PhD students select one of four areas of professional concentration as an area for clinical specialization: clinical child psychology, clinical health psychology, neuroscience & neuropsychology and social cultural behavioral health.
Clinical Child Psychology
Training emphasizes principles of child psychology, infant and toddler development, childhood anomalies, grief and loss issues for children and caregivers, children and adolescents in trauma, and child neuropsychology. [Top]
Clinical Health Psychology
The health psychology track provides training in the foundations of health psychology, theories of health behavior change, and advanced behavioral medicine techniques including biofeedback. Students who seek this area of concentration are encouraged to select a variety of clinical experiences in public health and medical environments. [Top]
The concentration in neuroscience & neuropsychology provides students with classroom and clinical training opportunities designed to prepare the student for pre- and post-doctoral specialization in the field of neuropsychology. Students engage in coursework that emphasizes assessment, principles of psychophysiology, cortical and subcortical structure and function, and behavioral neurology. [Top]
Social Cultural Behavioral Health Psychology
Students who select the professional concentration in social cultural behavioral health psychology draw on the strength of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area: an area of tremendous cultural diversity and an ideal place in which to study and develop clinical competencies in cultural psychology. Coursework emphasizes social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and behavior research, attribution theory, and psychological study of social issues. [Top]