ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
Applicants to the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program at DMU’s Institute for the Psychological Sciences are expected to thoroughly review the information found on our website (www.divinemercy.edu) to learn more about the program.
The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program meets the requirements for the academic coursework and academic clinical training for licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia. Postgraduate supervision of clinical experience in addition to the academic clinical training within the program is required for licensure in Virginia. While the standards for licensure in Virginia are similar to other states, students who wish to pursue licensure from another state should research the requirements for the state in which they intend to practice. Other state and foreign licensing boards may have additional requirements beyond the educational degree (i.e. state law exam, background check, and additional coursework, etc.).
To assist you in your research, we recommended that applicants review the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards website page on Licensure Requirements (http://www.asppb.net). Any individual who wishes to become licensed is solely responsible for knowing and complying with the licensing requirements for the state in which he/she plans to practice.
All states require a postgraduate supervised practice before awarding graduates full licensure. Students are solely responsible for knowing and complying with the licensing requirements for the state in which he/she plans to practice.
A criminal history may or may not affect the ability to obtain a professional license in your state.
DMU does not warrant or guarantee professional licensing governed by state or similar boards.