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2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog 
2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Health Psychology PhD

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Objectives and Requirements

A primary focus of clinical health psychology is the development of effective disease prevention interventions for populations at high risk for medical problems. A second focus of clinical health psychology is the development of strategies to help individuals who are already ill to manage their disease, increase their ability to collaborate with medical professionals and improve their coping skills. Students in this program will be trained to work within the community to use psychological tools and techniques to promote health, prevent and treat illness and improve the health care system. In addition to course work, students acquire expertise in research by completing a second-year project and doctoral dissertation, and demonstrate competence in clinical assessment and intervention through several applied practicum experiences, a clinical competency project and a pre-doctoral internship. Students can complete the program in five years and have up to eight years to complete the program according to Graduate School Rules . See the department Web site for complete information on the PhD in clinical health psychology.


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