The Clinical Psychology Training Program is designed to ensure the proper training of clinical psychologists who by the end of the program will be able to practice their profession in an ethical, evidence based, culturally appropriate manner in their communities. The program provides experience in the main tasks performed by psychologists in clinical settings, such as diagnosis, assessment, psychological treatment, referrals and consultations. It also emphasizes the role of the psychologist as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.
VisionThe Clinical Psychology Training Program aspires to be a regionally recognized leader in graduate training in clinical psychology, where interns, faculty and staff establish close collaborations and exchanges towards the ethical practice of clinical psychology, in order to produce professionals who serve the local, national, and global communities.
The Mission of the Clinical Psychology Training Program is to train psychology graduate students for the professional practice of clinical psychology in a competent, ethical, and culturally relevant manner in order to provide high quality services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families within the community
Areas of training
- Adult psychotherapy
- Child and adolescent psychotherapy
- Inpatient psychological management
- Psychological testing and assessment
- Consultation Liaison
- Special programs and group interventions: psychosis program, eating disorder program, substance abuse program
Supervision is provided on a weekly basis, on an individual basis as well as in group format for both adult and child/adolescent case discussions.
Psychology interns follow a number of hours of didactic teaching per week, including weekly journal club discussions, grand rounds, training workshops, specialized lectures and more.
The program has two tracks:
- Adult track
- Child and adolescent track
Students choose to specialize in a track at the start of their 2nd year.
Duration of the program
The Clinical Psychology Training Program at AUBMC covers two academic years. The first year may be included as practicum courses within the MA program, and the second year completed post-MA.
Students from doctorate programs are also welcome to apply.
Students who are accepted in the program will commit to two years of training, at the end of which they will obtain a diploma of training in clinical psychology from the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at AUB.
Around 15 hrs/week daily for the 1st year
Around 20 hrs/week daily for the 2nd year.
- Average grade of 80 or above over 100 in the graduate courses
- Proficiency in Arabic and English languages
Applications should be submitted to the department of Psychiatry and addressed to Mrs. Nibal Safah, at
. Selected applicants will be interviewed.
The following are required to be submitted when applying:
- An updated CV
- Copy of latest Psychology Degree (BA, MA/MS)
- Copies of transcripts of grades for undergraduate and graduate courses
- A statement of purpose indicating your interest in the program, past achievements and experiences, your goals from the programs, and your future career plans.
- One photo
- A copy of passport or Lebanese ID
- Application deadline is April 30, 2023
- Application fees: The application will be processed when required documents are received and the amount of $50 non-refundable fee be paid. Please contact Ms. Nibal Safah firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Graduate course in Psychopathology
- Graduate course in Psychotherapy theories
- Graduate course in Developmental Psychology (for those who are interested in the child track)
- Graduate course in Psychological Testing and Assessment
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For tuition(Graduate: Faculty of Medicine), please access the following link
ELECTIVE ROTATION IN THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM
Please note that during the elective rotation, candidates are only considered as observers, therefore training hours are not provided.
Candidates currently enrolled in a master level program or above can apply. The priority is for MA/MS level students. Students at BA level may also apply upon space availability.
Duration: one month
Please note the following:
- Visiting students can participate in the Clinical Psychology training program activities.
- Application process and fees: Available electives are assigned on first come first served basis. Application will be processed when completed form is received including all required documents and $50 non-refundable processing fee to be paid upon acceptance.
- Tuition fee: The Faculty of Medicine does not impose a tuition fee for the elective clerkship of visiting students if the duration of stay is 4 weeks.
- Visiting students must wear proper clothes that are not revealing and that are suitable for the elective.
- In case of acceptance, lodging, boarding and health insurance will be at your own expense. Special programs cannot be devised to suit special requirements by the student or their sponsors. Participation in elective educational and training activity should not impose any liability on the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
- Application material should be sent to:
Ms. Nibal Safah, email@example.com
GME Program Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC)
P.O. Box: 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, LEBANON
Halim and Aida Daniel Academic & Clinical Center (ACC), 4th floor
Tel: 01350000-ext: 5664 Click here for applying
List of Requirements
- Copy of Identification card or passport
- One photo
- Letter of intent
- Copy of latest Psychology Degree (BA, MA/MS)
- Letter from program if currently enrolled
- Health Insurance