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2018-2019 Admissions

Applications for the CCNY Clinical Psychology PhD program are due December 1st, 2018. See Admissions page for more information. 

We anticipate accepting 14 students for the upcoming class. 

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program will be hosting two open houses this year. 

  • October 18th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 PM
  • October 23rd, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM

The October 18th open house will particularly highlight how the program addresses and focused on issues related to racial and ethnic minorities and to diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity. The October 23rd open house is a more general introduction to the program. All interested applicants are invited to either or both. 



Our Program

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 itnerests. 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, neuropsychology and neuroscience. 

Our program's clinic, which is called "The Psychological Center," our classrooms, and faculty offices are located on the 8th floor of the North Academic Center at City College, where most program activities take place. The Program is part of the Department of Psychology at the College, as well as part of the Colin Powell School for global leadership. 


Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's accreditaton 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


Steve Tuber, Ph.D., ABPP

Program Director & Director of Clinical Training

City College of New York
Phone: (212) 650-5672


Melissa Mayers-Morris

Program Administrator of the Ph.D. Program 

Phone: (212) 650-5674


Nat Sufrin

Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program Admissions Coordinator







Recent publications of the Clinical Faculty: 

Rudenstine, S., Espinosa, A. (2018). Latent comorbid depression and anxiety symptoms across sex and race/ethnic subpopulations in a national epidemiologic study. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 104, 114-123. 
O'Neill, S., Halperin, J. M., & Coghill, D. R. (2018). Neuropsychological functioning and ADHD: a developmental perspective. In T. Banaschewski, D. R. Coghill, & A. Zuddas (Eds/), Oxford textbook of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderOxford, UK: Oxford University Press


Upcoming Events:


Colloquia Series:

September 4th, 2018, 11:30-1:00 PM, Shepard Hall, Rm 107 - Joseph Reynoso PhD 

October 9th, 2018, 11:30-1:00 PM, Shepard Hall, Rm 107 - Gillian Scott-Ward PhD


Open Houses:

October 18th, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 PM

October 23rd, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 PM