Home to more than 600 psychologists and psychological examiners according to the Maine Psychological Association, Maine is an ideal place to work in this field. Working in schools, universities, corporations, government agencies, and private practice are all career options for students who graduate with a doctoral degree in psychology. Prospective students can also find resources for teaching assistantships, grants, and scholarships to assist them in funding their education.
University of Maine
Department of Psychology
The psychology department prepares a range of students for successful careers in this field, starting with undergraduates and culminating with doctoral students. Altogether this department offers students one of the largest numbers of degree programs of all departments in the university. Students who graduate from the clinical psychology PhD program are ready to pursue careers that involve psychological research and clinical practice
In addition to completing core courses, students have the option to choose a specialty track in general clinical psychology or child clinical psychology. Students are trained based on the scientist-practitioner model of education, and optimize their education with close faculty supervision as well as off-site practicum supervisors. Education covers topics like psychological assessments, psychotherapy, and consultations. Students typically graduate in six to seven years, which include 600 hours of practicum experience, a doctoral dissertation, and a one-year internship. Students have the opportunity to complete research and their practica experiences at locations such as the department’s Child Study Center and Psychological Services Center, as well as in the local community at places like the Eastern Maine Medical Center.
- The clinical psychology PhD program has been accredited by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) since 1975 and by the National Register/Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (NR/ASPPB) since 1981.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program
301 Little Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Once students have earned their doctoral degree they will be prepared to become licensed as a local psychologist, pursue research careers, look for jobs in academia, work for government agencies or mental health associations, or go into private practice. Earning a terminal education allows students to reach their full potential when it comes to a career, earnings, and societal contributions.