DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE (PSY.D.)WITH A MAJOR IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGYPlease note: The Psy.D. program with a major in Clinical Psychology is no longeraccepting students into the program, effective fall 2014. The program is in a teach-outphase. The program is scheduled to close August 31, 2020. All students currentlyenrolled in the program have the opportunity to complete the program within the timeframe of the teach-out based on the PSY.D. Student Handbook for 2013-2014 and themost current UI&U university catalog.Associate Vice President for Graduate Programs: Arlene Sacks, Ed.D.Dean: William Lax, Ph.D., ABPPDirector of Clinical Training: Margarita O’Neill-Arana, Ed.D.Program OverviewCredits to Degree: 120 semester hours (academic year: 32 weeks; program length: 192 weeks)Transfer Credits: Up to 30 semester hoursCalendar: The academic year is defined as two 16-week terms. Students may enroll in the 16week terms (Aug.-Dec. Fall Term); (Jan.-April Winter Term); (April-Aug. Spring/Summer Term)Minimum Time to Degree: Four yearsFull-time Status in Fall and Winter Terms: 9 credit hoursFull-time Status in Spring/Summer Terms: 4.5 credit hoursAcademic Program LocationsDoctor of PsychologyCincinnati Academic Center440 E. McMillan StreetCincinnati, OH 45206-1925Toll-free: 800.861.6400Local: 513.861.6400Doctor of PsychologyNew England Academic Center28 Vernon St., Suite 210Brattleboro, VT 05301Toll-free: 800.871.8165Local: 802.257.9411 UI&U Doctor of Psychology Program Student Handbook is available on the website 06/PsyDHandbook2013-14.pdf. Studentsshould refer to the Psy.D. program handbook for a more in-depth description of programrequirements, involving the curriculum, clinical training (practicum and internship), and thedissertation.Union Institute & University CatalogPage 373 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

The annual program calendar and Registration/Tuition and Fee Schedule are available on theUI&U website r Training ModelThe Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program follows the practitioner-scholar training model of theNational Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). The programconceptualizes and promotes the professional practice of psychology as informed by scholarlyresearch and inquiry, and students are trained as consumers of research to use scientificmethodology in clinical thinking and practice.The training is designed to promote a set of core competencies in professional psychology. Thismodel has guided the development of the program’s objectives, each with its own specificcompetencies, vital to the practice of psychology.The program employs a developmental training approach where expectations of minimumcompetency increase as students proceed through the sequence of course work, supervisedclinical practice, and completion of other requirements including the doctoral dissertation.Congruently, students are evaluated and assessed at different stages of their development:principally at the pre-practicum and pre-internship levels. Graduates of the program are thusexpected to be able to function as competent and ethical psychologists, capable of providingpsychological services to individuals, groups and organizations, consistent with the goals asspecified below.Psy.D. Mission StatementThe UI&U Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology Degree Program provides educationalopportunities and services to diverse adult populations with distinct and varied needs. Usingmultiple modalities of education delivery, Union Institute & University actively seeks to identifyand reach those underserved by traditional doctoral education.The Psy.D. program offers a doctoral degree with a major in clinical psychology designed toeducate and train students in preparation to become professional psychologists, functioning asindependent practitioners and educators who are informed consumers of research. Theprogram specifically provides and supports the development of personal and professionalawareness and knowledge of diversity and issues of social responsibility.Learning Outcomes and CompetenciesUniversity Doctoral Learning Outcomes and CompetenciesThe goals and objectives of the Psy.D. program are consistent with the mission and values ofUnion Institute & University, as adopted by the UI&U Board of Trustees in 2007. Theseuniversity mission and values include a focus on social relevance, critical thinking, aninterdisciplinary approach, and the practitioner-scholar model. These apply to all doctoralprograms at UI&U, but individual programs may extend them further or adjust for greaterspecificity. University learning outcomes and competencies are reviewed on a university level,utilizing data from multiple components of the Psy.D. program.Union Institute & University CatalogPage 374 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Psy.D. Program Goals, Objectives, and CompetenciesThe Psy.D. program includes a set of goals, objectives and competencies specific to its trainingmodel, which is based on the practitioner-scholar training model of the National Council ofSchools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). The two primary goals of theUnion Institute & University Psy.D. Program are:1. Train competent and ethical practitioners of clinical psychology to provide comprehensivepsychological services to a broad range of clientele. This training includes an integration ofscience and practice, with an awareness of the individual, systemic and larger sociopolitical contexts within which we live.2. Foster personal and professional awareness and knowledge of diversity and issues ofsocial justice and social responsibility in order to competently and respectfully provideservices to diverse clientele, as well as be agents of social change.The program has designated the following objectives to meet its goals:1. Social justice and individual and cultural diversity: Students will competently andeffectively provide professional