Graduate students in either the Clinical or Developmental Ph.D. programs at UVM are eligible for the Developmental Psychopathology Concentration. Students who elect to complete this concentration are required to complete all of the coursework for their respective programs as well as foundational courses for the concentration. Students will earn a Ph.D. in the area that they entered (clinical psychology or developmental), regardless of the affiliation of their advisor. Students who complete the Developmental Psychopathology Concentration can work with faculty from either the clinical or developmental program, regardless of their program affiliation. Developmental students do not complete practicum or internship.
How do I apply to the Developmental Psychopathology Concentration?
Students interested in completing the developmental psychopathology concentration should apply to either the Clinical Ph.D. program or the developmental Ph.D. program (through the general/experimental program). Students who complete this concentration 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 concentration 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 concentration should indicate their interest in the essay portion of their graduate application form. Incoming students who plan to complete this concentration must be approved by the faculty of both programs (clinical and developmental).