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Clinical Psychology @ City College

Admissions 2017 Information

Potential Applicants: All applications to our program go through the Graduate Center (see Admissions link on the top right hand corner of this page). The answers to many specific questions regarding applying to the Clinical@City Program can be found on our FAQ page. If you have further inquiries about our training area, please contact Ariel Westerman (, the admissions coordinator for the program.

Open Houses in October 2016

Please join us for an open house hosted by the Admissions Committee on Tuesday 10/18 from 5-7pm to learn more about the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at City College. You will have the opportunity to hear from and talk to professors and students in the program. The open house will take place in the Hoffman Atrium in the North Academic Center at City College. See this link for a map of campus.

Our student groups, the Association for Ethnic and Minority Issues (AEMI) and Queers and Allies (Q&A), are also hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 6th from 5-7pm in Shepard Hall 207 at City College. You can find out more information about AEMI and Q&A here.

About the Program

The aim of the Clinical@City Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is to train general clinical psychologists who are competent to work with mental health problems on all levels, from the individual to the community. This aim is implemented through training in theory, research and practice, which includes assessment, diagnosis, individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Students are trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as with community groups and agencies.

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is based on a scholar practitioner model. This model emphasizes the mutual and reciprocal influence of scholarship and practice and aims to generate new theories, new research, and new modes of clinical work. The Clinical program has a strong commitment to psychodynamic thinking and social justice, although many other theoretical points of view are represented and studied carefully. We are a diverse community that aspires to have a high standard of open-mindedness. Interdisciplinary thinking is valued in our program, and the faculty has notably broad and wide-ranging interests. An important emphasis for us is the integration of a psychodynamic perspective with other theoretical approaches and modalities (such as cognitive-behavioral theories and techniques, group treatment approaches, and community consultation), and with research in areas such as developmental psychology, personality, cognition, neuropsychology and neuroscience.

The Program's clinic, which is called "The Psychological Center," and our classrooms and faculty offices are located on the 8th floor of the North Academic Center at City College, where most of the activities related to the Clinical Program take place. Graduate course work in other areas of Psychology besides Clinical Psychology may be taken at the Graduate Center of CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, in midtown Manhattan, or other senior colleges of the CUNY system such as Brooklyn, Hunter, and Queens.


The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program's accreditation 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

Steve Tuber, Ph.D., ABPP

Program Director
City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031
Phone: (212) 650-5672