Our Ph.D. in Psychology program allows you to specialize in the following areas:
  • Consciousness, Spirituality & Integrative Health
  • Creativity, Innovation, and Leadership Studies
  • Existential and Humanistic Psychology
  • Psychophysiology

Saybrook University graduates are dedicated to alleviating human suffering on many levels. Saybrook’s Ph.D. in Psychology prepares you to use your education to develop programs and services that improve your local community or workplace.

Through its pedagogy grounded in humanistic thought, the Ph.D. in Psychology program is focused on  the following program goals and learning outcomes and competencies:

  • Goal 1: Engage self and others in collaborative efforts to promote life-enhancing change, conscious awareness, and authentic and responsible living, individually and collectively.
  • Goal 2: Develop scholar-practitioners who (a) use the depth and the breadth of scientific psychology, its history of thought and development, and its methodology in scholarship, practice, and education; (b) are engaged in reflective self-assessment and in reflective practice; and (c) use ethical reasoning, analytical skills, and quality assurance to contribute to the profession through scholarship, research, practice, and responsible action.
  • Goal 3: Develop the attitudes and abilities essential for critical and creative thinking, for innovation, and for using scholarship to inform practice and practice to inform scholarship.
  • Goal 4: Develop the ability to recognize, respect, and accommodate various individual and cultural differences in all aspects of professional work.
  • Goal 5: Display self-awareness in relationships and a commitment to an empathic, compassionate dialogue that is constructivist, collaborative, authentic, and caring.
*Our Ph.D. in Psychology program is intended to open opportunities for graduates to pursue non-clinical careers or expand on their existing licenses and is not designed to prepare graduates to qualify for clinical licensure or certification.