Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology
The Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is a scientist-practitioner program
in clinical psychology that seeks to educate scholars and clinicians, who have strong
commitments to research, evaluation, clinical practice, and community-based action,
solidly grounded in the cultural contexts of all affected stakeholders. The program
integrates clinical, community, and cultural psychology with a focus on rural, indigenous
issues and an applied emphasis on the integration of research and practice. Through
combining the spirit of clinical and community psychology, the program promotes contextually-grounded
and culturally appropriate research, evaluation, prevention, clinical service, community
work, and social action, relevant to individuals, groups, families, and communities.
The program is on the forefront of creative and enriching knowledge dissemination that is relevant to rural communities; focuses on public service, the uniqueness of rural environments; and the celebration of diversity. The program has many unique features that combine to make for a rigorous training experience that requires a student's full-time commitment. Individuals interested in additional detail about the program are encouraged to peruse the Student Handbook.
The program maintains and regularly updates a Policy and Procedure Manual. Student rights and grievance procedures are covered in detail in the Student Handbook. The program also regularly collects outcome data from students and other sources. Students are asked at the end of every academic year to fill out the Student Survey and in October the Outcomes Committee collates the Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data. All outcomes data are used to document progress toward the Program's Outcomes Goals, Objectives, and Benchmarks and the Program's Process Benchmarks.
The program encourages active student engagement and student faculty interaction as related to program administration. This interaction is exemplified by student representation on almost all program committees.
The Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is accredited as a clinical psychology program by the American Psychological Association*. The University of Alaska Anchorage is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities to grant the doctoral degree in Clinical-Community Psychology.
In accordance with University of Alaska Board of Regent’s Policy 01.02.020 and federal
and state law, this program shall not engage in illegal discrimination against any
individual because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy
or parenthood. Decisions affecting individuals shall be based on the individual’s
qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate.
This policy is also in accordance with the APA Ethics Code, which says: In their work-related activities, psychologists do not engage in unfair discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, or any basis proscribed by law. http://www.apa.org/ethics/code part 3 Human Relations.
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The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved the discontinuation of the UAF portion of the Joint PhD Program effection January 10, 2019. The program will continue at UAA.
The Ph.D. Program was accredited by the American Psychological Association as a Clinical Psychology program, effective retroactively to the site visit date in November 2011.
Program was approved as a Western Regional Graduate Program. To learn more click here.
* Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979