College of Science and Health > Academics > Psychology > Graduate Programs > Clinical Psychology (MA/PhD) > Clinical Psychology Program Highlights
Diversity issues are emphasized in all clinical courses, as well as in practica. The program has recruited and retained a diverse faculty and student body. Currently, six of the 13 clinical faculty are people of color (2 African American, 3 Latino/a, 1 Asian American). Of 53 students graduating from the clinical program in 2006-2013, 26 (49 percent) were ethnic minorities.
The clinical program provides state-of-the-art training beginning in our in-house clinic, DePaul Family and Community Services (FCS). DePaul FCS is a vibrant community mental health center serving predominantly ethnic minority, low-income youth and families. In addition to psychological assessment, psychotherapy and case management services, students placed at DePaul FCS receive supervised training in delivery of several evidence-based interventions including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Act and Adapt and the Mother-Daughter Program.
All students complete their first year of practicum at FCS (year two of the doctoral program), and some students choose to remain at FCS for advanced practice. In addition to DePaul FCS, students select from a variety of Chicago-area externship sites for advanced training. Recent placements include:
DePaul Clinical Psychology students have been successful in securing highly regarded internships, including:
DePaul’s clinical psychology program has received three APA awards, two focused on overall excellence in training and one focused on diversity.
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