Psy.D programs for CBT?

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by psydprospect, Jun 1, 2012.

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  1. psydprospect


    Jun 1, 2012
    I am currently looking at Psy.D programs, but am having trouble finding many that have a CBT emphasis (most seem to be oriented towards psychodynamic). Is anyone able to recommend good CBT Psy.D programs and/or any resources that can give me further direction? Thanks!
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  3. clinpsych

    clinpsych New Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) and LaSalle University both have CBT oriented programs.
  4. mcvcm92

    mcvcm92 2+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    University of Hartford & LIU - CW Post have a good amount of CBT emphasis.
  5. Therapist4Chnge

    Therapist4Chnge Neuropsych Ninja Faculty Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    The Beach
    The vast majority of Psy.D. programs (as well as Ph.D. programs) will have a strong emphasis on CBT training, so you most likely found the couple/handful of Psy.D. programs that emphasize psychodynamic training.
  6. Doctor Eliza

    Doctor Eliza 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    I wouldn't get too hung up on this one issue. Most quality grad programs will give you grounding in a variety of schools of thought. This is a good thing. You may think CBT (or whatever) is the way to go before you start your training, but once you get out there doing therapy, you might change your mind. Studies suggest that the vast majority of clinicians describe themselves as eclectic.

    Dr. E
  7. futurepsydoc

    futurepsydoc 7+ Year Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Rutgers has strong CBT and Psychodynamic Training.
  8. PsychPhDStudent

    PsychPhDStudent 7+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    I've met some great CBT-oriented faculty from LaSalle and Rutgers.
  9. ClinPsychEnthus

    ClinPsychEnthus Psy.D. candidate, VA intern 2+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    In terms of Philly-area schools, PCOM is actually almost strictly CBT, whereas Widener, Rutgers, and LaSalle have some emphasis in CBT.

    I'd say that, though I personally am integrative in my style of therapy, I am mainly anchored to CBT. I find it helpful to have a primary form of conceptualizing, while having the training and capability to have flexibility, tailor to clients, and incorporate other ESTs, like ACT, DBT, etc. For me, primary CBT training was the way to go, and I've been really happy about that decision.

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