University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

The Clinical Training Program

Distinguishing Features

Integration of Training

faculty mentoring a studentOur model of training stresses early and ongoing placement on a clinical practicum team, simultaneous research training relevant to clinical problems, rigorous course work, and selected teaching experiences. These experiences are designated to build on each other and to lead to a professional who is competent in multiple areas of psychology.

Flexible Mentoring Model

Faculty members select students during the admission process to work in their research programs. The selection is based not only on grades, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation, but on research experience and a match with faculty members' research interest.

We use this model to ensure that students:

  • begin work on relevant research during their first year.
  • are working with a faculty member who is involved in helping them make career choices immediately upon graduate school entry.

We realize that as a student progresses through the program, changes in focus and interests may occur. If a student's research interests changes or if there is not a good fit with the research model, methodologies, or work habits of a particular faculty member, s/he is free to change advisors at any time.

Funded Traineeships for Every Student Each Year in the Program

Along with the General/Experimental Program, the Clinical Training Program is committed to funding every graduate student in our department each year that he or she is in the program and on campus, and we have been successful in doing so every year since 1969. We want to ensure that students from all socioeconomic backgrounds apply to the graduate programs in our department, and also that funded placements provide meaningful training in teaching, research, or clinical work.

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