services to individuals, groups, and organizations whorepresent various cultural backgrounds and characteristics, maintaining an awareness ofissues of social justice, including the dynamics of power, privilege and oppression, andfunction as agents of social change.2. Relationship: Students will develop and maintain effective, collaborative, and respectfulinterpersonal relationships with clients, peers, community organizations, and professionalsin a range of settings, becoming self-reflective practitioners, aware of their biases,limitations and power differentials.3. Research and evaluation: Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes forcritical thinking as consumers of research, with the ability to apply research and scholarshipto the practice of psychology.4. Assessment: Students will competently and ethically use various methods of psychologicalassessments, including psychological tests and interviewing; accurately interpret the resultsof those assessments; and effectively communicate results and recommendations to bothconsumers and professionals, taking into consideration the cultural and personalcharacteristics of the clients.5. Intervention: Students will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to conceptualize, plan,explain, implement, evaluate, and modify intervention approaches consistent with ethicalevidence-based practices and appropriate to diverse characteristics of their clients.6. Management and supervision: Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudesto conduct effective clinical supervision, management, and clinical consultation with otherprofessionals and within organizations.7. Education and consultation: Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes tounderstand and effectively design and implement educational programs and consultationswith clients and colleagues.To meet these goals and objectives, the program provides broad and general training tostudents through their participation in the program’s curriculum, practicum and internshiptraining experiences, mentoring experiences, dissertation research and writing, informal facultystudent interactions, and the program’s overall learning environment. The program providestraining that is graded and sequential, evaluated and assessed at different stages of thestudent’s development: the pre-practicum, pre-internship, and after completion of the doctoraldegree. The attainment of these goals and objectives is demonstrated in specific identifiablecompetencies as defined by the program and specified in the individual learning activities.Inherent in each of these goals is a professional standard of ethical competence, including theknowledge of ethical codes, standards and legal regulations and case law relevant toUnion Institute & University CatalogPage 375 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

professional practice. Program graduates are trained to engage with diverse populations andwill demonstrate the knowledge necessary to treat clients and other professionals in an ethical,legal, and professionally competent manner.In addition, the curriculum is designed to provide the required knowledge areas as specified bythe American Psychological Association (APA) Commission on Accreditation (CoA), including:biological aspects of behavior; cognitive and affective aspects of behavior; social aspects ofbehavior; history and systems of psychology; psychological measurement; researchmethodology and techniques of data analysis; individual differences in behavior; humandevelopment; dysfunctional behavior or psychopathology; professional standards and ethics;psychological assessment; measurement and formulation and implementation of interventionstrategies including training in empirically supported procedures; theories and methods ofassessment and diagnosis; effective intervention; consultation and supervision and evaluationof the efficacy of interventions; cultural and individual diversity; and attitudes essential for lifelong learning, scholarly inquiry and professional problem solving.Master’s Degree in Psychology within the Psy.D. ProgramThe Psy.D. program offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree with a major in psychology withinthe Psy.D. degree. While this degree is specifically designed for students who entered theprogram without a master’s degree, all Psy.D. students who meet the minimum criteria areeligible to petition for the degree.Psy.D. students wishing to receive the M.A. with a major in psychology submit a petition for thedegree to the dean. The dean will review the student’s academic file, notifying the student ofany deficiencies that must be remediated. If all records are in order, the dean will recommend tothe registrar awarding of the degree (see Graduation Policy in the UI&U Catalog). The will be awarded only after all academic, financial, and program components have beensuccessfully completed.Candidates must successfully meet the criteria for Satisfactory Academic Progress in theprogram and have successfully completed the following in the Union Institute & UniversityPsy.D. Degree Program: Minimum of two (2) full-time academic years of graduate study. Minimum of 60 credits in graduate-level coursework completed in or transferred to theUI&U Psy.D. Program.o Meeting the minimum credit requirements of specified core course contentareas.o Completing six (6) credits of PSY 800 level Practicum (minimum of 600 hours) inone academic year (see Psy.D. handbook for practicum criteria). Creditsreceived for additional Practicum cannot be used to fulfill minimum creditrequirements above.o Credits that have been earned to attain another graduate degree will not berecognized as eligible credit toward this degree.This UI&U M.A. with a major in psychology is not considered to be a terminal degree butattained within the Psy.D. degree. This M.A. with a major in Psychology will be awarded by theuniversity but will not be included as a part of the regional or national graduation ceremonies.Union Institute & University CatalogPage 376 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Required Core Content Areas for the M.A. within the Psy.D.Students must complete the minimum credit hours in each of these core content areas (coursesmay only be used once to meet a content area). For a listing of courses that meet these criteria,see course distribution below. Biological Bases/Aspects of Behavior (3 credits) Psychological Measurement/Statistics (3 credits) Research Methodology/Research Design and Methodology/Research and Evaluation (3credits) Human Development (3 credits) Dysfunctional Behavior or Psychopathology (6 credits) Professional Standards and Ethics / Scientific and Professional Ethics and Standards (6credits) Theories and Methods of Assessment and Diagnosis / Psychometric Theory (6 credits) Theories and Methods of Effective Intervention (12 credits) Issues of Cultural & Individual Diversity/Cultural Diversity and Social Justice (4 credits) PSY 700 level electives (maximum 8 credits) PSY 800 Practicum courses (minimum 600 hours)Program Accreditation and Psychology LicensureThe Psy.D. program cohorts in Cincinnati, Ohio and Brattleboro, Vermont are listed asdesignated doctoral programs by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards(ASPPB)/National Register Designation Committee (JDC). Designation for the Psy.D. programends on September 1, 2018.This program meets the Guidelines for Defining Doctoral Degree in Psychology as implementedby the ASPPB/National Register Designation Project. Therefore, a graduate of this designatedprogram who decides to apply for licensure as a psychologist typically will meet the jurisdictionaleducational requirements for licensing. However, individual circumstances vary, and there areadditional requirements that must be satisfied prior to being licensed as a psychologist. Pleasecontact the state/provincial/territorial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which you plan to applyfor exact information. Additional information including links to jurisdictions is available on theASPPB's website: licensed, a graduate of a designated program is eligible to apply for credentialing as aHealth Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.Graduation from a designated program typically ensures that the program completed meets theeducational requirements for the National Register credential. However, individualcircumstances vary, and there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to beingcredentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and listed on database. Doctoral students may apply to have their credentials bankedand reviewed prior to licensure. For further information about the National Psychologist'sTrainee Register and the National Register application process, consult the National Register'swebsite: program’s development was guided by the American Psychological Associationaccreditation standards (Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in ProfessionalUnion Institute & University CatalogPage 377 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Psychology) but it is not APA accredited. For further information on APA Accreditation or theCoA, see should be aware that the program may not meet psychology licensure requirements inall jurisdictions. Accordingly, students are strongly encouraged to become knowledgeable andproactive when it comes to psychology licensure requirements in the jurisdictions where theyhope to practice. Information on state and Canadian provincial licensing requirements can befound at The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, information on university accreditation see e/.Admission and Transfer Credit PolicyEffective Fall 2014 term, the Psy.D. program will no longer be accepting students.RegistrationUnion Institute & University operates its doctoral program with a major in clinical psychology ona three-term, 12-month academic year calendar. The academic terms are identified as fall,winter, and spring/summer. Psy.D. students register three times a year before the beginning ofeach term. Registration is completed online on CampusWeb in Web course registration;instructions are found on the Psy.D. website under PsyDNet. Registrations are to be approvedand processed prior to the start of each new term. The first day of the initial term is thematriculation date throughout the student’s doctoral program. Registration forms are initiated bythe student and must be approved by the academic advisor prior to registration being finalized.Direct registration questions to the Psy.D. program office.Students must register for the sequence of courses/seminars as described in the curriculum.While terms vary in total registered credit hours, full-time registration is defined as a minimum ofnine credit hours per term; half time is 4.5 credit hours in fall and winter terms. In thespring/summer term, 4.5 credit hours are considered full-time status. Tuition is charged at theapplicable rate per credit hour registered.Typically the fifth year of the clinical psychology program consists of registration for ClinicalInternship and Dissertation Supervision (see Psy.D. course descriptions for PSY 830-836 andDIS 778-783). These registrations may apply to years six and seven as well. No credit hours areearned during terms of registration for internship or Dissertation Supervision. However,registration in Clinical Internship and Dissertation Supervision are considered to be equivalent toa full-time academic workload. PSY.D. students may enroll in Dissertation Supervision six termsand receive financial aid. There is no financial aid for Dissertation Supervision after the sixthterm. Attendance and engagement in the program is documented through the student’s activeparticipation in his/her courses each term.Tuition is due on the first day of each new term. The tuition and registration policies for eachprogram are published annually on the university’s website.Union Institute & University CatalogPage 378 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Students