Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research | CSPR

CSPR Handbook
A guide to the CSPR Area.

Practicum Handbook
A guide to clinical practica and practicum sites.

CSPR Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Website
A website created by the CSPR Program's student-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC), which aims to promote DEI principles throughout all areas of clinical psychology training. The website was curated to house information about the committee's actions as well as a variety of resources.

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Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Calendar
Program dates, deadlines, and events.

Current Course Syllabi

PSY 8603: Clinical Seminar Series Syllabus (Previously 8613 and 8960)
This annually updated syllabus includes instructor contact information and speaker presentation dates. 

PSY 8620: Clinical Psychology Practicum Syllabus
This syllabus includes instructor contact information and mandatory meeting dates. It is updated every semester.


David T. Lykken Travel Award Application
Available to full-time APCS students who are the first author on a paper and are traveling to present their research at an in-person conference or are traveling to a conference/workshop for professional development. 

Students can apply to this fund more than once a year. If awarded, students will receive $1,250 towards the cost of allowable travel expenses and/or fees incurred attending the conference. This will be funded on top of any other funding the student may receive. 

All application materials should be sent to the CSPR Program Specialist, Darian Schwietz (, before the deadline.

Norman and Edith Garmezy Fellowship Application
Each year the Norman and Edith Garmezy Fellowship is awarded to at least one full-time APCS student based on a record of excellence in psychological clinical science. This award is for approximately $2500 and may not be received more than once.

Applications may be submitted February 2nd, 2024 through February 22nd, 2024.

Interested in Other Funding?
The David T. Lykken and the Norman & Edith Garmezy Fellowships are CSPR-specific funds that APCS students can apply to.  For additional funds that APCS students can apply to within the Department of Psychology, click on "Grad Studies" (listed at the top of our intranet page), then click on "Fellowships & Awards".

Course Registration and Permission Numbers

Course Registration
For a list of courses that you are required to register for, please see the CSPR Handbook

Permission Numbers
Some courses may require a permission number in order to register. If you need a permission number, please see the linked document for contact information

  • Note: Permission numbers are individualized for each student and can only be used once. Please do not share your permission number with any other students.


For the administrative steps that you need to take for each milestone (E.g. MA Thesis, Prelim Written Exam, Final Oral Exam, etc.), please see "Degree Requirements of the Clinical Program", our "PhD Progress Checklist", or our "APCS Track Timeline" within the CSPR Handbook

Progress Evaluations

Annual Progress Evaluation Form
As of Spring 2019, we are now utilizing a new cumulative process for your annual review.  Each student will have a Google Drive folder shared with them entitled “Last Name Annual Review”.

Mid-Year Progress Report
Used to evaluate a student's progress throughout their first year in the CSPR program.

Student Status Update
Utilized during the time to mid-year progress reports to update the Clinical Office about the progress of CSPR students who are beyond their first year in the program. 


Practicum Resources
Not sure what practicum site you should apply to? See the resources below!

  • Practicum Experience Responses
    Contains anonymous feedback about experiences that students have had at our practicum sites. If you would like to add anonymous feedback about your own experience at a practicum site, complete the linked survey. (Note: For student privacy reasons (FERPA), all responses must be anonymous. To view the responses, you must log in with your Intranet ID.) 
  • Previous Practicum Site Trainees
    Prefer to talk to another CSPR student to learn more about a particular practicum site? See our list of previous practicum site trainees (linked above). The students listed in this resource have chosen to release their information and are willing to act as a point of contact for student questions! (Note: To view this database, you must log in with your Intranet ID.)
  • Example CVs and Cover Letters
    Not sure what information to include in your CV or Cover Letter when applying to work at practicum sites? See the student examples linked above. (Note: Although CSPR students have volunteered to share this information, you must log in with your ID to view this information.)
  • Potential Interview Questions
    Not sure what questions to ask when interviewing at Practicum Sites? Refer to our list of potential interview questions that have been compiled by students in CSPR.

Practicum Requests
Practicum Requests must be submitted for each site that a student works at during a given semester. For detailed information on how to submit a Practicum Request, refer to our Practicum Request and Evaluation Procedures. (Note: The resource linked above also contains information about our practicum request and evaluation procedures for the Summer, ABD Students, ADS Students, and PSY 8619 (BHCF Course).)

To protect the health of its patients and employees, some practicum sites require students to provide a verification of their immunizations. If this is something that it requested of you, please work to complete our Immunization Form as soon as possible. A failure to complete this form in a timely manner may delay the start of your training at that site.

Practicum Evaluations
At the end of each term, out program must collect Practicum Evaluations for each site that a student worked at during a given semester. To learn how to initiate a Practicum Evaluation, refer to the link instructions. If you have any questions about this process, contact CSPR's Program Specialist, Darian Schwietz (


APPIC Directory
The online APPIC directory of internship programs. To use it, select internship under 'Program Type' and enter your search terms in the fields provided. Each entry for internship programs in the directory includes useful information -- including minimum required clinical hours.

Sharing Internship Application Documents
If you would like to share your internship application essays and cover letter(s) with future CSPR cohorts, please upload those files usling the link above.

  • To View Shared Internship Application Documents: Contact the Program Specialist to gain access to the file.
  • Note: To view the documents, you must log in with your Internet ID.

Previous Internship Site Matches
For a list of internship sites that students have previously matched to, please click the link above.

Perceived Strengths and Weaknesses of Internship Sites
Gives students information about the perceived strengths and weaknesses of internship sites that students have previously applied to or interviewed/worked at.

Navigating the Internship Application Process
This chapter, written by UNC DCT Dr. Mitch Prinstein, is an excellent resource for navigating the internship application process. It is particularly helpful to read before preparing your essays. Dr. Prinstein also offers video tutorials on writing internship essays and interviewing, which can be found


Intended Month of Graduation
Used by students to understand when to submit their Application for Degree based on their intended graduation month.

Exit Checklist
Explains steps that students need to take after they have successfully defended their dissertation or are leaving the University.

Suggestion, Comment, Complaint Form

Suggestion, Comment, Complaint Form
A digital version of our comment box is located outside N418.


Angus MacDonald III
Director of Clinical Training

N423 EltH | 624-3813
Robert Krueger
Associate Director of Practicum & Internship Placements

N414 EltH | 626-8541
Darian Schwietz
Program Specialist
N420 EltH | 301-2702