Clinical Program Faculty

The following is a list of Psychology Graduate Group members with research interests that are especially relevant to clinical psychology graduate students. All of these individuals are available, in principle, to serve on dissertation committees, or as principal advisors to graduate students. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, it would be wise to check with that person to determine whether he or she is available to take a first-year student. Please refer to the list of faculty in the Psychology home page for descriptions of each individual's research interests and primary appointment.  Drs. Chambless, DeRubeis, Jaffee, Ruscio and Waller are members of the core clinical faculty within the department of psychology.

  • Rinad Beidas
  • Dianne Chambless
  • Paul Crits-Christoph
  • Robert DeRubeis
  • David Dinges
  • Angela Duckworth
  • Martha Farah
  • Sara Jaffee
  • Joe Kable
  • Allyson Mackey
  • David Mandell
  • Adrian Raine
  • Ayelet Ruscio
  • Robert Schultz
  • Martin Seligman
  • Rebecca Waller

Role of the Advisory Committee

Students in the clinical program would be well advised to arrange that at least one member of their Advisory Committee (see Chapter 4 of the Graduate Manual) is a member of the Graduate Group who has had a substantial amount of clinical experience. The student's Advisory Committee will help the student map out an academic and clinical training program appropriate to the interests of the student and the standards of the Graduate Group. This will include meeting the requirements mentioned below.

Because the principal focus of all students, including clinical students, is research, no student may enroll in Psychology 820 (Advanced Practicum) unless the student's Advisory Committee has informed the Director of Clinical Training that the student is making adequate progress in research. The same holds true for students who desire to undertake additional practicum training after 820 on a non-credit basis. The student is responsible for requesting that the chair of the Advisory Committee write the Director of Clinical Training indicating whether or not the student is approved to undertake a clinical practicum the following year by the beginning of the spring term of each year, as many external practicum sites begin interviewing prospective trainees as early as February.

For the same reason, the Clinical Program will not provide a letter of support for internship unless the student's Advisory Committee informs the Director of Clinical Training that it expects the student to complete a dissertation by the end of the internship. Thus, students should arrange for their Advisory Committees to meet early in the fall term in which they are submitting an internship application and should request a report to the Director of Clinical Training.

Clinical Associates

We are also fortunate to have three other associated faculty who are not members of our graduate group, but provide essential coursework and clinical supervision to our students.  

  • Emily Becker-Haimes
  • Hilary Dingfelder-Kratz
  • Ben Yerys