Respecialization in Professional Psychology

Respecialization in professional psychology offers training for individuals already holding the doctoral degree in psychology who wish to change their specialty. Respecialization programs typically involve intensive coursework in clinical psychology (including assessment, intervention and psychopathology) and practicum training in addition to a one-year internship. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to sit for licensure as a psychologist.

In addition to the following departments, some doctoral programs will accept students for respecialization as a part of their regular doctoral training group. Qualifications and acceptance are determined by each program. Please direct inquiries to the graduate program in which you are interested.

The APA Council of Representatives Policy Manual details the association policies on encouraging respecialization training programs and on psychology programs and departments that offer respecialization programs.

Respecialization Programs

The following universities offer respecialization programs in clinical psychology:

California
  • Alliant International University-Fresno
    Programs in Clinical Psychology
    Sue Ammen, PhD
  • Alliant International University-San Diego
    Programs in Clinical Psychology
    Adele Rabin, PhD
  • Alliant International University-San Francisco
    Programs in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Psychopharmacology
    Michael Loewy, PhD
  • Fielding Graduate University
    School of Psychology
    Judith Schoenholtz-Read, EdD
Georgia
  • Argosy University, Atlanta
    American School of Professional Psychology
    Timothy Brown, PhD
Hawaii
  • Argosy University, Hawaii
    American School of Professional Psychology
    Michael Omizo, PhD
  • University of Hawaii
    Department of Psychology
    Ashley Maynard, PhD
Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
    Clinical Psychology Department
    Stacey Lambert, PsyD
  • Suffolk University
    Department of Psychology
    Susan Orsillo, PhD
  • University of Massachusetts
    Department of Psychology
    Christopher Overtree, PhD
Missouri
  • University of Missouri-Saint Louis
    Department of Psychology
    Ann Steffen, PhD
New Jersey
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    School of Psychology
    Ron Dumont, EdD
New York
Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Department of Psychology
    Robert A. DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
  • Widener University
    Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
    Maurice Prout, PhD