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Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology

Our doctoral program in clinical psychology has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1971. The program follows a scientist-practitioner model of training in which the development of research skills, coursework and clinical practica are integrated into a coherent program of study. This integrated approach has prepared our graduates to function successfully in the many settings in which clinical psychologists work, such as colleges and universities, medical schools, community mental health centers, hospitals, research centers, and private practice. The overarching goals of our clinical program center on producing graduates who can meaningfully contribute to the knowledge and practice of psychology.  Our training objectives focus on enabling our students to understand and conduct rigorous and relevant research and providing them with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to engage in clinical practice.  The clinical program aims to produce graduates who understand and strive to promote the integration of science and practice in psychology.  We stress the importance of sensitivity to individual differences and human diversity in our training program as essential to the science and practice of psychology.  The clinical training program highlights the need for life-long education to foster personal and professional growth and development in our graduates.  For more information about how we accomplish these goals, see our Program Curriculum.  Graduate Brochure (pdf)

Areas of Concentration within Clinical Psychology

All students get a core background in basic clinical skills and exposure to a broad range of clinical problems in their first two years of required courses and practica. In their later years, students may chose to concentrate in one of three areas within clinical psychology -- Clinical Child Psychology , Health Psychology  or Clinical Community Psychology  -- by taking specific electives and getting specific practica and research experiences. (Students who do not choose an area of concentration may participate in concentration-specific experiences, but only as space permits.) In addition to the areas of concentration, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality is offered as an emerging area of concentration.  (Learn more at these links:  Psychology of Religion and Spirituality and The Psychology of Spirituality and Family Relationships).

Clinical Faculty

Here is a link to a directory listing of the clinical faculty and their areas of concentration or specialization, as well as links to personal and research lab web sites.

Psychological Services Center (PSC)

The PSC is our in-house training clinic for graduate students. The PSC draws its clients from agencies in northwest Ohio, including referrals from human services and health departments, law enforcement agencies and the juvenile justice system, domestic relations courts, physicians, rehabilitation facilities, clergy, schools, and mental health agencies.

Other Information

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

The Director of Clinical Training is Dr. Catherine Stein . Any questions about the program may be directed to her at:

Department of Psychology
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403
email: cstein@bgnet.bgsu.edu  

or to:
Paula Watson, Graduate Secretary
email: pwatson@bgnet.bgsu.edu  
phone: (419) 372-2306

For additional information about accreditation of our program contact:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
phone: (202) 336-5500

Current Clinical Graduate Students

Regular reporting of our clinical graduate students' professional and clinical activities is necessary for accreditation purposes. It is also useful for individual students to keep track of these activities because this information is needed when applying for pre-doctoral internships.  Please follow this link to do your Clinical and Professional Reporting

All clinical students in the program can have access to the latest version of the BGSU Clinical Student Handbook by following this link:  Clinical Student Handbook