Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Department of Psychology


For more information about degree offerings by the faculty of psychology, visit the Department of Psychology webpage.

Accreditation

The Ph.D. program in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association.

Graduate Academic Programs

The graduate faculty of psychology offer courses leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.)  and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  degrees in industrial-organizational psychology and the Master of Arts (M.A.)  and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  degrees in clinical psychology.

Program Goals

The mission of the TU Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program is to produce health service psychologists through the provision of quality doctoral training in the scientist-practitioner model within a small private university setting. The program affirms that science and practice are inseparable elements. Practice is regarded as the application of the theories, methods, and results of scientific psychology to clinical problems. In turn, psychological science is influenced by professional practice. The program does not construe the science of psychology narrowly. Students are encouraged to appreciate the limits of human perception, reason, and intuition, and to use scientific methods to correct the potential flaws and biases of human judgment including their own. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Students who complete the master’s program in industrial-organizational psychology will have:

  • describe and apply theory and related methods suited to helping organizations solve people-related problems;
  • describe and evaluate the aims, practices, and strategies of organizations, workgroups, and individual works to achieve fit;
  • identify, describe, and execute methods suite to testing the qualities of specific HR-related practices and interventions serving organizational aims through research design, assessment, and advanced statistical methods;
  • communicate with technical proficiency in terms understandable by lay professionals; and
  • describe, explain, and engage the standards of academic, research, and business professionalism.

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Students who complete the master’s program in clinical psychology will: 

  • achieve familiarity with foundational knowledge of psychology to include four of the following domains: biological bases of behavior, development across the lifespan, theories and principles of social psychology, cognitive psychology, emotions, or history of psychology as a science;
  • acquire familiarity with empirically supported treatment modalities and assessment tools;  
  • achieve knowledge of academic, ethical, and professional standards for psychologists as published by regulatory agencies; 
  • acquire knowledge of individual and cultural diversity, and be prepared to adapt supervised clinical activities; and
  • acquire skills that prepare them for doctoral study in clinical psychology or further training in related fields (e.g., counseling, social work). 

Master’s level psychologists who graduate from our program are not prepared for independent practice or licensure. As such, the program’s fifth objective is to prepare students for doctoral study in clinical psychology or further training in related fields (e.g., counseling, social work).

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.  The goal of the program is to train professionally competent psychologists with a broad background in the field of psychology who can apply psychological theory, assessment techniques, and research methodology, to address clinical problems. To elaborate this goal, our program has five broad aims or training objectives. Namely, students will:

  • describe and apply theory and related methods suited to helping organizations solve people-related problems;
  • describe and evaluate the aims, practices, and strategies of organizations, workgroups, and individual works to achieve fit;
  • identify, describe, and execute methods suite to testing the qualities of specific HR-related practices and interventions serving organizational aims through research design, assessment, and advanced statistical methods;
  • communicate with technical proficiency in terms understandable by lay professionals;
  • describe, explain, and engage the standards of academic, research, and business professionalism
  • design and execute research studies independently, addressing questions relevant to organizational interventions involving people.

Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology.  The goal of the program is to train professionally competent clinical psychologists with a broad background in the field of psychology who can apply psychological theory, assessment techniques, and research methodology, to address clinical problems. To elaborate this broad aim, our program defined specific training aims that were informed by the APA Guidelines for training Health Service Psychologists and the APA standards of Accreditation. Namely, students will:

  • demonstrate advanced discipline specific knowledge concerning biological bases of behavior, psychological, social, and biological development across the lifespan, theories and principles of social psychology, cognitive psychology, emotions, and history of psychology as a science; 
  • acquire clinical skills pertaining to empirically supported psychological assessment, clinical diagnosis and case conceptualization, intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation, clinical supervision, and clinical consultation; 
  • obtain skills concerning research methods and data analysis to perform and disseminate psychological research; 
  • achieve knowledge of academic, ethical, legal, and professional standards, and demonstrate these standards in professional values, attitudes, and behaviors; and   
  • acquire knowledge of individual and cultural diversity and be prepared to adapt their methods and practice to meet the needs of diverse populations. 

Faculty

Chair
Robert Tett

Professors
Bradley Brummel
Joanne Davis  
Allan Harkness
Elana Newman
Jamie Rhudy  
Robert Tett

Associate Professors
Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley
Lisa Cromer  
Anupama Narayan

Applied Associate Professor
Joanna Shadlow

Applied Assistant Professor
Jennifer Steward

Graduate Program Advisors
Joanne Davis, Clinical Psychology
Bradley Brummel, Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Programs

    Master’sDoctoral

    Courses

      Psychology