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Clinical Psychology Certificate, Psychology Program for Psychologists

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The Respecialization in Clinical Psychology postdoctoral certificate is designed for psychologists who hold a PhD in a nonclinical discipline of psychology. Typically our students hold PhDs in social, developmental, and organizational psychology and want to become licensed as a clinical psychologist.

The program provides the clinical training, both academic coursework and supervised clinical training, required for license eligibility in many states.

The Fielding Experience

The Fielding community offers a rich diversity of academic, clinical, and professional experience in psychology and related fields. As a Fielding student, you participate in a dynamic community of faculty, students, and alumni colleagues. Designed for adult learners, our distributed learning model makes it possible to pursue your professional goals while balancing the demands of work, family, and community obligations.

You join a cluster of adult students located in your geographic region. You engage with your faculty advisor on a regular basis as you progress through the coursework and clinical training. Our online learning platform combined with week-long conferences, or session events, provide the learning environment in which you complete coursework, access the online library, and conduct other university activities.

The academic year is 12 months and is divided into 3 terms: fall, spring, and summer. Prior to each term, students enroll in courses online.

APA Accreditation

The School of Psychology offers the only Clinical Psychology doctoral program utilizing a distributed delivery model that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA Commission on Accreditation, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202.336.5979). The Clinical Psychology program received the initial accreditation by the APA in 1991.

Geographic Eligibility

Due to individual state licensure requirements, applications are accepted only from individuals who reside in the contiguous United States (except Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida, & Kansas), and Canada (except Ontario). Thus the program is not offered in Hawaii, Alaska, or internationally (except to Canadian students).

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