Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Curriculum Map

The curriculum at William James College is designed to provide for the development of each student’s competence in the theory and practice of psychology. To achieve this goal, William James College requires that each student in the doctoral program complete 134 credits taken over five years, the first three of which must be in residence at William James College* 

Distribution of credits may vary depending on the year of matriculation in the program.

Credit requirements for the entering 2015 class:
(For prior entering classes, refer to the Registrar’s Degree Audit for requirements specific to the year of entry by logging in to your SSIG account)

74 required course credits
16 elective course credits
10 doctoral project credits
34 field placement credits
134—total credit accumulation

*In an effort to meet the evolving needs of our students and the field of psychology, William James College reserves the right to make periodic curricular and/or other programmatic and policy changes which may include the addition or deletion of credits required for graduation for any given year of matriculated students. Students, Faculty and Administration will be informed of any changes as they occur.


Required Courses

Requirements listed below are those currently in effect for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

First Year Students
CLI CP500 - Fundamental Clinical Practice Skills
CLI PS600 - History and Systems 
CLI PS603 - Social Bases of Behavior 
CLI LS659 - Lifespan Development 
CLI PA601 - Cognitive Assessment
CLI RS526 - Statistics 
CLI CS600/CLI CS605 - Clinical Seminar I (Fall & Spring Semesters)
CLI FP630/CLI FP635 Clinical Practicum I (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Additional Required Course or Elective

Entering students may register for a maximum of five courses in addition to Field Placement for the first term. With advisor approval, first year students may add an additional academic course during the spring term bringing spring enrollment to a maximum of six courses in addition to field placement.

Second Year Students
CLI BX500 - Learning Theory 
CLI PT700 - Psychodynamic Theory 
CLI PA602 - Personality Assessment
CLI FX515 - Family and Systems Theory 
CLI HU520 - Humanistic Theory 
CLI RS525/CLI RS535 - Research (Fall & Spring Semesters)
CLI CS700/CLI CS705 - Clinical Seminar II (Fall & Spring Semesters)
CLI FP750/CLI FP755 - Clinical Practicum II (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Additional Required Course or Elective

Third Year Students 
CLI CA601 - Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior 
CLI ST810 - Systems Theory and Practice: Psychological Interventions in the Community 
CLI PS800 - Ethics, Standards, and Professional Practice 
CLI CS800/CLI CS805 - Clinical Seminar III (Fall & Spring Semesters)
CLI PR800 - Doctoral Project I/CLI PR801 - Doctoral Project II (Fall & Spring Semesters
CLI FP830/CLI FP835 - Advanced Clinical Practicum I (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Additional Required Clinical Practice courses* (Fall & Spring Semesters)
Additional Electives (Fall & Spring Semesters)

*Students are required to take two (2) Clinical Practice courses which may be taken in the 3rd or 4th year of the program

Fourth Year Students
CLI CS900/CLI CS905 - Clinical Seminar IV: Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultation (Fall & Spring Semesters)
CLI PR901 - Doctoral Project III/CLI PR904 - Doctoral Project IV (Fall & Spring Semesters)
CLI FP850/CLI FP 855 - Advanced Clinical Practicum II (APA-Internship Track)
CLI FP940/CLI FP945 - Clinical Internship I (Consortium Internship Track)
Any Additional Required courses or electives

Students who have not completed the doctoral project by the end of year four must enroll in Continuing Project.

Additional Course Requirements

Cross Cultural Requirement
CLI CC522 - Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology (credits: 3) 

Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits required)
CLI PP520 - Physiological Psychology (credits: 3) 
SCH BL622 - Biological Basis of Behavior and Learning (credits: 3) 
CLI NP530 - Functional Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology (credits: 3) 

Psychological Measurement (minimum of 11 credits required)
Psychometrics (credits: 2)
Psychological Assessment I: Cognitive (credits: 3)
Psychological Assessment II: Objective Personality (credits: 3)
Specialized Assessment: Neuropsychology, Projective or Forensic (credits: 3)

Clinical Practice Courses (minimum of 4 credits required)
CLI BX700 - Clinical Practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (credits: 2) 
CLI FX615 - Clinical Practice of Family and Systems Therapy (credits: 2) 
CLI GR523 - Clinical Practice of Group Therapy (credits: 2) (CLI GR523  must be preceded by CLI GR521 - Theory of Group Dynamics, making this a year-long sequence; CLI GR521 may then be applied toward fulfilling elective course requirements.)
CLI PT800 - Clinical Practice of Psychodynamic Therapy (credits: 2) 

Psychopathology Requirement (6 credits required)
CLI PY521 - Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence (credits: 3) 
CLI PY522 - Adult Psychopathology (credits: 3) 

Sample Curriculum Map

The following is a sample 5-year curriculum map (not designed as an exact match for every student); course sequence may vary student to student within a given year.

