Post-Doctoral Certificate Programs in Clinical Health Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology

The Post-Doctoral Certificate programs in Clinical Health Psychology and in Clinical Neuropsychology are designed to provide specialty training to doctoral-level psychologists or current PCOM Clinical PsyD students while preparing them to render ethical comprehensive services in medical settings and to medical patients.

These one-year programs (16 and 19 credits respectively) provide advanced, specialized training and post-doctoral hours/training that students may apply toward licensure in psychology (check with individual states for specific requirements) and/or toward subsequent board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology.




Applicants to the program must have completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from a regionally accredited college or university. Students completing their Clinical Psychology doctoral degree at PCOM may apply and may be eligible to have applicable elective credits count toward the certificate. The Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on a number of factors. These include: past academic performance, letters of recommendation and the corresponding PCOM recommendation forms, the content and writing style of autobiographical essays, prior work history and volunteer experiences, research activities and publications, presentations at workshops or conferences in psychology or a related field, membership in professional organizations, and personal and professional presentation in the interview. Intellectual ability, academic potential, emotional stability, maturity, integrity, motivation and high ethical standards are necessary for successful program completion and acceptance into the professional community.

Application Process

The Post-Doctoral admissions process begins with submission of the following:

  • Application fee of $75
  • An application including an autobiographical statement
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Two letters of reference with recommendation forms
  • Personal Interview (at option of the admissions committee)

The program utilizes a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be considered throughout the year as they are received. Students will be accepted into the program until the desired class size is achieved, therefore it is recommended for candidates to submit applications early. Classes begin in the fall term (early August start).

The Admissions Committee screens the applications, invites some applicants for an interview, and evaluates the applicants and selects the new students. Following the completion of the admissions process, each applicant is notified of the Admission Committee's decision in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.

As an applicant to PCOM's Post-Doctoral program you are responsible for ensuring that all admissions materials are completed accurately and submitted in a timely manner.

In effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All students must have their criminal background checks processed through PreCheck. The Admissions Office will send notification of the process after confirmation of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students will not be allowed to start classes without this information.

Prior to enrollment, all candidates are required to complete the college's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation.

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