SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) There are about 15-20 respectable Psy.D. programs out there... How many of these will convert to Ph.D. programs in the next decade? Once the resources become available at these uni-based programs to better fund students and offer within-program practicum (aka sustain a money-pit), why stay Psy.D.? Many programs that were once Psy.D. have converted as the uni housing them grew. Will these programs follow? And when these programs are gone, what is left is... And then what? What then will be a Psy.D.? The few studies that are out there do not support the notion that Psy.D. programs produce any better clinicians than Ph.D. programs. Vale to the Vail Model? Thoughts?