Doctor of Psychology

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Program at a Glance

The following is the sequence of coursework and training that a typical student will take, with the understanding that this may vary for students who transfer credits into the program.

Residency

During the first year, the year in residency, students attend two Academic Meetings (Fall and Spring) and classes every other weekend. In years two and three students attend two Academic Meetings and courses one weekend a month, as well as hybrid and online classes. All weekend classes are held at the student's cohort location, either Brattleboro or Cincinnati. All classroom and hybrid courses have some supplemental online component. 

Typical year-by-year schedule
Year 1: Fall Semester
During this first year in residency, students attend Initial Orientation, two week-long Academic Meetings (Fall and Spring) and classes every other weekend.
Course Academic Meeting Weekends at cohort site Delivery Model
Initial Orientation One day online and one day face-to-face prior to Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT  
Hybrid
Clinical Psychology & System Theory Four days at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT
Classroom
Professional Development Seminar I: Social Justice and Ethics in Clinical Psychology One day at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT Three days
Classroom
Adult Psychopathology One day at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT Four days
Classroom
Foundations of Psychological Assessment One day at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT Four days
Classroom
Foundational Clinical Skills
  Three days Classroom 
Year 1: Winter Semester
Professional Development Seminar II: Social Justice and Ethics in Clinical Psychology   Four days
Classroom
Individual Psychotherapy I   Five days
Classroom
Cognitive Assessment   Seven days
Classroom
Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior  
Online
Year 1: Spring/Summer Semester
Cognitive Assessment Laboratory Two days at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH One day
Classroom
Adult Personality Assessment Two days at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH One day
Classroom
Professional Development Seminar III: Social Justice and Ethics in Clinical Psychology One day at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH Two days
Classroom
Individual Psychotherapy II Day and a half at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH Two days
Classroom
Year 2: Fall Semester
During the second year, students attend two week-long Academic Meetings and courses one weekend a month, as well as hybrid and online classes.  All practicum training is onsite at the student's approved placement.
Course Academic Meeting Weekends at cohort site Delivery Model
Group Psychotherapy Four  days at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT
Classroom
Professional Development Seminar IV: Clinical Conceptualization One day at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT Three days
Classroom
Developmental Psychology One day at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT Four days
Classroom
Biological Bases of Behavior
 
Online
Practicum I    
Onsite at placement
Year 2: Winter Semester
Professional Development Seminar V: Clinical Conceptualization   Four days
Classroom
Family Psychotherapy   Five days
Classroom
Child & Adolescent Psychopathology  
Online
Practicum II    
Onsite at placement
Year 2: Spring/Summer Semester
Cultural Influences on the Self Four days at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH  
Classroom
Professional Development Seminar VI: Clinical Conceptualization One day at Academic Meeting Cincinnati, OH Two days
Classroom
Cultural Competence in Clinical Practice One day at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH  
Hybrid
Elective One  day at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH Two days
Hybrid
Practicum III    
Onsite at placement
Year 3: Fall Semester
During the third year, students attend two Academic Meetings and courses one weekend a month, as well as hybrid and online classes.
Course Academic Meeting Weekends at cohort site Delivery Model
Professional Development Seminar VII: Clinical Presentations One day at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT Three days
Classroom
Qualitative Research in Clinical Psychology
 
Online
Statistics One day at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT Four days
Hybrid
Elective Four days at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT  
Classroom
Practicum IV    
Onsite at placement
Year 3: Winter Semester
Professional Development Seminar VIII: Management and Supervision   Four days Classroom
Quantitative Research Methods    
Online
Social Bases of Behavior    
Online
Social Justice Project/Research Seminar   Four days Classroom
Elective      Online
Practicum V    
Onsite at placement
Year 3: Spring/Summer
Dissertation Proposal Development I Two days at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH
Hybrid
Professional Development Seminar IX: Clinical Review One day at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH
Two days
Classroom
Elective Four  days at Academic Meeting: Cincinnati, OH  
Classroom
Elective

Online
Practicum VI    
Onsite at placement
Year 4: Fall Semester
During the fourth year, students participate in both online and hybrid classes and meet with their dissertation advisor. While they are not required to attend the Academic Meetings, they may take electives at these times.
Course Times/Location Weekends at cohort site
Delivery Model
Elective
Four days at Academic Meeting: Brattleboro, VT

Classroom
Dissertation Proposal Development II  
Hybrid
Education, Consultation and Organizational Development    
Online
Family Violence and Trauma    
Online
Year 4: Winter
Dissertation Development I  
Hybrid
History and Systems of Psychology    
Online
Community Psychology    
Online
Elective      Online 
Year 4: Spring/Summer
Dissertation Development II  
Hybrid
Elective    
Online
Elective    
Online
Year 5 - 6
During the fifth (and sixth year, if the student does internship half-time), students are on internship. This must be 2000 hours completed within 24 consecutive months.
Clinical Internship (2000 hours) at internship site.