Students in the Clinical or Developmental programs with an interest in developmental psychopathology are welcome to complete a specialization developmental psychopathology through the completion of a core set of courses.

These courses include:

Core Clinical Courses

  • 370 - Psychopathology I: Child Psychopathology
  • 380 - Professional Affairs & Ethics

Core Developmental Courses

  • 350 - Developmental Professional Seminar
  • Two Additional Developmental Courses, choose from:
    1. 354 - Social Development
    2. 352 - Emotional Development & Temperament
    3. 355 - Psychology of Gender
    4. 200-level developmental psychology courses, in consultation with the instructor
    5. Other courses as deemed appropriate

Other Courses

  • 346 - Analysis of Longitudinal Data OR 348 - Structural Equation Modeling
  • One additional developmental course OR 371 - Child & Adolescent Psychological Assessment

For clinical students, these requirements result in an additional semester of coursework.

How do I enroll in the Developmental Psychopathology Specialization?

Students interested in completing the Developmental Psychopathology Specialization should apply to either the Clinical Ph.D. program or the Developmental Ph.D. program (through the General/Experimental program). Students who complete this specialization are eligible to work with any affiliated faculty (listed below), regardless of whether they are in the Clinical or Developmental Ph.D. program. The Developmental Psychopathology Specialization is elective for incoming developmental and clinical students and is not required for either program.

Applicants who would like to be considered for the Developmental Psychopathology Specialization should indicate their interest in the essay portion of their graduate application form. Incoming students who plan to complete this specialization must be approved by the faculty of both programs (Clinical and Developmental).

Students interested in intensive training in the area of Developmental Psychopathology may elect to enroll in the Clinical/Developmental Training Program. Students completing this program will meet the requirements for both the Clinical program and the Developmental subprogram.

Affiliated Faculty