The Post-Doctoral Certificate programs in Clinical Health Psychology & in Clinical
Neuropsychology are designed to provide specialty training to doctoral-level psychologists
or current PCOM Clinical PsyD students while preparing them to render ethical comprehensive
services in medical settings and to medical patients. These one year programs (16
and 19 credits respectively) provide advanced, specialized training and post-doctoral
hours/training that students may apply toward licensure in psychology (check with
individual states for specific requirements) and/or toward subsequent board certification
by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
More information about the Post-Doctoral Programs.
Applicants to the program must have a doctorate in clinical psychology. Students
completing their degree at PCOM may apply and may be eligible to have applicable elective
credits (in clinical health or clinical neuropsychology - see below) count toward
The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on a number of factors. These include:
past academic performance, letters of recommendation and the corresponding PCOM recommendation
forms, the content and writing style of autobiographical essays, prior work history
and volunteer experiences, research activities and publications, presentations at
workshops or conferences in psychology or a related field, membership in professional
organizations, and personal and professional presentation in the interview. Intellectual
ability, academic potential, emotional stability, maturity, integrity, motivation
and high ethical standards are necessary for successful program completion and acceptance
into the professional community.
The Post-Doctoral admissions process begins with submission of the following:
- Application fee of $50.00
- An application including an autobiographical statement
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
- Two letters of reference with recommendation forms
- Personal Interview (at option of the admissions committee)
To apply on-line click here.
The program utilizes a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered
throughout the year as they are received. Students will be accepted into the program
until the desired class size is achieved, therefore it is recommended for candidates
to submit applications early. Classes begin in the fall (early August).
The Admissions Committee screens the applications, invites some applicants for an
interview, and evaluates the applicants and selects the new students. Following the
completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified of the Admission
Committee's decision in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior
to or following enrollment.
As an applicant to PCOM's Post-Doctoral program you are responsible for ensuring that
all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.
In effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well
as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships
required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first
year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All
students must have their criminal background checks processed through PreCheck. The
Admissions Office will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment
and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be
allowed to start classes without this information.
Prior to enrollment, all candidates are required to complete the college's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.
To request an application, contact the Admissions Office.
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