Preparing tomorrow’s psychologists for a diverse world

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photo of sopp students in a classroomThe educational and training philosophy of the SOPP explicitly emphasizes generalist training at the doctoral level. Accordingly, the faculty has designed course work, clinical practica, and other educational experiences to give students broad exposure to theoretical models, clinical skills, and professional roles that prepare students for the current and future practice of psychology.

The SOPP's curriculum has been organized around competency areas fundamental to the practice of psychology: relationship, assessment, intervention, basic science/research and evaluation, consultation/education, management/supervision, and diversity. SOPP students demonstrate mastery of the seven core competencies as they proceed through course work and their clinical practicum training.