Overview | Department of Psychology

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The Clinical Health Psychology Program prepares students to work as clinical researchers and practitioners in health care settings. We provide broad and general training in the foundations of psychology as a scientist-practitioner program.

The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association as a Clinical Psychology Program and provides broad and general training in psychological assessment and intervention. Students are exposed to professional roles that represent the activities of clinical psychologists who study the psychology of health and provide behavioral medicine services.

The program has 5 goals and objectives which illustrate competencies expected of all students.

  • Goal 1. Foundations. Students will develop the foundational knowledge associated with the field of psychology broadly, and specialty knowledge in clinical health psychology specifically, in research and practice.
  • Goal 2. Research. Students will develop the skills to competently conduct and evaluate research.
  • Goal 3. Clinical. Students will have the ability to provide entry-level evidence-based practice.

The CHP program additionally inspires to instill in all students the ability to demonstrate expertise in professional communication (both written and oral) in terms of case conceptualization, research, professional practice, and scholorship, as well as realizing a social justice perspective in their research and clinical practice.

To learn more about our program and graduates explore the pages for our faculty, current students and alumni. There you will learn about opportunities and accomplishments.

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Health Psychology at the University of North Texas is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Questions related to the programs' 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 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: apaaccred@apa.org

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