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Clinical Psychology Contacts for Graduate Students

The psychology department is organized in a somewhat decentralized fashion to help spread around the workload, consisting of a Department Chair, two Assistant Chairs, and two Program Directors. Below is a short description of their functions so that students will know to whom they should turn for various needs.

Department Chair

The chair has responsibility for just about everything but has delegated a number of these responsibilities to the positions described below. The chair works primarily on matters relating to the faculty, the budget, scheduling of courses, etc. and represents the department when dealing with other units. Students will need to see the chair if they present convention papers (which is encouraged) in order to get partial reimbursement for their travel costs (see Travel Support) or to discuss available funding for thesis and dissertation research (see Research Support).

Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies

This person oversees policies and procedures relating to all the graduate programs. If students have questions about program requirements, registration, financial aid, grievances, workload assignments, deadlines, and various other practical matters, they should check with the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies. However, students are encouraged to consult this manual first.

Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies

This person oversees policies and procedures relating to the undergraduate program.

Director of Experimental Training

The Experimental Section is home to the doctoral program in experimental psychology. The Director of Experimental Training is responsible for administering policies and procedures for the experimental psychology program.

Director of Clinical Training

The Director of Clinical Training oversees policies and procedures for the Clinical Section. A fuller description of this role is given in Part III of this manual.