Message from the Dean

Image of Dean JacksonWelcome to the School of Professional Psychology (SOPP) at Wright State University. We are home to an APA accredited Psy.D. program, as well as an APA accredited doctoral internship.

SOPP was among the first doctoral programs in the country to develop a practitioner model program and to grant the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree. SOPP accepted its first students in 1979. The Psy.D. and internship programs have continuously received the highest level of APA accreditation since the graduation of the charter class in 1982. The brilliance, expertise, and richness of our school continue to allow the SOPP faculty, staff and students to lead by example in the community, the state of Ohio, and nationally. Today, we have more than 800 graduates practicing worldwide. During 2019, we were proud to celebrate 40 years of Psy.D. education, and training.

Within a context of respect for individual and cultural differences, our curriculum integrates the evolving knowledge base, clinical skill development, and development of professional attitudes, values, and behaviors. Using this foundation, SOPP equips its graduates for excellence and innovation in the practice of health service psychology. Our program emphasizes generalist training, however, students may pursue in-depth work in three emphasis areas: childforensic, and health/rehabilitation/primary care.

We invite you to explore our website and learn about our mission and program. The faculty and staff are available to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours truly,

LaTrelle D. Jackson, Ph.D., CCFC, ABPP
Interim Dean and Professor