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Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program and its Psychological Center express our profound grief and outrage in response to the recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and indeed the multiple murders of Black men and women throughout these past 400 years in America. We stand united in our commitment to eradicating individual, institutional and systemic racism in our country and more specifically in our own community here at City College. Our social justice mission underlies our pledge to support the Black members of our community and to work assiduously in confronting and eradicating anti-Black racism. As a training program, we also remain committed to caring for those most deeply affected by the endemic racism and oppression that has permeated every aspect of life in our nation. No single act or even set of actions can ever fully remove the stain of racism from the fabric of our culture, but we remain committed to treating each and every one of our patients, students and faculty with the dignity and integrity they deserve.

The aim of the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at City College is to train clinical psychologists who are competent to work with mental health problems on all levels, from the individual to the community. This aim is implemented through training in theory, research and practice, which includes assessment, diagnosis, individual and group psychotherapy. Students are trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as with community groups and agencies. 

The Clinical Psychology doctoral program is based on a scholar practitioner model. This model emphasizes the mutual and reciprocal influence of scholarship and practice and aims to generate new theories, new research, and new modes of clinical work. Our program has a strong commitment to psychodynamic thinking and social justice, although many other theoretical points of view are represented and studied carefully. We are a diverse community that fosters a high standard of open-mindedness. Interdisciplinary thinking is valued in our program, and the faculty have notably broad and wide-ranging interests. An important emphasis for us is the integration of a psychodynamic perspective with other theoretical approaches and modalities and with research in areas such as developmental psychology, personality, cognition, ...Read More


Tuesday October 6th 6:30 PM - 8 PM - General Open House
Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30 PM - 8 PM - Open House for AEMI and Q and A
Thursday, October 22nd (for those who can't make Tuesdays!) - General Open House also 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Email to register now!

2020-2021 Admissions

We are accepting doctoral applications for Fall 2021! 

Application Deadline: 1st of December, 2020

Find more information on applicant eligibility, application components, and procedure on our admissions page.

Reach out to Rona Tarazi, at for additional questions!


Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

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

Steve Tuber, Ph.D., ABPP
Program Director & Director of Clinical Training
North Academic Center
Room 8/110
p: (212)-650-567

Melissa Mayers-Morris
Program Administrator of the Ph.D. Program
North Academic Center
Room 8/107
p: (212)-650-56

Recent Publications

  • Anglin DM, Galea S, Bachman P. (2020) Going Upstream to Advance Psychosis Prevention and Improve Public Health. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online April 01, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.0142
  • Wachtel, P. L. (in press). Chinese translation of Therapeutic Communication, Second Edition. Beijng: Posts and Telecommunications Press.
  • O' Neill, Sarah & Rudenstine, Sasha (2019) Inattention, Emotion Dysregulation and Impairment among urban, diverse adult seeking Psychological Treatment. Psychiatry Research. Link Here
  • Jurist, Elliot & Sosa, Michael Perez (2019) Commentary on Mentalization and Culture, Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, DOI: 10.1111/cpsp.12302