Organizational and Integrative Psychology Programs
The graduate degrees offered by the Professional School of Psychology provide students destined for careers in organizational psychology with distinctive programs that blend theory and practice. The programs effectively prepare human service professionals for the emerging Challenges of Twenty-First Century Organizations, and provide students with a unique opportunity at the forefront of the rapidly changing field of psychology.
A description of our Master Degree Program in Organizational Psychology is provided on this website, as is our Doctoral Degree Program in Organizational Psychology.
The PSP faculty are consistently reviewing the shifting needs and interests in the field of Organizational Psychology and are building new, dynamic, focused programs that are responsive to these shifts. As a result of this ongoing review, the Professional School of Psychology is now offering an Integrative doctoral program that allows students to take a mixture of organizational and clinical courses, enabling them to move into leadership roles in a human service organization or prepare for emerging areas of professional psychology. Following is a description of this program.
Doctoral Program in Professional Psychology: An Integrative Approach
* health and neurological psychology;
* leadership development and executive coaching;
* applied decisional-sciences and team-development; and
* family permanence and adoption.
2. Nine courses with several specialization foci — with each student taking courses aligned with his or her own professional and academic interests.
3. Three courses that provide advanced concepts and professional psychology strategies in the two general fields of clinical and organizational psychology.
4. Three courses taken by all doctoral students that address the nature of psychological inquiry and prepare students for their dissertation work.
5. A portfolio prepared by each student that provides documentation of the student’s accomplishment (understanding, competence, and mastery) in six professional roles.
6. A doctoral dissertation that facilitates the student’s mastery of a specific area of specialization and provides an opportunity to advance his/her career, as well as make a significant contribution to this area of specialization.
1. an in-person gathering each year;
2. a series of small group, digitally-mediated courses that make use of digital communication tools such as Zoom, Skype and Moodle; and
3. individual, one-on-one, tutorials involving the direct and flexible interaction between a faculty member and student.
Students also are introduced to the EBSCO data base to which PSP subscribes. This digital service enables students to access all of the major psychology-related journals in the world, as well as a large array of other published documents. One of the Nature of Psychological Inquiry courses is usually offered during one of the yearly gatherings, while the other two courses are offered in the digitally-mediated format or in individual tutorial sessions. Typically, by the end of the third course, a student will have prepared a preliminary dissertation proposal.