As a PsyD student, you will have access to a wide range of resources in support of enhancing the clinical training experience. The campus is well equipped with regard to technology and the doctoral program has discipline-specific material to augment student learning in the practice of psychology.
Training Materials and Equipment:
Students have access to video and audio-recording equipment in the Hopkins Communications Lab is available for use by doctoral student and includes four small interview rooms and two additional small group rooms. Each room is equipped with a computer and camera to allow for digital recording and playback of practice counseling sessions. During normal working hours, the lab is staffed by a communications specialist who coordinates the lab’s service and provides support and instruction as necessary to students using the lab. In support of training in psychological assessment, students have access to approximately 25 different personality, achievement, and intellectual instruments, many of which include multiple copies to ensure availability.
The main campus library collection is housed on three floors of the modern, air conditioned Grace Library building. Space is available for both quiet study and group meetings. Reference Librarians are available during most library hours to offer the students one-on-one reference assistance.
While the program has access to the physical facilities of the University across campus, the Counseling Psychology program is housed in Antonian Hall. Antonian Hall is adequately equipped with smart-classrooms, the Hopkins Communications Lab (for skills-based learning), ample meeting space (e.g., two conference rooms) for faculty and students and wireless internet access. The program itself is on the fifth floor where faculty offices are in close proximity to student work space and the student lounge, which allows for regular interactions among those in the program community. Student work space is equipped with three computers, a printer, access to a fax machine and copier as well as a microwave and refrigerator.
Access to Practicum Sites:
The program has established relationships with a significant number of agencies in the greater Pittsburgh area. These training sites are varied with regard to population served and services provided, thereby affording students access to rich clinical experiences. For more information please see the Practicum/Internship section of the site.
The information technology department provides a broad range of technology services for all members of the Carlow community. Information technology staff is available for student, staff and faculty support and free, non-credit computer courses for all members of the community are offered regularly. There are 10 student computer labs located across campus and many classrooms are classified as “smart classrooms."