The admissions criteria for the Doctor of Psychology in Psychodynamic Child Psychology and Psychotherapy are:
Licensure or Licensure-Readiness. To apply for admission, applicants must provide a current CV/resume and must hold and provide documentation of one of the following licenses in the State of California: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP); Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC); Licensed Clinical Psychologist. MFT Interns (MFTI); Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW); Professional Clinical Counselor Interns (PCCI) and Psychological Assistants are also eligible for application if they are currently engaged in meeting the requirements of clinical supervision for the license in that area, provide documentation of registration with the appropriate regulating board, and will be expected to complete licensure by graduation.
Personal Psychotherapy Experience. Personal psychotherapy experiences, while not mandated, are deemed an important
The application process includes the completion of the following items:
Completed Application Form and Fee. Applicants will complete and submit the Application Form, accompanied by a non-refundable application fee ($60).
Official Transcript. Applicants will arrange for the Reiss-Davis Graduate Center office to receive an official certified transcript from each college or university attended, showing every graduate unit attempted. Applicants may arrange for transcripts to be mailed directly from these schools to the Reiss-Davis Graduate Center, enclose them with their application, or mail them in separately as long as they are in sealed envelopes. If the transcript does not indicate the degree awarded, proof of that degree must also be provided, as well as proof of licensure or registration with the appropriate California Board.
Letters of Recommendation. Applicants are required to have three letters of recommendation submitted to the Reiss-Davis Graduate Center. Recommenders should be familiar with the applicant’s recent academic, clinical, and/or other professional abilities and accomplishments. Applicants are to follow the instructions specified on the Recommendation Form included in the application packet and provide copies of that Form to recommenders.
Confirmation of receipt of all required documents. The completed application, application fee of $60, official transcripts, proof of degrees, licenses, registrations, and letters of recommendation must be received in the Reiss-Davis Graduate Center before the admissions interviews are conducted. Application deadlines are at the discretion of the Dean.
Personal Interview. Candidates will be invited for a personal interview to be conducted at our campus by selected faculty and administrators. A second interview may be held upon the request of the applicant or the Admissions Committee.