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Clinical Psychology (Psychology, Ph.D.)

The Department of Psychology participates in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology.  This unified program is offered jointly by Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University and is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  The combined efforts of these institutions give considerable breadth and depth to this unique program.  Students take classes at all three institutions and are engaged in research activities and clinical work throughout their training.  The Program follows a scientist-practitioner training model.  The Virginia Consortium emphasizes the following areas in its training model:  (1) ethics; (2) multiculturalism; (3) research; (4) assessment; (5) intervention; (6) consultation, supervision, and leadership. 

Clinical Psychology (Psychology, Ph.D.)


Description


What is Virginia Consortium at ODU like?

The Department of Psychology participates in the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology.  This unified program is offered jointly by Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University and is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  The combined efforts of these institutions give considerable breadth and depth to this unique program.  Students take classes at all three institutions and are engaged in research activities and clinical work throughout their training.  The Program follows a scientist-practitioner training model.  The Virginia Consortium emphasizes the following areas in its training model:  (1) ethics; (2) multiculturalism; (3) research; (4) assessment; (5) intervention; (6) consultation, supervision, and leadership. 

Program Highlights


What makes Virginia Consortium at ODU unique?

  • It is a five year (4+1) program. The first two years are largely didactic, although students are involved in clinical practica and research (including a master’s thesis or foundational research project).

  • One of our primary goals is for students to become proficient at integrating theory, research, and practice.

  • The Virginia Consortium provides a systematic sequence of supervised pre-internship practica in which students apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom to clinical settings. 

  • Faculty at all three consortia institutions are involved in teaching and research supervision. Some faculty are involved in clinical supervision as well.

  • Please visit our program site for more information: Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Clinical Psychologists

$81,330

MEDIAN SALARY


Diagnose or evaluate mental and emotional disorders of individuals through observation, interview, and psychological tests, and formulate and administer programs of treatment.

Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

$93,440

MEDIAN SALARY


Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.

Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary

$85,050

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Psychologists, All Other

$93,440

MEDIAN SALARY


All psychologists not listed separately.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Veterans Administration Medical Centers,  Academic Medical Centers,  Colleges or Universities, Community Mental Health Centers,  Private Practice

Courses


What are some courses offered in Virginia Consortium at ODU?

PSYC 661:
Psychopathology


The course provides a conceptual basis for the study of abnormal behavior. Students conduct an in-depth review of the literature related to the classification, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders.

PSYC 801:
Empirically-Supported Therapies


Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. Empirically-Supported Therapies is designed to foster the integration of clinical science and the practice of psychotherapy. Course objectives include learning how to identify, evaluate, and implement empirically supported interventions for various psychological disorders.

PSYC 713:
Research Methods in Psychology


This course will cover research design and methodology. Topics may include experimental, quasi-experimental, single subject and survey research; validity; reliability; confounds; measurement; sampling; inductive inference. Additionally, this course will cover Responsible Conduct of Research, including completion of CITI course, protection of human subjects, University Human Subjects Committee and IRB, APA Style, paper structure, references, tables, figures, etc., research proposal writing, including searching for sources, writing, oral presentation, data collection and management issues (e.g., Qualtrics, SONA, data cleaning). Students are required to complete a Research Proposal with Introduction and Methods and Data Analysis Plan and give an oral presentation of research proposal.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Virginia Consortium at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Virginia Consortium should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Transcripts of academic coursework.

  • For update-to-date information regarding requirements for the submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, please visit https://sci.odu.edu/vcpcp/index.shtml

  • The Consortium's supplemental application that includes: 

    A personal statement outlining academic objectives and career goals and how the Virginia Consortium will assist in achieving these goals. 

    A summary of clinical, research, teaching, and diversity interests and experiences. 

    A resume or curriculum vitae. 

  • Three letters of reference. 

For admission to the Virginia Consortium program


Degree:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a substantial academic background in psychology.


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

For more details visit our program website:


www.odu.edu/vcpcp


Students often receive graduate assistantships and may receive a full or partial tuition scholarship. 

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Enrollment Coordinator


Name:

Robin Lewis Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)


Location:

244H MILLS GODWIN BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4210


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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