Specialty Training

In addition to the comprehensive generalist training students receive through our degree-granting programs, we also offer specialty coursework to increase depth of theoretical knowledge and skills. This training allows students the opportunity to build skills and knowledge specifically designed to help serve communities with the greatest need.

Each doctoral student is expected to choose a specialty area in which to increase depth of theoretical knowledge and skills. Specialty areas can be chosen by the student in conjunction with the academic advisor in order to meet the students needs and interests. The specialty area should consist of 15 quarter hours of course work in GSPP or other departments of the University and can include courses transferred for credit. While GSPP's specialized coursework and training was designed for students in our doctoral program, students in our masters programs may also have the opportunity to take courses within these specialty areas. 

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (including Behavior Therapy, CBT, ACT, and/or DBT)

  • Assessment

  • Treatment of Special Populations


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Our Training Clinics

Under the supervision of licensed professionals, students from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology offer a broad range of confidential mental health care to the Denver community. In our campus-based community clinic, are students are able to apply their specialized training and serve a variety of populations. 

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