CCAP Program Goals and Objectives

Within a competency framework, our program emphasizes three broad goals, each of which is associated with a number of more specific objectives: 

1. The development of scholarly and research skills

2. The development of clinical skills

3. The development of ethics and professionalism 

All of these culminate in the defense of a PhD thesis and the successful completion of one year of internship year in a clinical setting. At the end of their formal training, graduates of the CCAP program are prepared to undertake the professional life of a clinical child psychologist (supervised practice) in clinical, research- scientist, and academic settings.