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

Psychology researchers recruiting 7th through 12th graders to participate in paid video-platform creativity study!

Case Western Reserve University faculty member, Dr. Sandra Russ, PhD, and her graduate student, Alexis Lee, MA, in the Department of Psychological Sciences are seeking pre-adolescents and adolescents to take part in a research initiative looking at aspects of creativity. WHO? Young people in grades 7th through 12th both...

When playtime and COVID collide

The New York Times: Sandra Russ, Distinguished University Professor and the Louis D. Beaumont University Professor, discussed how children are incorporating COVID-19 in their pretend play. She said studies have shown children in pediatric hospitals who incorporate their experience into play—by performing “surgery” on their stuffed animals, for example—experience...

Register now: Understanding Suicidality and How to Help

This free (Zoom) talk, hosted by the Rocky River Public Library will cover common myths and facts about suicide, risk and protective factors, warning signs, and how to offer/seek help, including how to approach the conversation with someone you are worried about, a very brief overview of treatments, coping...

Letter to the College Community from Outgoing Interim Dean Sandra Russ

June 23, 2020 Dear Members of the College Community, Ten months ago, when I became interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, no one anticipated the challenges that the university, our nation and the world would be confronting at this moment. We mourn the tragic, continuing loss of life...

Participate in research: COVID-19 on OCD Symptoms and Parenting

Was your family impacted by the coronavirus? Are you or your child struggling with anxiety or depression about the coronavirus or social distancing? Help CWRU researchers learn more about the impact of the coronavirus on children, parents, and families. If you have a child ages 7-17 and have been...

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...