from books about kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and empathy; we learn it through the role modeling of our teachers at Sofia University.”
– Imaan Farajallah / PsyD Alumna Class 18′