Clinical Psychology PhD Program

**Labs Recruiting for the 2015-2016 season are now posted!  See the Admissions page for details.**

The Clinical Psychology PhD Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is founded on a scientist-practitioner model. The overall goal of the program is to graduate academic psychologists who are competent, ethical, and productive in the science and practice of clinical psychology. Our program emphasizes the integration of science and clinical practice.

The program is supported by both Feinberg and The Graduate School at Northwestern University and takes advantage of its placement within an academic medical center by balancing research and clinical training, as well as providing opportunities for translational research and practice that span molecular to social models of disease, and epidemiologic to clinical and neuroimaging methodologies.

Learn more about the program via the links below.

Meet Our Leadership

Read a letter from the directors of our program.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, & Other Data

Learn more about our American Psychological Association (APA)-accedited doctoral program via our reporting on student admissions, outcomes and other data.

Faculty Recruiting for 2015-2016 Recruitment Season (Fall 2016 entry)

Behavioral Medicine

James Griffith, PhD

Brian Hitsman, PhD

Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH

NOTE: Dr. Laurie Keefer is no longer recruiting

Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience

Ken A. Paller, PhD

Matthew Smith, PhD

Sandra Weintraub, PhD


No labs recruiting in Policy

Psychopathology & Treatment

Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD

Colleen Cicchetti, PhD & Dr. Karen Gouze, PhD

Jackie Gollan, PhD

Molly Losh, PhD

Stephen M. Schueller, PhD

Laurie Wakschlag, PhD & Amelie Petitclerc, PhD (NEW!)