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Meridian University PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Meridian University

PsyD in Clinical Psychology

Petaluma, USA

33 Months

English

Full time, Part time

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Mar 2024

USD 21,632 / per year *

Blended, Distance learning

* tuition estimate based on full-time registration of 32 credits per academic year. Tuition is billed at a rate of $676 per credit

Introduction

Reimagining Professional Practice

TThe Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology curriculum offers innovative coursework in Psychology to prepare students for professional practice, including core, clinical, and research courses. The core curriculum provides a foundation for the clinical and research courses, supporting the student’s evolving relationship to clinical engagement.

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology is designed to meet the educational requirements for the state of California Psychologist license. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology also meets the educational requirements for the state of California MFT license (Board of Behavioral Sciences, Senate Bill 33, Section 4980.36, Business and Professions Code), and the state of California Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), (Senate Bill 788, Section 4999.33, Business and Professions Code), provided that fieldwork is done in accordance with BBS requirements.

"We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."



—Marcel Proust

At A Glance

APPLICATIONS
ACCEPTED

Quarterly

HIGHEST DEGREE
REQUIRED

Bachelors

LEARNING
FORMAT

Hybrid

COURSEWORK CREDITS
REQUIRED

108 Credits

FIELDWORD CREDITS
REQUIRED

25

TOTAL CREDITS
REQUIRED

133 Credits

COST PER
CREDIT

$676

INTENSIVES
REQUIRED

6

PROGRAM
LENGTH

33-46 Months

LICENSURE ELIGIBILITY

CA MFT
CA LPPC
CA Psychologist

ACCREDIATION

WASC
 

 

Concentrations Available

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Clinical Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with the practice of psychotherapy in contexts such as community clinics, private practice, employee assistance programs, and forensic contexts.

DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY

The Depth Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as psychotherapy, coaching, depth consultation in organizations, career counseling, teaching.

DEVELOPMENTAL COACHING

The Developmental Coaching concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with practice in contexts such as executive coaching, developmental assessment, and management of deliberately developmental organizations.

EXPRESSIVE AND MOVEMENT ARTS

The Expressive and Movement Arts concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as conventional healthcare settings, coaching practices, employee wellness programs.

HEALTH COACHING

The Health Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as conventional healthcare settings, coaching practices, employee wellness programs.

INTEGRAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Integral Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as psychotherapy, coaching, depth consultation in organizations, career counseling, teaching.

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Organizational Development concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with the practice of organizational leadership and development in various institutional domains, like: Business, Non-profits (NGOs); and government including sectors such as education, law, and the arts.

SOCIAL ARTISTRY

The Social Artistry concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional commitments entailing arts-based practices that foster community development and societal transformation.

SOMATIC PSYCHOLOGY

The Somatic Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as somatic education, psychotherapy practice, health coaching, employee wellness programs.

TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP

The Transformative Leadership concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with practice in contexts such as executive coaching, developmental assessment, and management of deliberately developmental organizations.

TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING

The Transformative Learning concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as education, organizational leadership, and adult education.

TRANSPERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Transpersonal Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as psychotherapy, coaching, consultation to organizations, career counseling, teaching.

YOGA AND PSYCHOLOGY

The Yoga and Psychology concentration emphasizes coursework aligned with professional practice in contexts such as yoga therapy, yoga teaching, psychotherapy practice, somatic education, research.

"Meridian provides an extraordinary curriculum that has benefited me both personally and professionally. I am excited for anyone choosing Meridian for their graduate education because I know they will receive a rigorous yet meaningful education and expansive understanding of psychology and its true purpose of caring for the soul."



—IRENE IVES, ALUMNUS

Learning Formats

Hybrid Format

Meridian’s hybrid learning format combines online courses with onsite weeklong residential intensives. The hybrid learning format is designed to enable students to pursue their graduate education at a flexible pace, combining asynchronous coursework via the University’s custom social learning platform, Pivot, live course video calls with faculty, synchronous student community engagement, and one-week residential intensives. By combining innovative online education methodologies with rich video calls and deep residential connections, the hybrid format enables students to contribute locally and perceive globally.

Each quarter, students take one or multiple seven-week online courses. This schedule provides students with time between quarters to rest, engage, and prepare. Additionally, students attend at least two weeklong onsite residential intensives per academic year. Intensives run Monday through Friday throughout the year, with residential intensives taking place at Meridian’s Bay Area Center and other globally distributed locations.

Online Format

In Meridian's online learning format, students can complete 100% of their coursework degree requirements online. Virtual intensives are also available for students who choose not to travel to residential intensives. Students can select intensive dates, locations, and formats based on their personal circumstances and professional aspirations.

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