All students in clinical psychology are expected to take the core clinical curriculum which involves a combination of academic, research, and professional training. In addition to the core curriculum, however, students pursue specialty training in a variety of areas. Specialty training may consist of course work, research, and/or practica in a formal area of concentration or students may put together an individualized program of study. At the broadest level, training can be divided into Adult and Child and Family areas. Within these broad areas concentration on a variety of specific topics is possible.
Examples of program of study emphases include:
- Substance abuse
- Clinical and experimental psychopathology
- Family and relationship violence
- Forensic psychology
- Mental health policy
- Treatment process and outcome.
These opportunities are described in more detail in the Clinical Psychology Training Program Brochure.