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CIIS' Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program offers a unique blend of broad and general clinical training with relational and holistic components. 

    • Prepare for a professional, versatile, and practice-focused career in clinical psychology
    • Experience curriculum thoughtfully linked to hands-on clinical training in well-established San Francisco Bay
    • Connect to the importance of diversity through required courses in Culture and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Religion and Spirituality, Buddhism and Psychotherapy, and Neuroscience and Spirituality
    • Engage in reflective practices that support lifelong professional development

As an associate member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), our practitioner-scholar training model provides broad and general education in clinical psychology that, in addition, integrates depth-psychological, societal, ecological, and spiritual dimensions of human experience into the curriculum.

WASC logoCIIS is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WASC-WSCUC).  Graduates of the PsyD program at CIIS are eligible for licensure as psychologists in California and many other states.

The San Francisco Bay Area is at the forefront of change in psychology, especially at CIIS. We welcome you to come visit us and learn more about the CIIS/Bay Area psychology experience.

Why a PsyD Degree?

Practicing Psychologists provide psychotherapy, assessment, consultation, supervision and training.  A clinical psychologist has a doctoral degree (PsyD, PhD or EdD) and, nationwide, spends an average of seven years  in post graduate training. The depth and breadth of this training allows a licensed psychologist to treat and diagnose a broad range of psychological and emotional issues and to supervise other therapists. Some Psychologists also design, direct and evaluate treatment programs, consult with hospitals and businesses, teach in both graduate and undergraduate institutions and conduct research.

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