Education & Training

Clinical Health Psychology Doctoral Training Programs

As you search for programs that match your interests and needs, you are encouraged to review FAQs: How to Decide on a Training Program and the Research Competencies to help ensure that you will find a program that is a good fit for your interests and needs.

The listing of clinical training programs in the table below are all members of the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs (CCHPTP). CCHPTP is a non-profit organization of programs devoted to the promotion and advancement of high quality standards of graduate and postgraduate education and training within the field of clinical health psychology. Consistent with this purpose, CCHPTP member programs strive to educate and train future clinical health psychologists to promote human welfare and to advance the growth of health psychology science and practice. CCHPTP member programs are devoted to training clinical health psychologists capable of functioning as scientific investigators and as practitioners, consistent with the highest standards of clinical health psychology.

Additional information on CCHPTP, including information on the application process for program members, can be found by clicking here.

Institution (click link for website) City State Program Type Degree(s) Offered CCHPTP member?
Arizona State University Tempe AZ Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Ball State University Muncie IN Counseling Ph.D. Yes
Indiana University/Purdue University - Indianapolis Indianapolis IN Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Mercer University School of Medicine Macon GA Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Ohio University Athens OH Clinical Ph.D. Yes
San Diego State University San Diego CA Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Syracuse University Syracuse NY Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda MD Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Alabama - Birmingham Birmingham AL Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa AL Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Colorado at Denver Denver CO Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Denver Denver CO Counseling Ph.D. Yes
University of Kansas Lawrence KS Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Memphis Memphis TN Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Miami Coral Gables FL Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Miami Coral Gables FL Counseling Ph.D. Yes
University of Missouri - Kansas City Kansas City KS Clinical Ph.D. Yes
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Vanderbilt University Nashville TN Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond VA Clinical & Counseling Ph.D. Yes
West Virginia University Morgantown WV Clinical Ph.D. Yes
Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Bronx NY Clinical Ph.D. Yes

We are currently working on generating a more comprehensive listing that includes additional clinical training programs that are not CCHPTP members. In the meantime, please consult the APA listing of clinical psychology programs found here for a more comprehensive list.

Is your program not included in the listing above?
If you are interested in having a program with which you are affiliated considered for inclusion in this listing, contact the Division 38 office by clicking here.

Recent APA Conference Presentation


At the 2011 APA annual convention in Washington, DC, the Education & Training committee sponsored a panel discussion of distinguished clinical health psychologists who presented information and answered questions about training in clinical health psychology. Slides from the presentation are available here.





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