The Wright Institute's doctoral program in clinical psychology is founded on the practitioner-scholar model and the integration of science and practice. The program has six goals and nine student-learning objectives. The program philosophy is based on a study of research on professional education. The philosophy also draws from the Wright Institute's mission and the educational model developed by the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). While the goals and objectives focus primarily on the content of the program, the philosophy is directed to the program's process of education and training.
Relational ModelFundamental to our approach is that human relationships are of central importance to both learning and clinical practice. Read more » Learning in ContextAn effective professional program prepares students for the conditions they will meet in practice by making the challenges they face in graduate education mirror those they will encounter in professional life. Read more » Reflective PracticeReflective practice calls for a commitment to critical self-appraisal about one's work which, in the academic environment, is facilitated by faculty members who mentor and act as role models. Read more » Broader Conception of ScholarshipClinical practice in psychology requires not only a thorough understanding of facts and theory, but the ability to apply them. Read more »