Professional and Ethical Practice
Be able to work within the clinical psychology profession with attitudes and behaviors that are ethical, driven by science and the welfare of affected individuals, respectful and tolerant of diversity, and critically self-evaluative.
Critical Thinking and Effective Communication
Be able to demonstrate intellectual sophistication that exemplifies critical thought, analytical reasoning, a strong basis in psychological knowledge, and effective communication skills.
Be able to demonstrate a strong foundation in the broader field of psychological knowledge.
Clinical Skills and Area Competencies
Be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and clinical skill in the areas of psychopathology, psychological evaluation, and psychological intervention. (Our program documents articulate the most important competencies in this area that all students must attain.)
Research Skills and Analysis
Use research skills, including statistical skills, methodology, framing of psychological questions, and critical analysis, to evaluate published research.
Mental Health Research and Education
Be able to conduct important research, education, and mental health delivery.
Be able to continue the development of their profession by gaining licensure, securing employment, and participating in professional organizations.