Clinical Psychology Graduate Training Program

Thank you for your interest in our program. The APA-accredited graduate training program in clinical psychology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) offers doctoral education and training in the science and practice of clinical psychology. Our program follows a scientist-practitioner model. We prepare students to integrate the science and practice of clinical psychology, to be effective teachers, and to provide empirically-supported treatments in a variety of settings. Students conduct research projects throughout their time in the program, working closely with faculty mentors. Our graduate training also includes teaching opportunities and supervised clinical experience at a wide variety of placement sites throughout northeast Ohio. We are proud of our training program and are happy to help answer any questions that you might have. Arin Connell, Ph.D. (Director of Clinical Training)

Dr. Overholser publishes new book

Dr. Jim Overholser recently published his new book, The Socratic Method of Psychotherapy. In this book, Dr. Overholser talks about cognitive therapy and the use of the Socratic Method as a method of self-exploration. This book is a wonderful read for clinicians and students alike!

Clinical Psychology Applications

The deadline for applications to Case Western's Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program has passed. Applications are currently being processed and reviewed. Thank you to all applicants for your interest in Case Western!

Fall Semester Event Highlights

To kick off the fall semester, the Psychological Sciences Graduate Student Organization (PSGSO) hosted a "personalized" trivia night. The first round was based on responses by students and faculty to help the department know each other better. Other rounds included CWRU, Cleveland, and pop culture trivia. The "Freudian Slips"...

Research Across the Cohorts

Students across all years of the clinical psychology program are actively engaged in research and contributing to various fields, ranging from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), understanding risk factors for suicide, and better characterizing the deficits evidenced in neurodevelopmental disorders. First year student, Kathy Benhamou, who is advised by Dr. Norah...

Get to Know the First Year Clinical Psychology Cohort

Alexandra Piedra is from Miami, Florida. Her clinical and research interests focus on anxiety disorders in children and is advised by Dr. Amy Przeworski. In her spare time, Alexandra likes to bake and watch stand-up comedy, usually both at the same time. Kathy Benhamou is from Queens, New York. Her...

Meet the 2018 Graduating Cohort

David Bradley, whose dissertation focused on atheists and examined the relationship between perceived experiences of antiatheist discrimination and mental health. He is currently completing his internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. In August, David will be starting a tenure-track faculty position at Pittsburg State University, in...