The Clinical Psychology Program of the University of Tennessee Knoxville has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1949. Our program is designed to train highly competent clinical psychologists who will make significant contributions to the profession and society as researchers, teachers, and clinicians.
We follow The Tennessee Model, which represents a set of guidelines through which students are trained to think of psychological practice and research as similar enterprises to be conducted in an integrated manner ensuring maximum benefit in both domains. Our students receive strong training in research, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, and teaching. Our faculty approach clinical work from a variety of theoretical perspectives including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, emotion-focused and systemic orientations.