Clinical Handbook

Welcome to the University of Massachusetts Amherst and to our Clinical Psychology Program.  As a member of the UMass clinical science program you are joining a vibrant and accomplished community of psychologists and psychologists-in-training; alumni, faculty, and graduate students who are actively engaged in research and clinical activities addressing a variety of psychological and mental health issues.  Since 1957 our program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association which is located at 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002-4242 and can be reached by calling (202) 336-5979.  Our graduates work around the world in a wide variety of settings including universities and colleges, hospitals and medical centers, agencies, and community mental health centers.

Our clinical psychology doctoral program is designated as a Clinical Scientist training program and is described in more detail in our mission in the next few pages.  As an APA accredited program in Clinical Psychology, we abide by the policies and principles of the APA Commission on Accreditation and we are guided by the APA Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.

We are delighted to have you with us and are proud to help you shape your career as a clinical psychologist                                                                             

Katherine Dixon-Gordon, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Training