About the Program

Rivier University's Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Counseling and School Psychology is designed as a cohort model. Coursework can be completed over two years with Advanced Standing, followed by a one year, 2,000-hour internship.  Courses will be offered weekday evenings as well as on Saturdays. The program includes a very limited set of online and hybrid course offerings in keeping with the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice licensing requirement that the method of teaching is predominately face-to-face. 

Rivier University has extensive resources for existing M.A., M.Ed. and C.A.G.S. student field placements and internships that will be extended into the doctoral program. The Regina Library website offers online access to journals and other reference materials, affording students the opportunity to conduct research at convenient times and locations.

Distinguished faculty have a history of scholarship, teaching, and service in:  

  • Psychology assessment and intervention
  • Diversity and multiculturalism
  • Cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology
  • School and community mental health services
  • Evidence-based interventions and practices
Faculty in the program have:
  • Authored textbooks and curricula
  • Presented at national and international research conferences
  • Collaborated in professional development models
  • Published in peer reviewed research journals and academic presses

Preparing Professional Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public
The Psy.D. program embraces the American Psychological Association statement on Preparing Professional Psychologists to Serve a Diverse Public. The text of this statement is available online at: http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/policy/diversity-preparation.aspx