The APA-accredited1 Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah follows the principles of a clinical science2 model, which calls for rigorous training in the application of scientific principles to both the research and applied aspects of clinical psychology. We are committed to providing students with high-quality training in empirical research and in clinical work that is well-grounded in science. In order to accomplish these goals, the program draws upon the interests and versatility of the clinical faculty as well as the faculty in other areas of our highly collaborative department, in addition to many excellent training sites both on and off campus.
Students who thrive in our program tend to be those who have a substantial interest in research and intend for research to be a significant part of their future careers. Our program provides students with exposure to a broad range of evidence-based theoretical approaches. Students also have considerable flexibility in individualizing their course of study, and they may opt to cross areas within the department. Within this flexible framework, however, students are expected to select their electives, clinical settings, and research topics in such a way as to develop a "core professional identity." In addition to the core training in adult psychopathology, students may choose to follow the curriculum guidelines of one of the areas of specialization - Clinical Child and Family, Clinical Health/Behavioral Medicine, or Clinical Neuropsychology - as well as of the interest group in Human Sexuality.
faculty w/ clinical psychology focusKatherine J.W. Baucom
Craig J. Bryan
David M. Huebner
Patricia K. Kerig
Timothy W. Smith
Donald S. Strassberg
Paula G. Williams
1APA - Committee on Accreditation750 First Street, NE