The program maintains a number of clinical opportunities on campus as well as in community settings, including the University of Houston Psychological Research and Services Center, University of Houston Counseling and Testing Center, University of Texas - Harris County Psychiatric Center and Health Sciences Center, Michael E. Debakey Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Meninnger Clinic, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Institute for Research and Rehabilitation, Texas Children's Hospital, Children's Assessment Center, Ben Taub General Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Houston Area Women’s Center, Rice University Counseling Center, and the Montrose Counseling Center. The program also has a number of research opportunities in areas including adult depression; child psychopathology; marital discord/domestic violence; divorce; adult anxiety and mood disorders; a variety of neurological disorders, including head injury, dementia, and, child learning disabilities; forensic psychology; crime-related trauma; and, the severely mentally ill.
The program works to prepare students to be capable of professional roles beyond direct service such as supervision, administration, consultation, program planning, and evaluation. It is our intent to train clinical psychologists who can work in a variety of clinical, research, and academic settings. The program has developed a coherent plan of goals and objectives that are consistent with its training philosophy. The program is committed to excellence through ongoing self-study to assess how well its training goals and objectives are accomplished. The program's effectiveness in achieving program goals and objectives is further assessed through its outcomes - the career paths and accomplishments of program graduates. Graduates from the clinical psychology program have assumed professional positions in teaching, research, and practice consistent with the scientist-practitioner training philosophy. Many hold faculty positions in major universities and medical centers across the country and serve in leadership roles in local, state, and national professional organizations.