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International Sessions bring together faculty, students, and alumni from around the globe for an extraordinary academic experience.

[photo: Students attend an in-person session in Santa Barbara, California. photo taken pre COVID-19]

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Debbie Lemke

International Sessions

Students, faculty, and alumni come together in small, regional, or virtual learning groups called professional development seminars. Activities include formal academic seminars, guest presentations, discussions, and informal networking and socializing. Professional development seminars provide an intensive, nurturing, and personal learning environment.

The nature of the professional development seminars and activities varies according to the needs of its members and students are encouraged to attend regularly.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL PROGRAM ONLY:

Professional development seminars are composed of a faculty member and all students from a geographic region. Professional development seminars meet in person on a monthly basis. The schedule for each meeting is decided jointly by students and faculty and can consist of an invited speaker, academic discussions, case presentations, research projects, dissertation supervision and other activities that promote professional socialization. Regular professional development seminar attendance is required early in the program as part of the residency requirement. To learn more about professional development seminar locations and the program residency requirements contact admissions.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL PROGRAM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR LOCATIONS ONLY:

National Sessions are a week of learning and community-building activities occurring at various locations throughout the United States. Activities include academic workshops and seminars, special guest speakers and forums, student-led learning events, dissertation committee meetings, dissertation final oral reviews, alumni presentations, guest presentations, and other special presentations.  Graduation ceremonies and receptions occur at many sessions and add to the excitement of these important events.

The Academic Conference and Events Services team plans all aspects of the sessions including contracting the venue, posting event information on the session webpages, assisting with session registration and graduation, and answering session related questions.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY DOCTORAL PROGRAM ONLY:

During your first and second year you are required to attend at least one session. Several courses in the program have required face-to-face components that occur at sessions. Regular attendance at sessions can advance your progress through the program. The program offers one session per term.

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