School and Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
Clinical and school psychologists work with clients in many settings, from schools and community health care facilities to medical centers and university counseling centers.
At Kean, our combined school and clinical psychology doctoral program prepares students for those roles, combining education and training across the two practice areas of school psychology and clinical psychology. Along with rigorous academic coursework and training experiences, mentorship of students by faculty is key to the program. Each entering class is limited to approximately 12 students per year to allow professors to work more directly with students.
The program offers numerous opportunities for clinical and research experiences, including a wide variety of externship placements and presenting and publishing with faculty members.
The combined training model gives graduates a depth of training for a wide range of professional and academic positions, increasing career flexibility and marketability.
Kean's Psy.D. graduates obtain fellowships and work opportunities in a wide range of settings.
- Mental health centers
- Education institutions, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities
- Academic medical centers and hospitals
- Correctional facilities
- Independent practices
Journal articles or book chapters published by Kean students and faculty in one recent year
In 2016, Kean University's Psy.D. in Combined School and Clinical Psychology was awarded American Psychology Association (APA) accreditation.
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The program is also accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) - https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification
Licenses are issued by each state, with each having its own requirements with regard to scores on the national Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), state jurisprudence examinations, state-specific supplemental courses, and the number and nature of predoctoral and/or postdoctoral hours required.
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