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Other Program Requirements

Workshops and Training

Colloquium and Concentration Meetings
In the first, second and third years, students are required to attend events scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the fall and summer semesters, typically 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm.  These lectures are sponsored by the programs’ student groups, concentration coordinators, and/or the program colloquium series.  A schedule of events is posted at the beginning of every academic semester.

SafeZone Training
All first year students attend monthly trainings with student-staffed SafeZone leaders in the fall and spring semesters.  These are typically schedule for the first Thursday of every month from 12:30 pm to 1:50 pm.

Project S.A.V.E.
Students must complete before beginning PSC Practicum Placement. Available through LIU Post’s School of Continuing Education.

Child Abuse Identification & Reporting
Available through LIU Post’s School of Continuing Education.

H.I.V. Workshop for Psychologists
Offered every 2-3 years by the LIU Post Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program OR taken in another setting by the student (often offered online by providers approved by New York State).

Clinical Competency Evaluation (CCE)
In PSY 860, taken during the spring of the third year, students begin preparing for their Clinical Competency Evaluation (CCE).  Work on this case presentation  continues in the summer of third year when the student is assigned a chair and two additional panel members.  Students present their case to the panel, along with a paper.

The date for the CCE must be scheduled by the student by June 15 of his/her third year. The CCE scheduled date can occur after the June 15 date. Students must pass their CCE before applying in their fourth year for internship for the following academic year (fifth year).

Dissertation Proposal
Completed, generally, in the fall of student’s fourth year. Students must propose by October 15 of their fourth year in order to be approved to apply for internship. A final draft of their proposal must be to their dissertation committee chair by August 1. Once the proposal has been passed, students must complete their Institutional Review Board (IRB) application before moving forward with data collection.

Dissertation Defense (associated courses: PSY 838, 839, & 842)
Students must defend their dissertations and hand in a bound copy, with the signatures of their dissertation committee members, to the program in order have this requirement considered complete.