Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

derner institute

Cutting-edge psychological studies with a deep history.

The Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies has long been recognized as a pioneer in the training of clinical psychologists. The Institute was founded in 1951, and became the nation’s first university-based professional school of psychology in 1972. Today, it houses an array of programs that emphasize professional practice and that incorporates psychological science and research.

Our teaching incorporates multiple psychological perspectives from the cognitive, social, developmental and psychodynamic perspectives. Our students become well-trained professionals and lifelong learners who combine scholarly inquiry and professional service. We work to develop critical reasoning, intellectual rigor, creative imagination and empathic capacity, all of which are necessary to meet the needs of a diverse and global society.

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Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology December 1 (fall admission only)
Respecialization in Clinical Psychology (Advanced Certificate) December 1 (fall admission only)
M.A. in School Psychology March 1 (fall admission only)
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling March 1 (fall admission only)
M.A. in General Psychology Rolling admission

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