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The Department of Psychology participates in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology. This unified program is offered jointly by Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University and is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The combined efforts of these institutions give considerable breadth and depth to this unique program. Students take classes at both institutions and are engaged in research activities and clinical work throughout their training. The Program follows a scientist-practitioner training model. The Virginia Consortium emphasizes the following areas in its training model: (1) ethics; (2) multiculturalism; (3) research; (4) assessment; (5) intervention; (6) consultation, supervision, and leadership.
It is a five year (4+1) program. The first two years are largely didactic, although students are involved in clinical practica and research (including a master’s thesis or foundational research project).
One of our primary goals is for students to become proficient at integrating theory, research, and practice.
The Virginia Consortium provides a systematic sequence of supervised pre-internship practica in which students apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to clinical settings.
Faculty at both consortia institutions are involved in teaching and research supervision. Some faculty are involved in clinical supervision as well.
Please visit our program site for more information: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology
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The course provides a conceptual basis for the study of abnormal behavior. Students conduct an in-depth review of the literature related to the classification, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders.
Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. Empirically-Supported Therapies is designed to foster the integration of clinical science and the practice of psychotherapy. Course objectives include learning how to identify, evaluate, and implement empirically supported interventions for various psychological disorders.
This course will cover research design and methodology. Topics may include experimental, quasi-experimental, single subject and survey research; validity; reliability; confounds; measurement; sampling; inductive inference. Additionally, this course will cover Responsible Conduct of Research, including completion of CITI course, protection of human subjects, University Human Subjects Committee and IRB, APA Style, paper structure, references, tables, figures, etc., research proposal writing, including searching for sources, writing, oral presentation, data collection and management issues (e.g., Qualtrics, SONA, data cleaning). Students are required to complete a Research Proposal with Introduction and Methods and Data Analysis Plan and give an oral presentation of research proposal.
Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Virginia Consortium should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Transcripts of academic coursework.
For update-to-date information regarding requirements for the submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, please visit https://sci.odu.edu/vcpcp/index.shtml
The Consortium's supplemental application that includes:
A personal statement outlining academic objectives and career goals and how the Virginia Consortium will assist in achieving these goals.
A summary of clinical, research, teaching, and diversity interests and experiences.
A resume or curriculum vitae.
Three letters of reference.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a substantial academic background in psychology.
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Students often receive graduate assistantships and may receive a full or partial tuition scholarship.
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