Ph.D. Concentration in Clinical Psychology
Alumni of the Ph.D. concentration in clinical psychology report very high levels of satisfaction with their training across all professional competencies. They are especially satisfied with their training in research and clinical practice, including both assessment and intervention, and their ability to apply research skills to clinical practice. They also provide high ratings on their ability to be reflective in both professional practice and interpersonal interactions and their commitment to life-long learning.
Alumni Data and Outcomes
In accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP), the UConn clinical psychology program provides data for the preceding ten years that pertain to the selection of students, their ability to obtain internships, the time it takes to complete all concentration requirements for the Ph. D., and their occupational placements.
We survey alumni at two- and five-years post-graduation to solicit information about their professional activities and their satisfaction with their training. We have surveyed 45 graduates since 2017 and received information from 38 of them, for a return rate of 84%.
Students in the concentration select from a variety of career paths and have training that prepares them for a variety of career trajectories. Many combine clinical work, supervision, teaching, and research in a manner consistent with the program’s commitment to integrated clinical and research training.
The data suggest that our graduates obtain employment in a variety of clinical and research settings:
- 40% of our graduates obtain positions at Medical Schools and Hospitals where they are engaged in a variety of clinical activities; assessment and treatment; along with supervision and research.
- 14% are employed at universities or colleges where they are engaged in research and teaching.
- 20% of our graduates provide clinical services, administration, and supervision in community-based settings
- 26% provide clinical services in private practice settings.
- 97% of our graduates are licensed psychologists.
- One graduate is employed as an Assistant Professor and did not seek licensure.
- 63% of our graduates describe clinical services as their primary responsibility.
- 24% list research as their primary activity, and 13% list research as a secondary activity.
- 61% of alumni report that they have published papers since graduation.
- 71% report that they provide clinical supervision.