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Department of Psychology

College of Arts & Sciences

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program


Application Deadline: Dec. 1          Apply!



About Clinical Psychology

The University of Wyoming's Clinical Psychology Doctoral (Ph.D.) program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association*. The five-year program consists of four academic years and a 12-month pre-doctoral internship. Our clinical training follows the scientist-practitioner model. We emphasize training students as psychological scientists who critically evaluate research literature and approach therapy and assessment from a scientifically valid framework.

Although there are many careers available to clinical psychologists, all require adequate research knowledge. Research knowledge includes expertise in research methodology, design, statistics, and the ability to carry out an independent study; a broad familiarity with psychological science and the research related to areas of study in the program, such as psychopathology, psychotherapy, and individual areas of interest; the ability to evaluate research literature; and the ability to use the existing research literature to inform clinical activities. Students will learn to apply theory and technique from in the classroom research and clinical work conducted under faculty supervision.

Our clinical faculty have expertise in empirically supported assessment and intervention methods. We have active research programs on depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders, childhood externalizing disorders, serious mental illness, and community based health promotion.

Students emerge from our program with strong clinical skills applicable to a wide variety of settings. As scientist-practitioners, our graduates have research and clinical skills that are valuable in pursuing postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty positions.


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Where Some of Our Alumni Are Now:

Casey Allington, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Denis Birgenheir, Research and evaluation division, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health.
Carolyn Cleveland, Licensed Psychology/Medical Liaison, Central Washington University Student Medical & Counseling Clinic.
Matt Dammeyer, Director of Behavioral Health at Central Peninsula Hospital.
Susan A. Day, practicing Clinical Psychologist in Missoula, Montana.
Laura Dixon, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi.
Nicholas Farrell, Clinical Director of Eating Disorders Services, Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Christina Hassija, Associate Professor of Psychology, California State University – San Bernardino.
Jeremy Joseph, Staff Psychologist, San Francisco VA HCS – Santa Rosa Community-based Outpatient Clinic.
Josh Kemp, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Brown University.
Tatyana Kholodkov, Practicing Clinical Psychologist (Private Practice), Durham, NC.
Sarah Hamill Kenney, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Aaron Lee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI.
Katherine Kitchen Andren, Neuropsychologist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, MI; & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
James Lickel, Director of Psychology Training, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI.
Danielle Maack, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
Inga Mileviciute, Staff Psychologist, San Diego Veterans Affairs.
Alicia Mousseau, Research Instructor, Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
Elizabeth Nelson Possis, Staff Psychologist, Minneapolis MN Veteran Affairs.
Jason A. Nieuwsma, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center.
Pooja Saraff, Staff Psychologist, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center.
Jennifer Sy, Behavior Therapist, Houston Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder (OCD) Center.
Jason Tyser, Staff Psychologist, Parkridge Behavioral Health Care, Casper Wyoming.
Laura Yamamoto, Staff Psychologist, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Ping Zheng, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Elmira College, Elmira NY.

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* Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the
Commission on Accreditation:

             Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
             American Psychological Association
             750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
             Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail:

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