with past due balances must obtain financial clearance from the Business Office priorto registration for a new term.Academic Year Registration GroupEach student is assigned to a cohort group for Professional Development Seminar. Students willremain with this cohort for all three years of Professional Development Seminars (PSY 751759).Drop/Add and Program WithdrawalDrop/Add of CoursesTo receive a tuition refund (see Schedule of Tuition Refunds below), students must dropindividual courses no later than 30 days after the start of the academic term. A course droppedprior to 30 days will not appear on the student’s transcript. Students are permitted to addcourses only up to 14 days after the start of the academic term. The effective date of a drop/addis either the date of postmark or the date the written or oral request arrives at the Psy.D.program office or Registrar’s Office. Drop/adds can impact continuing financial aid eligibility, sostudents should contact Financial Aid immediately if they plan to drop courses to determine theeffect, if any, on their financial aid status. All drop/add requests must be approved by thestudent’s instructor(s) in the course(s) dropped and/or added and by their academic advisor.All courses dropped after 30 days from the start of the academic term will remain recorded onthe student’s academic record and a grade of W (for withdrawn) will be posted to the grade fieldfor each course dropped. There is no refund of tuition for a dropped course after the finaldrop/add date.The following table shows the percentage of tuition to be reversed for dropped courses andcomplete withdrawals from the program:Schedule of Tuition RefundsWeek One100%Week Two100%Week Three75%Week Four50%Day #29 and Day #3025%Day #31 and Thereafter0%Program WithdrawalTuition is partially reversed or refunded when students withdraw completely from the programprior to the end of the fourth week of a term. The amount of the refund, if applicable, will bedetermined by the effective date of the withdrawal. If a student withdraws from the universitywith a credit balance, a refund will be issued within 30 days of the withdrawal notification to theBusiness Office.Administrative WithdrawalAn administrative withdrawal is based on academic dismissal, disciplinary actions, or financialpolicies. Students dismissed under university policies will be treated the same as withdrawalsfor purposes of tuition refunds.Union Institute & University CatalogPage 379 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Reinstatement/ReadmissionStudents who leave the program during or after academic year 2014-15 will not be permitted tobe reinstated/readmitted. All current students have completed and signed a plan of completionwith their advisor and will need to follow that plan to be in compliance with the criteria asspecified for Designation by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards(ASPPB)/National Register Designation Committee (JDC). Any requests for exceptions willneed to be made in writing to the dean with the dean’s decision being final.Withdrawn students are reported to the National Student Clearinghouse as not registered. Thisnotification may impact loan deferrals.Satisfactory Academic Progress Review Policy (SAP)Union Institute & University (UI&U) governs that all UI&U students maintain satisfactoryacademic progress (SAP) toward achieving their certificate or degree. SAP standards apply toall terms of attendance. Satisfactory academic progress requirements for receipt of financial aidare separate and distinct from the university’s academic progress requirements for academiccontinuance.Satisfactory academic progress requirements are reviewed annually by the Psy.D. program.Annual ReviewAt the end of each academic year, academic advisors review their advisees’ overall programs.The purposes of the annual review are as follows: Identify areas of strength and weakness and assist students in resolving potentialproblems in academic or clinical performance, and interpersonal, professional, and/orethical behavior. Provide feedback to the student regarding progress toward the Psy.D. degree. Review practicum and internship selections and establish required or requestedstrategies to address areas where continued and/or additional clinical training may beneeded.A special review may be called by a student or the faculty advisor to address any issues that arenoted in the context of the annual review or on the annual review form, including academicperformance or ability; professional or interpersonal behavior or relationships; issues related tocodes of conduct and/or ethical improprieties; or unusual circumstances, such as an illness,personal loss, or accident (see Special Review Policy).SAP Qualitative ComponentStudents enrolled in the Psy.D. program in clinical psychology are required to maintain aminimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) in order to meet the qualitativecomponent of the Psy.D. SAP policy.SAP Quantitative ComponentThe SAP quantitative component includes a maximum time frame and minimum credit hourcompletion requirements in order to complete the Psy.D. program within the maximum timeframe.Union Institute & University CatalogPage 380 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

