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Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) Learning Outcomes

The Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu’s clinical psychology doctoral program subscribes to the American Psychological Association (APA) Standards of Accreditation. As such, students are expected to establish an identity in and orientation to health service psychology by acquiring the necessary discipline-specific knowledge and profession-wide competencies. Upon completion of the PSYD degree in clinical psychology, students will be able to:

1.       Apply ethical and legal standards relevant to the practice of clinical psychology, including professional ethics that guide professional behavior.

2.       Apply professional communication and interpersonal skills, to include the utilization of clear, informed, and well-integrated communication, as well as effective interpersonal skills across settings.

3.       Apply professional values and attitudes across settings, including self-reflective practice and openness to supervision and feedback.

4.       Apply awareness of individual and cultural diversity, including knowledge of theoretical models and diversity research that serve to guide the application of diversity competence.

5.       Articulate and integrate the history and systems of psychology as well as the basic areas in scientific psychology, including affective, biological, cognitive, developmental, psychopharmacological, and sociocultural aspects of behavior.

6.       Conduct science in psychology, applying psychometrics, statistical analyses, and quantitative and qualitative research methods.

7.       Competently perform psychological assessments, including the ability to administer, interpret, integrate, and convey results of psychological tests.

8.       Competently perform clinical interventions, including case formulation, theoretical conceptualization, developing and applying evidence-based treatment plans, and evaluating treatment effectiveness in work with clients.

9.       Apply knowledge of consultation models and practices, including interprofessional and interdisciplinary skills in consultative services.

10.   Articulate supervision models and practices, including areas of ethics and potential conflicts.

11.   Apply the Marianist values, through acts of community service, justice, and peace.