Spalding University

School of Professional Psychology
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The School of Professional Psychology has 12 full-time faculty members who represent a broad range of interests and theoretical orientations. Faculty members are active in research, professional organizations, and the scholarship of teaching and many maintain clinical practices. Additionally, many members of our faculty have organized Research Interest Groups (RIGS) to work with teams of graduate students to explore research and clinical interests. The Psy.D. degree is a 120 credit hour program completed over 5 - 6 years. Although strongly grounded in the study of general clinical psychology, students choose additional advanced course work in one of four areas of specialized emphasis: Adult Psychology, Child/Adolescent/Family Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and Health Psychology.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Steve Katsikas, Ph.D.
Department Emphasis
  • 20% Clinical Psychology
  • 20% Research
  • 20% Clinical Psychology Assessment
  • 20% General Psychology
  • 10% Human Development
  • 5% Family Therapy
  • 5% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
2,700
Program Options
  • Doctoral
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

851 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
United States

Phone Number
502-585-7127
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Steve Katsikas
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Therapeutic Intervention I & II & III
  • Child and Adult Assessment
  • Therapy
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Research I & II
  • Multicultural I and II
  • Behavior & Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Social Psychology
  • Motivation, Emotion & Cognition
  • Foundations of Psych Assessment
  • History and Systems
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Therapy
  • Health and Pediatric Psychology
  • Advanced Clinical Health Psychology
  • Introduction to Relationships
  • Applied Interpersonal Relationships I & II
  • Psychology of Trauma
  • Intro to Forensic/Correctional Psychology
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Juvenile Forensic Treatment and Assessment
  • Child Psychopathology and Treatment
  • Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Professional Dissertation
  • Seminar: Consultation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacology Practica (4)
Doctoral Level
Doctoral Program Options
  • Child, Adolescent, & Family Psychology
Doctoral Comments

The Spalding University School of Professional Psychology is dedicated to providing generalist training in clinical psychology based upon scientific principles, grounded in evidence-based practice, and offered in a collaborative and cooperative setting. The School of Professional Psychology employs the Scholar- Practitioner Model in preparing students to practice as a local clinical scientist.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.