Proposed Requirements and Course of Study for Clinical Psychology JDP Students

Seeking the MPH Degree with Concentration in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science

 

First Year
SDSU
UCSD
FALL
PSY 770A Experimental Design (3 units)
PSY 850 Clinical Interventions II (3 units)
PSY 856 Assessment II (4 units)
FALL CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
WINTER
CLIN 227A Mind, Brain, and Behavior I (6 units)
SPRING PSY 770B Experimental Design (3 units)
PSY 849 Clinical Interventions I (4 units)
PSY 855 Assessment I (4 units)
SPRING CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
Year 1 Program Milestones
PhD degree requirements: Begin Second-Year Project
Second Year
SDSU
UCSD
FALL
PSY 801 History & Ethics (3 units)
PSY 820 Cultural Psychology (3 units)
PSY 875 Multivariate Statistics (3 units)
PSY 896 Clinical Practicum (3 units)
FALL CLIN 296 Independent Study (Variable, to make a total of 6 units)
Cognitive Psychology requirement should be taken in 2nd or 3rd year
WINTER
CLIN 227B Mind, Brain, and Behavior II (6 units)
SPRING PSY 840 Personality & Social (3 units)
PSY 896 Clinical Practicum (3 units)
PH 601 Epidemiology
SPRING CLIN 296 Independent Study (Variable, to make a total of 6 units)
Cognitive Psychology requirement should be taken in 2nd or 3rd year
Year 2 Program Milestones
PhD degree requirements: Complete Second-Year Project, obtain MS in Clinical Psychology
MPH degree requirements: Identify mentor from the School of Public Health, Prepare formal Program of Study, Begin coursework for MPH
Third Year
SDSU
UCSD
FALL
PSY 896 Clinical Practicum§ (3 units)
PSY 842 BMed Seminar (3 units)
PH 607 Research Methods and Proposal Writing
PH 661 Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
PH 797 Research
FALL CLIN 296 Independent Study (Variable, to make a total of 6 units)
Cognitive Psychology requirement should be taken in 2nd or 3rd year
WINTER
CLIN 296 Independent Study (Variable, to make a total of 6 units)
Cognitive Psychology requirement should be taken in 2nd or 3rd year
SPRING PSY 896 Clinical Practicum (3 units)
PSY 843 BMed Seminar (3 units)
PSY 797 Research
PH 662 Motivating Health Behavior
PH 650 Field Placement
SPRING CLIN 296 Independent Study (Variable, to make a total of 6 units)
Cognitive Psychology requirement should be taken in 2nd or 3rd year

Year 3 Program Milestones
PhD degree requirements: Complete Clinical Comprehensive Exam, Complete Major Area of Study Exam

Fourth Year
SDSU
UCSD
FALL
PSY 896 Clinical Practicum (3 units)
PH 663 Health Promotion Communication Theory & Design
PH 666 Health Promotion Program
PH 650F Field Placement
PH 797 Research
FALL CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
WINTER
CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
SPRING PSY 896 Clinical Practicum (3 units)
PH 605 Health Services Administration
PH 604 Environmental Determinants of Human Health
PH 650F Field Placement
PH 799 Thesis
SPRING CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
Year 4 Program Milestones
MPH degree requirements: Complete thesis/Comprehensive literature review, obtain MPH degree
Fifth Year
SDSU
UCSD
FALL
PSY 896 Clinical Practicum (3 units)
PSY 897 Doctoral Research (3 units)
FALL CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
WINTER
CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
SPRING PSY 896 Clinical Practicum (3 units)
PSY 897 Doctoral Research (3 units)
SPRING CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
Year 5 Program Milestones
PhD degree requirements: Advance to candidacy, complete dissertation, apply for internship
Sixth Year (and beyond)
SDSU
UCSD
FALL
PSY 894 Clinical Internship (3 units)
PSY 899 Dissertation (3 units)
FALL CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
WINTER
CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
SPRING PSY 894 Clinical Internship (3 units)
PSY 899 Dissertation (3 units)
SPRING CLIN 296 Independent Study (6 units)
Year 6 Program Milestones
PhD degree requirements: Complete internship

Psychology 842 and 843 will be substituted for Public Health 668 and 762

At least 2 years of practicum must be taken in settings with a health focus (e.g., drug or alcohol treatment placements); consult liaison psychiatry service as the field placement.

 

NOTES:

Students who will be teaching must register for and take Psy 895, Practicum in the Teaching of Psychology. Contact Dr. Malcarne for the suppressed schedule number and to check on the number of units. This is a tuition issue, and is unrelated to the number of supervised hours or the work required.

All second year students’ practicum will be at the SDSU Psychology Clinic. Students should register in the section of their 9-11am supervisor.

§All second year students’ practicum will be at SDSU. After the second year, although a student’s practicum placement may be at UCSD, students must register for at least 1.0 unit (although most typically register for 3 units) of PSY 896 under Dr. Taylor at SDSU until the internship year. This is a malpractice coverage issue for the program and the universities. The number of units registered for is a tuition issue and has no bearing on the number of hours required at each placement.

These courses may NOT be offered every year. Students should check with the Program Coordinator in Spring of their second year for the next year’s schedule.

All students on internship must register for classes while they are on internship