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 as primary advisors to graduate students. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, you are encouraged 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 for descriptions of each individual's research interests and primary appointment.

  • Angela Duckworth
  • Martha Farah
  • Philip Gehrman
  • Sara Jaffee
  • Joseph Kable
  • Allyson Mackey
  • David Mandell
  • Adrian Raine
  • Ayelet Meron Ruscio
  • Robert Schultz
  • Martin Seligman
  • Rebecca Waller

Drs. Jaffee, Ruscio, Seligman, and Waller are the Graduate Group members who serve as core clinical faculty within the Department of Psychology. Dr. Melissa Hunt is also a member of the core clinical faculty, but her responsibilities are mainly teaching and administrative; she is not available to serve as a primary advisor.

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 all of the program requirements described here.

Because the principal focus of all students, including clinical students, is research, no student may enroll in PSYC 8200 (Advanced Practicum) unless the student's Advisory Committee has informed the Associate Director of Clinical Training that the student is making adequate progress in research. The same holds true for students who wish to undertake additional practicum training after PSYC 8200 on a non-credit basis. The student is responsible for requesting that the chair of the Advisory Committee write the Associate Director of Clinical Training indicating whether or not the student is approved to undertake a clinical practicum the following year. This report should be sent 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 Associate Director of Clinical Training that it expects the student to complete the dissertation by the end of the Internship year. Thus, students should arrange for their Advisory Committees to meet early in the Fall term in which they are submitting Internship applications, and request that a report be sent after that meeting to the Associate Director of Clinical Training.

Clinical Associates

We are fortunate to have three other associated faculty who are not members of the Graduate Group, but provide essential coursework and clinical supervision to our students:

  • Emily Becker-Haimes
  • Hilary Kratz
  • Benjamin Yerys