Welcome to the Clinical Psychology Program!
The PhD program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder is designed to train students in a scientist–practitioner model that integrates the ability to conduct and publish research with competence in prevention and clinical intervention. The primary objective of our training program is to produce clinical psychologists who integrate information from a variety of theoretical, clinical, and research sources and who are committed to creating knowledge that will improve the quality of life.
The purpose of the program is to prepare students for academic and applied research careers. It is not designed to train private practitioners.
The particular emphasis of our graduate student training program is on the study of competence vs. psychopathology, across the lifespan and within the individual's social (i.e., familial or cultural) context.
The clinical training program has been recognized by NIMH as a Program of Excellence in scientifically validated treatments for mood disorders. The focus of this research education training grant is to develop a curriculum for training in measurement and assessment, intervention, and evaluation for cognitive therapy, behavioral activation, and family-focused therapy as treatments for mood disorders.
The Clinical Psychology program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) from 1949 to the present. Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: