Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program

About the Clinical Psychology Program

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is an American Psychological Association-accredited training program that prepares skilled psychologists to serve as clinicians as well as researchers. The Program includes an exclusively affiliated, and separately APA-accredited, doctoral internship in clinical psychology.

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The Doctoral Program’s basic training philosophy reflects a clinician-researcher model of training that prepares individuals for the practice of clinical psychology, broadly conceived. The combined experience of clinical and research settings reflects the Program’s clinician-researcher philosophy. The Clinical Psychology Program’s model provides research training that equips students pursuing more clinically oriented careers with the skills to critically evaluate scientific material. Students pursuing academic or research careers have a solid clinical foundation to build on.

Tanisha Clark

“UTSW Clinical Psychology Program is in the center of a large academic medical center, and it has a pronounced focus on interdisciplinary patient care. I knew I would be able to work with professionals who were thriving in their perspective fields.”

Tanisha Clark

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

Marielle Collins

“I appreciate the collaborative spirit and supportive environment that I found at UTSW, alongside a passion for excellence and true desire to change the world through science and health psychology.”

Marielle Collins

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

Karen Dorsman

“Faculty members and fellow students are very supportive of each other and want each student to thrive.”

Karen Dorsman

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

Blake Martin

“UT Southwestern has unparalleled clinical training opportunities, and many of the faculty also serve as clinicians. This means that the content we learn in our coursework is being directly informed by instructors’ real experience.”

Blake Martin

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

Saba Masood

“As a first-generation immigrant, my personal interest in the field came from wanting to learn about and understand the complexities of working with those from diverse backgrounds and delivering culturally-informed care.”

Saba Masood

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program

 
 

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Accreditation

This Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program and the exclusively affiliated internship are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be contacted by email or:

APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123
Fax: 202-336-5978
apaaccred@apa.org

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Clinical Psychology Program

Meet the Chair

Beth Kennard, Psy.D., ABPP

Professor
Graduate School: Psy.D., Baylor University, 1984
Postdoctoral Training: UT Southwestern Medical Center
beth.kennard@utsouthwestern.edu

“Because we are located in a university medical center, we provide a wide variety of both clinical and research experiences, with access to diverse psychiatric and medical populations. In addition to the large on-campus faculty, we have an extensive volunteer faculty in the community who provide training and supervision of our graduate students and doctoral interns.” Read Dr. Kennard’s full message.

Betsy Kennard, Ph.D.

Contact the Clinical Psychology Program

Adrianna Harris

Education Coordinator

Phone: 214-648-5267

adrianna.harris@utsouthwestern.edu

Adrianna Harris

Marisol Lucio

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 214-648-5247

marisol.lucio@utsouthwestern.edu

Marisol Lucio