What to Expect
Choose from one of two sub-specialties in our program: our adult track, or our child and family track (you may choose to specialize in pediatric psychology within the latter). You can complete either track in about five to seven years.
Regardless of your focus, you’ll immerse yourself in the scientist-practitioner model—an approach centered on the belief that clinical psychology, in its ideal form, is based on cross-fertilization of the science and practice of psychology. We aim to provide a common core of knowledge, methods and philosophy that you can take with you as you pursue applied and scientific career options.
At Case Western Reserve, you’ll learn how to draw from established theoretical frameworks, research findings and empirically validated strategies as you conceptualize cases, plan treatment strategies and administer interventions. We’ll prepare you to not only conduct empirical research but also to write integrative review papers. Because we also value skills in teaching, another goal is to prepare you to teach your own courses and to present your research and clinical work to professional audiences.