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The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Maryland has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1963 and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) since 2017. Our program emphasizes the integration of research and clinical practice and follows the Clinical Scientist training model. In line with this training model, the program is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program prepares clinical psychologists who are well versed in the scientific method of inquiry and skilled in the development, implementation, and dissemination of empirically supported treatments to remediate psychological problems. Our program seeks to understand human behavior (both adaptation and maladaptation) across the lifespan and thus provides clinical training in both child/ adolescent and adult assessment and intervention. Our program is a member of the Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology Training Council (CCaPPTC). The purpose of CCaPPTC is to promote the advancement of graduate and postgraduate education and training within the fields of clinical child and adolescent psychology and pediatric psychology. 

Our program is based on a mentorship model where students receive a rigorous research training experience, emphasizing the use of research findings to further our understanding of clinical phenomena and for the development of clinical interventions. Clinical activities are well integrated with research and involve a broad range of experiences across diverse populations, settings, and treatment modalities. Across all aspects of training, the program values the diversity of culture, lifestyle, and orientation in its students and faculty.

Graduate students from our program are extremely accomplished, publishing and presenting their work and competing successfully for prestigious training fellowships and other awards. Our students develop outstanding clinical skills and are matched to highly desirable clinical internship placements. Upon graduation, our students obtain sought-after academic faculty and research scientist appointments, clinical positions in a range of unique and challenging settings, and administrative and policy posts that shape our field. If you have any questions, you may contact: psycgradstudies [at] umd.edu

Questions related to the program’s APA and PCSAS accredited status should be directed to the following:

     Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
     American Psychological Association
     750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
     Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: apaaccred [at] apa.org
     Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 

     Alan G. Kraut, Executive Director
     Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS)
     1800 Massachusetts Ave NW · Suite 402 ·
     Washington, DC 20036-1218 
     http://www.pcsas.org/
     AKraut [at] PCSAS.org
     Ph: (301) 455-8046