University of Alaska - Anchorage

Department of Psychology

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Clinical-Community Psychology Program

Degrees: Doctoral

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At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 7

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 2

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 5

Available Student Assistantships: Research, service, and teaching assistantships 

The Program

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is a scientist-practitioner program in clinical psychology that seeks to educate scholars and clinicians, who have strong commitments to research, evaluation, clinical practice, and community-based action, solidly grounded in the cultural contexts of all affected stakeholders. The program integrates clinical, community, and cultural psychology with a focus on rural, Indigenous issues and an applied emphasis on the integration of research and practice. Through combining the spirit of clinical and community psychology, the program promotes contextually-grounded and culturally appropriate research, evaluation, prevention, clinical service, community work, and social action, relevant to individuals, groups, families, and communities.

The Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology is accredited as a clinical psychology program by the American Psychological Association.

Program Alumni Information

The program focuses on training researchers and practitioners. Graduates from the program are typically employed in government, education, healthcare, consulting, the nonprofit and/or business sector. 

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Technology-based interventions for alcohol use disorders 
  • Alcohol use disorder etiology and treatment
  • Suicide
  • Acculturation and well-being 
  • Ethnic minority psychology and internalized oppression 
  • Filipino American psychology
  • Telebehavioral health care
  • Health disparities
  • Substance use treatment adaptations for American Indian and Alaska Native communities
  • Psychological sense of community
  • Welcoming and liberatory spaces