A doctoral degree in clinical psychology provides career flexibility in terms of what you can do and the types of settings in which you can practice. Our Psy.D. degree (i.e., a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) is based on a practitioner-scholar model of training and is designed to produce experts who use current research to inform and support their practice.
As a professional psychologist with a Psy.D.degree from Forest, you will be uniquely prepared to provide direct intervention and assessment services to a wide range of clients and presenting conditions, function in a variety of settings (ranging from private practice to the Federal Bureau of Prisons), as well as provide supervisory and/or administrative oversight of other professionals and trainees. We believe it is important that our program model fits your goals, trains you for the career roles that you desire, and has faculty expertise that meshes well with your professional interests.
You will still be studying statistics, conducting research, and becoming fully engaged in professional development activities (e.g., attending and presenting at local, regional, and national conferences, etc.) The focus of the program will require you to use your critical thinking skills, knowledge of existing literature, and appreciation of data analysis strategies and research methodology to help make your clients' lives better and improve their overall health and well-being. If your goal is to practice scientifically-derived and supported methods of psychology, then we sincerely hope you consider Forest's Psy.D. program.