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PhD/PsyD Clinical Psych PhD Programs with Trauma Treatment Centers and/or Certificates

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by futureclinicalpsych, May 7, 2018.

  1. futureclinicalpsych

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    Hi everyone! As a future clinical psychologist, I am hoping to specialize in PTSD treatment. The SDN forums about programs with advisors doing trauma research and the APA Division 56 list of programs have been very helpful. I am curious if you all know of any PhD clinical programs that have trauma treatment centers (and/or child advocacy centers) at their university, or have nearby trauma practicum opportunities. I am also wondering if you might know of any PhD programs that offer certificates in trauma recovery, trauma studies, PTSD treatment, etc. Thank you all for any advice that you may have!
     
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  3. cara susanna

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    I would look for programs that offer practica at a VA, either within a PTSD clinic or one that involves PTSD treatment (e.g., MST, post-deployment, sometimes general mental health as well). Some VA sites will let practicum students get certified in CPT.
     
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  4. Psychchick09

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    UMSL has a trauma treatment center


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  5. futureclinicalpsych

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    Thank you! This is very helpful. I will look into programs that offer these opportunities.
     
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    academic affiliate programs to VAs are a good bet too. You could do research in that population as part of your thesis more readily that way.

    Examples UCSD, UF. . .
     
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    Thank you!
    Ah, great! Thank you. I'll look into those programs and others that are VA affiliates.
     
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    "Certificates" from undergrad are mostly mini-minors.

    Here's now it works in psych. There isn't one in trauma.

    Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies
     
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    Agreed with others, the best training will be through VA training. Look into coursework in stress at the program and seek out advisors studying trauma.
     
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    This is so helpful to know. Thank you!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    University of Nebraska, Lincoln's clinical program has a faculty member who does research with child advocacy centers. That program was one of my top choices for that reason!
     
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    University of Pennsylvania (and some other local Philly programs) has a practicum at the Center for Treatment and Study of Anxiety which trains PhD students in Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD with Edna Foa and at the end the students are certified PE therapists.
     

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