PsyD Program Goals

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) was developed to produce well-trained clinicians within a practitioner-scholar model using the core competencies of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) and is designed to meet the APA Standards of Accreditation. The program builds on Antioch University Santa Barbara’s outstanding local reputation for providing quality education at the graduate level. Key elements include:

  • an educational approach integrating science, theory and practice
  • preparation for the role of clinical, health service psychologist
  • Antioch’s appreciation of the diversity of human experience
  • a focus on developing scholarly research and critical thinking skills



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