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.

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.

If you have questions about the Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology , please contact Anissa Hauser or (907) 786-1640, or Dr. Vivian Gonzalez

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Anissa Hauser or (907) 786-1640.

* Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979


Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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. part 3 Human Relations.