Year One - Fall Semester (16 credits)
CLI CS600 - Clinical Seminar I (credits: 2) 
CLI LS659 - Lifespan Development (credits: 3) 
CLI PA601 - Cognitive Assessment (credits: 3)
CLI PY521 - Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence (credits: 3) 
CLI PS600 - History and Systems (credits: 2) 
CLI FP630 - Clinical Practicum I (credits: 3)

Year One - Spring Semester (17 credits)
CLI CS605 - Clinical Seminar I (credits: 2) 
CLI RS526 - Statistics (credits: 3) 
Biological Bases of Behavior Elective (credits: 3)
CLI PY522 - Adult Psychopathology (credits: 3) 
CLI PS603 - Social Bases of Behavior (credits: 3) 
CLI FP635 - Clinical Practicum I (credits: 3)

Year One - Summer Semester (5 credits)
CLI CC522 - Diversity and Cross Cultural Psychology (credits: 3) 
CLI PA603 - Psychometrics (credits: 2)

Year Two - Fall Semester (14 credits)
CLI CS700 - Clinical Seminar II (credits: 2) 
CLI RS525 - Research (credits: 2) 
CLI FX515 - Family and Systems Theory (credits: 2) 
CLI PT700 - Psychodynamic Theory (credits: 2) 
CLI PA602 - Personality Assessment (credits: 3)
CLI FP750 - Advanced Practicum (credits: 3)

Year Two - Spring Semester (14 credits)
CLI CS705 - Clinical Seminar II (credits: 2) 
CLI RS535 - Research (credits: 2) 
CLI HU520 - Humanistic Theory (credits: 2) 
CLI BX500 - Learning Theory (credits: 2) 
Specialized Assessment Elective (credits: 3)
CLI FP755 - Clinical Practicum II (credits: 3)

Year Two - Summer Semester (5 credits)
Elective (credits: 3)
Elective (credits: 2)

Year Three - Fall Semester (15 credits)
CLI CS800 - Clinical Seminar III (credits: 2)
CLI CA601 - Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior (credits: 3) 
CLI PR800 - Doctoral Project I (credits: 1) 
CLI ST810 - Systems Theory and Practice: Psychological Interventions in the Community (credits: 2) 
Clinical Practice Elective (credits: 2)
CLI FP830 - Advanced Clinical Practicum I (credits: 5)

Year Three - Spring Semester (16 credits)
CLI CS805 - Clinical Seminar III (credits: 2)
CLI PS800 - Ethics, Standards, and Professional Practice (credits: 2) 
CLI PR801 - Doctoral Project II (credits: 2) 
Elective (credits: 2)
Clinical Practice Elective (credits: 2)
CLI FP835 - Advanced Clinical Practicum I (credits: 5)

Year Three - Summer Semester (5 credits)
Elective (credits: 3)
Elective (credits: 2)

Year Four - Fall Semester (7 credits)
CLI CS900 - Clinical Seminar IV: Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultation (credits: 2) 
CLI PR901 - Doctoral Project III (credits: 3) 
Elective (credits: 2)

Year Four - Spring Semester (8 credits)
CLI CS905 - Clinical Seminar IV: Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultation (credits: 2)
CLI PR904 - Doctoral Project IV (credits: 4) 
Elective (credits: 2)

APA-Internship Track (12 credits)
Year Four - Fall Semester: CLI FP850 Advanced Clinical Practicum II (credits: 5)
Year Four - Spring Semester: CLI FP855 Advanced Clinical Practicum II (credits: 5)
Year Five - Fall Semester: CLI FP960 - Internship (credits: 1)
Year Five - Spring Semester: CLI FP965 - Internship (credits: 1)

Consortium Internship Track (12 credits)
Year Four - Fall Semester: CLI FP940 - Clinical Internship I (credits: 3)
Year Four - Spring Semester: CLI FP945 - Clinical Internship I (credits: 3)
Year Five - Fall Semester: CLI FP950 - Clinical Internship II (credits: 3)
Year Five - Spring Semester: CLI FP955 - Clinical Internship II (credits: 3)
 

Program Completion Options

The philosophy and policies of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program is constructed as a full-time, Integrative Model of Training. Specific coursework is paired with specific levels of field training. All students must complete a minimum of the first three years of the program in residence, combining academic and field training during this period of matriculation. These pairings are required and are as follows:
 
Field Training Level Associated Course
Practicum 1 Clinical Seminar I 
Practicum 2 Clinical Seminar II 
Advanced Practicum I Clinical Seminar III
Advanced Practicum II/Clinical Internship I Clinical Seminar IV: Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultation


Students will complete the field training and associated course work requirements by selecting one of two program options:

Option 1
Five Year Program with 5th Year Full Time APA Internship

Year in Program Field Training Associated Course
1st Year Practicum 1
(640 hours/year)
Clinical Seminar I 
2nd Year Practicum 2
(800 hours)
Clinical Seminar II 
3rd Year Advanced Practicum
(800 hours)
Ethics, Standards, and Professional Practice and/or Systems Theory and Practice: Psychological Interventions in the Community
4th Year Half-time Internship
(1200 hours)
Clinical Seminar IV: Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultation
5th Year APA/APPIC Internship (Full Time) Extended Internship


Option 2
Exclusively Affiliated Part-time APA Accredited William James College Consortium Internship

Year in Program Field Training Associated Course
1st Year Practicum 1
(640 hours/year)
Clinical Seminar I 
2nd Year Practicum 2
(800 hours)
Clinical Seminar II 
3rd Year TBD Ethics, Standards, and Professional Practice and/or Systems Theory and Practice: Psychological Interventions in the Community
4th Year Consortium
(1000 hours)
Clinical Seminar IV: Theory and Practice of Supervision and Consultation
5th Year TBD Extended Internship

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