To offer mental health providers a unique psychodynamically-oriented and neurobiologically-informed doctoral degree education that equips students with the necessary theory, skills and techniques to better serve and make a significant difference in the mental health needs of children, adolescents and their families with cultural humility and equity.
The Reiss-Davis Graduate School aspires to be a leading institution offering clinicians a transformative education and also a doctorate degree within a psychodynamic and neurobiological context that fosters a passion for improving the lives of children and adolescents: understanding, intervening, and making a difference.
The purpose of the PsyD in Psychodynamic Child Psychology and Psychotherapy program is to prepare psychodynamically-oriented and neurobiologically-informed clinicians to address the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families in a culturally competent manner.
PsyD graduates will demonstrate clinical practical competence in child psychotherapy that integrates psychodynamically-oriented and neurobiologically-informed theory into research and practice.
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