Clinical Psychology

Our PhD program in Clinical Psychology has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, since 1948.* Our program subscribes to the Scientist-Practitioner model of training, building our clinical training on a firm empirical foundation in Psychology. The aim of the clinical training program is to prepare students for the widest possible range of jobs, from academic researcher to independent clinical practitioner. We view research and practice as complementary activities. Thus, students in the clinical program are expected to develop expertise in both research and clinical practice. Graduates of the program hold faculty positions in colleges and universities, research positions in hospitals and research institutes, and clinical positions in community mental health centers, industry, and penal systems or have independent practices.

Clinical coursework and training begins in the first year in the program. Students have the opportunity to complete placements within our departmental clinic as well as in other local clinical treatment facilities with which we collaborate, including for example the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, rehabilitation facilities, inpatient mental health hospitals, and community mental health centers. In addition to their general training, clinical students are encouraged to pursue coursework and clinical placements within their area of emphasis. As a result, students gain expertise in a specialized area in addition to a broad knowledge of general clinical areas. Clinical students are required to complete an APA-accredited internship prior to graduation. For information about program requirements, please see Departmental Graduate Handbook.

Program Goals & Objectives

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Core faculty members affiliated with the clinical program include Professors BrownEpsteinJacquezJastrowski ManoManoMitchellShearStoughand Whitton. For questions about the clinical training program, please contact Dr. Jennifer L. Brown, Director of Clinical Training at jennifer.brown2@uc.edu or 513-556-6723.

*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation 
American Psychological Association 
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; Phone: (202) 336-5979 
Email: apaaccred@apa.org

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Welcome to the Department of Psychology. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, equipping students to work in a wide variety of jobs in the public, private, and governmental sectors. They include:

In addition to pursuing these degrees, we encourage students to become active members of the department, participating in organizations such as the Psychology Club, conducting research in various labs, and help shape the atmosphere of our department. Our organizations offer many programs that help students learn about careers paths and extra-curricular training opportunities. You can also contact me at shearpk@ucmail.uc.edu or any of our five program directors with specific questions pertaining to our programs.

  • Professor Farrah Jacquez, Assitant Department Head
  • Professor Stacie Furst-Holloway, Director of MA in Psychology and CORA Programs
  • Professor Erinn Green, Director of Undergraduate Training in Psychology
  • Professor Nancy Rogers, Director of Undergraduate Training in Organizational Leadership
  • Professor Jennifer Brown, Director of Clinical Training (PhD program) and Co-Director of Graduate studies
  • Professor Paula Silva, Co-Director of Graduate Studies

Consumer Information Disclosure

Our Doctoral Training Program in Clinical Psychology is required to disclose to the public the degree to which we provide training that meets the licensure requirements of each U.S. state. We would like to emphasize that training within a doctoral program represents only one component of the credentials that are required to obtain licensure as a Psychologist, and the specific list of these credentials varies across the different states and territories.

The document provided below for download is the most current list available from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards as of 30 August 2020. As new information becomes available, it will be disseminated at ASPPB.org

Our doctoral program will meet the doctoral portion of the licensing requirements for all states in the US, per the requirements are listed in the ASPPB document. Our training meets the requirements of all states that specify they accept a degree from an APA-accredited program within a regionally accredited institution as meeting educational requirements. In addition, our program meets the doctoral portion of the licensing requirements for the states of Alaska, California, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.