Clinical Psychology Graduate Training 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. In our scientist-practitioner program we prepare students to conduct cutting edge research, be engaging teachers, and provide empirically-supported treatments in a variety of settings.

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Clinical Program News and Highlights

Rita Obeid co-writes paper on racial bias and autism identification

Rita Obeid, full-time lecturer in the Department of Psychological Sciences, recently co-wrote a paper exploring the relationship between racial bias and autism identification. The paper, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, builds on research showing minority populations are frequently misdiagnosed or diagnosed later in life for autism...

Elizabeth Short is lead author on study about role of language in children’s play

Elizabeth Short, professor of psychological sciences, was lead author of a study about the role of language in children’s play. The study explored how children who have various developmental disabilities (ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and language delay) played compared to their peers of typical development. Results suggested language delays highlighted...

Attending religious services protects against deaths of despair, study finds

The New Daily: Julie Exline, a professor of psychological sciences, offered comments on a finding that people who attend religious services at least once a week are significantly less likely to die from so-called “deaths of despair”: “Religious and spiritual struggles—conflicts with God or religious people, tough questions about...

What Psychologists and Psychiatrists Want You to Know About Anxiety Right Now

Anxiety is a part of life, but it shouldn’t take over. Here’s how to gain control. “People often say they want to get rid of anxiety, but anxiety is programmed into us for a reason,” says Amy Przeworski, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of psychological sciences at Case...

CWRU Psychology Clinic offers Pandemic Support Services

The CWRU Psychology Clinic has temporarily shifted to Pandemic Support Services in order to help anyone in need of help during the current coronavirus crisis. We are offering free telephone emotional support sessions to help people who have been adversely affected in one of several possible ways: ...

How the Coronavirus Is Influencing Children’s Play

Play is children’s language, and parents shouldn’t be concerned if the pandemic has been showing up in kids’ games lately. In the middle of a disaster—such as the current pandemic—many parents witness episodes like these. “It’s upended lives. It’s natural that it would be on their minds,” Sandra Russ,...