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Graduate Education Integrating

Psychology and Spirituality since 1975

Residential Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

ITP’s program is the first Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology to integrate a spiritual orientation with APA accreditation standards. This orientation is predicated on research demonstrating that the presence of spiritual and/or religious practices in a person’s life has significant and long-lasting benefits for psychological and physical health. The program integrates nondenominational spirituality and an understanding of major world religious beliefs and practices into training to be a clinical psychologist. Spiritual issues, spiritual practices, and culturally-based religious practices are integral to all areas of the program, including research, assessment, and therapy.

Grounded in ITP’s innovative whole-person approach to education, the Psy.D. program focuses on experiential learning aimed at facilitating personal and spiritual maturity, evidence-based spiritually-oriented clinical training, and research on spiritually-oriented clinical interventions. The curriculum includes a broad course of study in the science of clinical psychology, one year of practice in Aikido, study of the world’s religious and wisdom traditions, consciousness studies, evidence-based practices using spiritual interventions, and a third year mentorship/apprenticeship format in which each student may design a program integrating a specific spiritual practice with their clinical application.

Our Training Includes: 1) Professional training grounded in the

broad and general foundations of the science of clinical psychology; 2) investigation of the significance of ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural differences upon human development, models of change, and spiritual expression; 3) spiritual approaches, knowledge, practices, and expertise relevant to clinical practice; and 4) research demonstrating how spiritual expertise is relevant and useful in clinical psychology practice.

Psy.D. Program Features:

• Spirituality integrated into clinical coursework and training • Accomplished faculty actively involved in spiritually-oriented clinical research and practice • Cohort-based learning community of like-minded students • Year-long mentorship/ apprenticeship with clinical faculty • Two years of practica and one year (1500 hours) of internship • Research and dissertation focus on spiritually-oriented clinical psychology topic relevant to the student and the field of clinical psychology

Career Applications:

• Licensed Psychologist, supervisory or team leader in a mental health/substance abuse/ corrections agency • Licensed Psychologist in private practice • Supervisor in private practice • Teaching faculty • Research faculty • Licensed Psychologist in consulting practice For more information, contact 650-493-4430, ext. 216


Residential Programs:

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

A Spiritually-Oriented Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Required Coursework Integrated Clinical Skills Psychotherapeutic Techniques: Clinical Skills Group Process Appreciation of Differences Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice Clinical Practicum Seminar I (Year-long) Social Bases of Behavior Aging & Long-Term Care Workshop Child Abuse Assessment & Treatment Workshop Spousal/Partner Abuse Assessment, Detection, and Intervention Strategies Treatment of Chemical Dependency Human Sexuality Advanced Clinical Practicum Seminar (Year-Long) Supervision, Consultation & Leadership Internship Science of Clinical Psychology General Psychotherapy Theory & Approaches I-III (Year-Long) Psychopathology & Diagnosis Law & Ethics I Human Development History & Systems Psychometric Theory, Applications & Report Writing I-III (Year-Long) Cognitive & Affective Bases of Behavior Biological Bases of Behavior

Research Theory & Practice Critical Thinking in Clinical Psychology Scientific Scholarly Writing Spiritually-Oriented Clinical Theory & Research Scientific Scholarly-Writing Qualifying Paper Research Methods (Year-Long) Law & Ethics II Advanced Research Methods/Research Seminar (Year-Long) Dissertation Spiritually-Oriented Clinical Theory & Practice Transpersonal & Spiritual Psychology & Lab Evidence-Based Practices: Psychospiritual Interventions (Year-Long) Psychospiritual Intervention Labs Mindfulness Practice: Aikido (Year long) Minfulness-Based Interventions Spiritually-Oriented Clinical Theory & Research Religious & Spiritual Traditions Integrated Psychotherapy Theory & Applications Total Quarter Units: 138

Note: As part of their professional development, students are required to complete 40 hours of personal psychotherapy and 10 hours of spiritual guidance within the first two years.

For more information, contact Admissions at, 650-493-4430, ext. 216

Residential Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology Program Information