Professor David LaPorte, who teaches clinical neuropsychology, is the director of doctoral studies. His areas of interest include paranoia, schizophrenia, eating disorders, forensic psychology, and neuropsychology.
The Psychology Department offers a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) that places emphasis upon professional applications of psychology based on a solid grounding in the scientific knowledge base of psychology.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association:
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The program is designed to meet the academic requirements of licensure and to provide the student with background to immediately assume responsibilities in appropriate professional settings. Graduates of the program have performed well on licensure exams as evidenced by current licensure data.
The PsyD program follows a practitioner or applied model of training of clinical psychologists. Emphasis is placed on professional applications of psychology to a wide variety of human problems. Students receive extensive supervision in the development of skills in interpersonal relations, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, community outreach, and program evaluation and a solid grounding in the scientific knowledge base of psychology.
To ask specific questions, call 724-357-4519 or 724-357-4524 or e-mail Dr. David LaPorte, program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information of a general nature about the program and graduate study at IUP, see the IUP Graduate Catalog.
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