Clinical Psychology Track

The Clinical Psychology track of our program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, since 1948.* The Clinical Psychology track 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 track 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 begin 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.

Students in the clinical track most commonly fall into one of the following areas of emphasis areas: Child and adolescent/pediatric psychology, General clinical psychology, Health psychology, Modern couples and family, Community health, Neuropsychology. 

The following links provide details on program goals and objectives and information on student admissions, outcomes, and other relevant data.

Program Goals & Objectives

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

Core Faculty

Core faculty members affiliated with the clinical program include: Drs. EpsteinJacquezJastrowski-ManoManoMitchellShearStough, Wade, and Whitton. Please check out their bios to learn about their research emphasis.

For questions about the clinical training program, please contact Dr. Kristen Jastrowski Mano, Director of Clinical Training at or 513-556-5410.

*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 


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 (ASPPB) as of 30 August 2020. As new information becomes available, it will be disseminated at

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. 

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