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Mission Statement

The PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is designed to create scientist- practitioners who join theory, practice, and research to meet the behavioral health needs and to improve the wellbeing of Alaskan, rural, circumpolar, and culturally diverse peoples and communities. The program integrates clinical and community psychology and focuses on applications of rural, indigenous, and cultural psychology for the benefit of all people.

Program Goals

Goal #1: The Joint Ph.D. Program Will Prepare Culturally Competent Scientists.  Program graduates will demonstrate culturally grounded knowledge and skills in scientific inquiry. They will value research and evaluation as important components of their professional identity. They will demonstrate competency in using their research and evaluation skills to disseminate new knowledge and inform clinical and community practice.

Goal #2: The Joint Ph.D. Program Will Prepare Culturally Competent Practitioners. Program graduates will demonstrate culturally grounded knowledge and skills in rural clinical-community practice. They will value integrated clinical-community psychology as an important component of their professional identity. They will demonstrate competence in developing and implementing culturally relevant prevention and intervention efforts and programs.

Goal #3: The Joint Ph.D. Program Will Prepare Culturally Competent Policy and Social Change Facilitators.  Program graduates will demonstrate culturally grounded knowledge and skills relevant to social and healthcare solutions. They will value social justice as an important component of their professional identity.  They will have the competency to facilitate policy and social change.

Program Outcomes Assessment Goals, Objectives, and Benchmarks
Program Objectives and Process Benchmarks

In addition to the above program goals students will acquire and demonstrate attainment of competencies in the following domains:

  • Research
  • Ethical and legal standards
  • Individual and cultural diversity
  • Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors
  • Communications and interpersonal skills
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Supervision
  • Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills
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