The goal of Pace University’s PsyD program in School-Clinical Child Psychology is to prepare professional psychologists as health service providers with expertise in school and clinical psychology. These professional psychologists will be prepared to develop, provide, supervise, and research a full range of evidence-based psychological services. They will be uniquely prepared to provide clinical and educational expertise and consultation within school and clinical settings in order to best serve children and families across a variety of systems of service delivery. The program utilizes a practitioner-scholar training model that prepares psychologists to provide direct and indirect services from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
The PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology carefully integrates field experience with academic preparation within a practitioner-scholar training model. Students are trained in psychological foundations, assessment and evaluation techniques, remediation and intervention procedures, and program evaluation and research. Although research methodology and theoretical academic subjects are essential parts of the program, emphasis is placed on professional preparation in the delivery of psychological services. We encourage you to access the 2020-21 Pace University Graduate Psychology Catalog.
What Can I Do With This Degree
Graduates of the doctoral program will have completed all pre-doctoral academic and internship requirements needed to be admitted to the New York State Licensing Examination for the professional practice of psychology. Typically graduates from the program have been awarded the Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in School Psychology (or equivalent program in school psychology), and been recommended for New York State Certification in School Psychology. Graduates are prepared to provide clinical and educational expertise and consultation within school and clinical settings in order to best serve children and families across a variety of systems of service delivery.
The PsyD in School-Clinical Child Psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a combined school-clinical program. (The APA Committee on Accreditation is located at APA, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; (202) 336-5979.) The PsyD program is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP; 4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-0270).