Curriculum


The Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program emphasizes training in both research and clinical work. Our program offers opportunities to achieve excellence in scientific investigation, the practice of clinical psychology, and teaching. Students have the opportunity to select from training in two clinical tracks: Adult Clinical or Child/Family Clinical. Both tracks include training experiences specific in content; however, the general program experiences and requirements are similar across tracks. It is expected that students will complete the program in 4 to 5 years, including a practicum in the Chapel Hill Area.

For more information regarding courses, please review the current Graduate Record or the Clinical Psychology Handbook.

Adult Clinical Track Mentors


Abramowitz, Jonathan
Professor | Co-Associate Chair
255 Davie Hall
(919) 843-8170
jabramowitz@unc.edu

Dr. Abramowitz studies psychological processes and cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and health-related anxiety. Visit him online: UNC Anxiety Lab.


Bardone-Cone, Anna
Associate Professor
268 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5989
bardonecone@unc.edu

Dr. Bardone-Cone studies etiology and maintenance of bulimia nervosa with particular interests in the roles of perfectionism, self-efficacy, and stress; sociocultural factors, including race, ethnicity, family, and media, in relation to body image and eating disorders; and defining recovery from an eating disorder. Visit her online: The Bardone-Cone Lab.


Baucom, Donald
Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor
264 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5035
don_baucom@unc.edu

Dr. Baucom studies marital distress, cognitive-behavior therapy, and gender differences. Visit him online: Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D..


Bulik, Cynthia
Director of Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders
Neurosciences Hospital
(919) 843-1689
bulik@med.unc.edu

Dr. Bulik studies the treatment and genetics of eating disorders and body weight regulation. Visit her online: UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.


Daughters, Stacey
Associate Professor
247 Davie Hall
(919) 962-9924
daughter@unc.edu

Dr. Daughters studies addiction, distress tolerance, depression, technology enhanced treatments, behavioral activation therapy, neural correlates of reward processing, and distress tolerance. Visit her online: Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion [BRANE Lab].


Dichter, Gabriel
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
(919) 445-0132
dichter@med.unc.edu

Dr. Dichter studies neural mechanisms of core deficits and treatment response in autism spectrum disorders and affective disorders. Visit him online: Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.


Penn, David
Wagner-Martin Distinguished Professor
256 Davie Hall
(919) 843-7514
dpenn@email.unc.edu

Dr. Penn studies social cognition and treatment of schizophrenia. Visit him online: Penn Lab.


Wise, Erica
Clinical Professor | Director of Psychological Services
246 Davie Hall
(919) 962-5034
ewise@email.unc.edu

Dr. Wise studies ethical and legal issues in clinical psychology; clinical training and supervision; and psychotherapy outcomes in training clinics.



Child/Family Clinical Track Mentors


Dichter, Gabriel
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
(919) 445-0132
dichter@med.unc.edu

Dr. Dichter studies neural mechanisms of core deficits and treatment response in autism spectrum disorders and affective disorders. Visit him online: Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory.


Gil, Karen
Pederson Distinguished Professor
254 Davie Hall
(919) 962-7447
kgil@unc.edu

Dr. Gil studies health psychology, chronic illness, acute and chronic pain, stress and coping, child and family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Visit her online: Karen M. Gil, Ph.D..


Hussong, Andrea
Professor | Director of the Center for Developmental Science
262 Davie Hall
(919) 962-6593
ahussong@email.unc.edu

Dr. Hussong studies social and familial influences associated with adolescent substance abuse and comorbid disorders among high-risk youth. Visit her online: Developmental Risk and Resilience Lab.


Jones, Deborah
Professor
267 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3995
djjones@email.unc.edu

Dr. Jones studies the mental and physical health and well-being in the family context; the mechanisms by which families transmit risk and resilience; and, most recently, the development and enhancement of prevention and intervention programs to meet the unique needs of at-risk and under-served families. Visit her online: Deborah J. Jones, Ph.D..


Klinger, Laura
Director of TEACCH Autism Program
Department of PSychiatry
(919) 966-8183
laura_klinger@med.unc.edu

Dr. Klinger studies childhood predictors of long-term outcomes in adults with autism spectrum disorder and the development of community-based intervention programs that promote successful adult outcomes. Visit her online: TEACCH Autism Program.


Neblett, Enrique
Associate Professor
250 Davie Hall
(919) 843-9120
eneblett@unc.edu

Dr. Neblett studies racism and African-American youth mental health; racial ethnocultural and physiological protective mechanisms; and cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments for racial and ethnic minority youth. Visit him online: Enrique W. Neblett, Jr., Ph.D..


Prinstein, Mitch
Seters Distinguished Professor | Director of Clinical Psychology
240 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3988
mitch.prinstein@unc.edu

Dr. Prinstein studies cognitive-interpersonal models of adolescent depression and self-injury/suicidality, peer influence, and adolescent risk behavior. Visit him online: Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP.


Sheridan, Margaret
Assistant Professor
248 Davie Hall
(919) 843-3182
sheridan.margaret@unc.edu

Dr. Sheridan studies the neural mechanisms through which adversity affects brain development and risk for externalizing disorders; diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder in early childhood; and typical and atypical development of the prefrontal cortex. Visit her online: Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences.


Youngstrom, Eric
Professor
257 Davie Hall
(919) 962-3997
eay@unc.edu

Dr. Youngstrom studies bipolar disorder in children and adolescents; evidence-based approaches to assessment; and emotions in developmental psychopathology. Visit him online: Eric A. Youngstrom, Ph.D..


Youngstrom, Jennifer
Clinical Professor | Director of Psychological Services
212 Finley Golf Course Road
(919) 843-2074
jky@unc.edu

Dr. Youngstrom studies evidence-based or empirically supported treatments; effectiveness research with children and adolescents; and transporting treatments into the community.