Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
Since the mid-1960’s, the doctoral program in clinical psychology at City College has been a leader in applying a psychodynamic understanding in the study of the human personality. In keeping with the mission of the College itself, we have provided high quality psychotherapeutic treatment and assessment to persons from diverse communities and well as to persons who experience challenges in accessing psychological services. We train our students to immerse themselves in a nuanced and complex approach to diagnosing individuals, an approach that promotes eschew simplistic, one size fits all diagnostic labels for the understanding of the whole person.
The Program is based on a scholar practitioner model. This model emphasizes the mutual and reciprocal influence of scholarship and practice and aims to generate integrative theories, research, and 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 have our own Psychological Center, a community psychology training clinic that provides our students with a seamless link between scholarship and practice and where students are trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults. We have become a cutting-edge psychotherapy research program as well, as all our patients, both child and adult, are rigorously assessed throughout the course of their treatment. Interdisciplinary thinking is valued in our program, and the faculty and students have notably broad and wide-ranging interests. We emphasize and value the selection of a diverse student body and are committed to accepting, retaining and graduating BIPOC, first generation and minoritized students.
Located in West Harlem, New York City, we provide psychological services to children and adolescents from our surrounding catchment area, adults and families from our community and are the major treatment provider for City College undergraduates. Our classrooms, therapy rooms 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. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing all our academic and clinical work remotely.
Applications for Fall 2024 will be due December 1st, 2023.
October Open House dates to be announced in September.
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:
President Vincent Boudreau
Office of the Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Steve Tuber, Ph.D., ABPP
Program Director & Director of Clinical Training
North Academic Center
Clinical Psychology Program Administrator
North Academic Center
We are delighted to share the inaugural issue of our's program's newsletter, TuneIn!
Program Handbook '22
Ph.D. Requirements and Goals
Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data
Ph.D. Faculty and Staff
The Psychological Center
Clinical Internships and Experience
Research Experience and Training
Forms and Procedures
Tuition and Financial Aid
Alumni and Friends of the Program
Last Updated: 04/15/2023 23:22