Minimum/Maximum Time FrameThe Psy.D. program is a minimum of three full-time academic years of graduate study at UnionInstitute & University including one year of full-time residency at UI&U. The Psy.D. program is a120-credit hour degree program. The maximum time frame for completion of the degreeprogram is seven years including terms in which a doctoral student is registered for DissertationSupervision DIS 778-783. Students are permitted to petition for a maximum of two one-yearextensions beyond the seven-year limit. However, the Psy.D. program will close on August 31,2020, with no extensions beyond that date.Transfer CreditsAll transfer credits that are accepted toward the degree program are used to determine theremaining maximum time frame.Minimum Credit Hour Completion RequirementsStudents enrolled in the Psy.D. program must successfully complete or earn 67 percent of allcredit hours attempted in order to meet the quantitative component of the Psy.D. SAP policy.Incomplete grades: Credit hours for incomplete courses are counted in attempted credit hours.Dropped Courses: Credit hours for dropped courses on or before the drop deadline date arenot counted in attempted credit hours. Credit hours for dropped courses after the drop deadlinedate are counted in attempted credit hours.Special ReviewA special review may be initiated at any time by any faculty member or the student through awritten request to the dean. There are a number of reasons for initiating a special review,including: perceived or experienced deficits; concern about a student’s academic,professional/clinical, or personal/interpersonal functioning; an alleged ethical violation; and/orsubstandard performance. Continuation in the Psy.D. program is contingent not only uponsuccessful completion of academic course work but also on the student’s personal/emotionalstability, interpersonal skills, and abilities to engage in practice. A special review may be calledto address any of these issues and develop a remediation plan or recommend or requiredismissal from the program. A special review is automatically called when a studentexperiences any one of the following: Single grade of U. More than one grade of C in courses (in a single 16-week term or over more than oneterm). Incomplete grades in consecutive terms or in two or more courses in a given term. Two or more ratings by any practicum or internship supervisor at Below Minimumcompetence in any of the competency domains. Ratings of Unsatisfactory for Technical Reasons or Unsatisfactory for SubstantiveReasons in the clinical review. The student is placed on academic probation. The student has not formed a dissertation committee by the end of the fall term in thefourth year. An Incomplete in practicum or internship and having to register for an extension. Violation of program and/or institutional policies, such as breach of the AcademicIntegrity Policy, Student Code of Conduct, not attending a required academic meeting,etc. Deviation from the signed plan of completion.Union Institute & University CatalogPage 381 of 433July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

In the process of the special review, and in any other instances where the faculty determine thata student is unable to engage in professional training or perform professionally related activitiescompetently or poses a threat to her/himself or others, the faculty has the right and professionalresponsibility to obtain and evaluate personal information. Within this context, the faculty mayrequire a student to undergo a psychological evaluation or participate in psychotherapy. In theseinstances, the student would have the option of selecting a therapist who is not affiliated with theuniversity, consistent with APA Ethical Standards. The dean, director of clinical training, or her/hisdesignee must approve of the provider of these services in advance, and the student isresponsible for all fees associated with the evaluation and/or treatment. Refusal to participate inany mandated evaluation and/or treatment and/or refusal to authorize release of informationfrom the evaluating or treating psychologist constitutes grounds for immediate suspension ordismissal from the program, regardless of which stage the student has reached in the program.The special review committee may also recommend that the student be required to withdraw fromthe program for a specified period of time with specific contingencies. The special review may alsospecify an immediate required withdrawal or terms leading to a required withdrawal of thestudent, pending the vice president for academic affairs review (see dismissal).Dismissal/Administrative WithdrawalGrounds for dismissal/administrative withdrawal may include, but are not limited to, thefollowing: Discovery of false application information subsequent to admission. Administrativewithdrawal will result in forfeiture of all charges paid and academic credits earned. Recommendation of the special review committee. Two grades of U (Unsatisfactory) in any courses or practicum during the duration of theprogram. Failure to meet the terms of probation and/or a Remediation Plan. Failure to complete program requirements within the established time limits, such as lackof progress on the doctoral dissertation, as specified by student’s dissertationchairperson. Receiving an Unsatisfactory in both the first and second evaluations of the clinicalreview. Failure to meet minimal criteria for the internship level of training. Failure to comply with the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Confirmed and/or repeated violation of program and/or institutional policies.Dismissal/Administrative withdrawal requires the vice president for academic affairs review.Student Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress PolicyFinancial aid recipients must make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree in order toreceive institutional, federal, and/or state aid. Student financial aid satisfactory academicprogress will be reviewed at the end of each term for which a student is enrolled.Please review the Student Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy in theFinancial Aid Resources and Services section of the university catalog. If you have anyquestions regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to contact Financial Aid.Union

Union Institute & University Catalog Page 373 of 433 July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE (PSY.D.) WITH A MAJOR IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Please note: The Psy.D. program with a major in Clinical Psychology is no longer . 2016-PSYD.pdf. Practitioner-Scholar Training Model The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program follows the .