Doctoral of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology degree program at the Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu is APA-accredited and designed to prepare students for both contemporary and emerging roles in the practice of professional psychology. Training is provided so that students have the opportunity to be practitioner-scholars who are skilled in local and contextual investigation and problem solving. The school offers a five-year generalist program that supports the development of core competencies in psychological assessment, intervention, science, practice, foundations, and professional issues and roles. The curriculum is on-ground (not online) and designed to provide for the meaningful integration of theory, research, and practice. The program emphasizes the acquisition of attitudes, knowledge bases, and skills essential for professional psychologists who are committed to the provision of ethical quality services. Both by virtue of the location of Hawai‘i and by the specific design of the faculty, attention to issues of human diversity occurs throughout the curriculum and within numerous additional learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Work with diverse and marginalized populations is a major focus of the teaching, scholarship, and clinical practice of the Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu.
As part of the students-first commitment, the PsyD program at Chaminade offers a student-to-core-faculty ratio of 10-to-1, an extensive range of student support, and free access to our psychological assessment library, which houses over 150 testing instruments. Students in the program have opportunities in various research designs and topics, dozens of practicum sites and experiences, and various internship training sites across the country.
The Hawai‘i School of Professional Psychology has had a long history in Hawai‘i, dating back over 30 years. The program received its first APA accreditation in 1998 and has been granted APA Full Accreditation status through the year 2030. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
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Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission. the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree program at the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields. They believe in the power of personal experience—stressing mentorship, collaboration and project-based learning inside and outside the classroom.