As Program Director for the Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, I am thrilled to introduce you to our innovative and rigorous doctoral program designed to train a new generation of practitioners and academics in meeting the needs of individuals and communities.
We are very proud of the unique program we have created for training doctoral students in clinical psychology who are interested in working humanistically with individuals and communities. Point Park University’s Clinical Psychology program offers a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a special focus on the principles and practices of Community Psychology. Our program is firmly situated in the human science tradition with a holistic, contextualized, reflexive approach toward human beings and their problems in living. Teaching psychology from this perspective distinguishes us from many other doctoral-level programs in the nation. The program is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.
Applicants have the opportunity for a competitive funding package in the first year of this 5-year program. Diverse applicants are given special consideration for these awards. Later in their course of study, students also have the opportunity to be paid-lecturers in our department’s undergraduate program. The final year of study involves a full-time internship that typically offers a livable stipend. Enclosed with this letter is a flyer with information on how to apply as well as additional information about our accreditation status. We hope that you will encourage any potentially interested seniors in your department to apply. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions about our program.
Brent Dean Robbins, PhD