Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research (CSPR)

CSPR Handbook
A guide to the CSPR Area.

Practicum Handbook
A guide to practicums, including practicum site information.

Equitable Research Practices
A compilation of resources for clinical psychology research.

University & Community Resource Guide
A guide to University and community services at the University of Minnesota.

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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 any APCS student who is the first author on a paper and is attending a remote or in-person conference to present at the meeting.

Students can apply for up to $1,250 towards the cost of travel and/or fees incurred attending the (remote or in-person) conference. Additionally, students can apply to this fund more than once a year. If awarded, the fellowship is funded on top of any other funding the student may receive.

All application materials should be sent to the CSPR Program Assistant, Darian Schwietz, at Elliott N420 or [email protected]

Norman and Edith Garmezy Fellowship Application
Each year the Norman and Edith Garmezy Fellowship is awarded to one 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 November 1st, 2021 through November 26th, 2021.

Course Registration / Permission Numbers

Contact Information for Permission Numbers
Gives students information on who to contact for permission numbers when they are registering for courses.

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. 


How to Register and Work at a Practicum Site
Contains the steps that a student must complete in order to register and work at a practicum site.

  • Note: These steps must be completed for each site that a student is working at during a given semester.

Immunizations: To protect the health of its patients and employees, some practicum sites may require students to provide a verification of your immunizations. To comply with this requirement, please complete the Immunization Form.

Practicum Evaluation Form
Every term, this is completed by site supervisors to evaluate their student's performance at their practicum.

Practicum Site Database
Used by active students to aid them in choosing a practicum site.
Note: To view the database, you must log in with your Internet ID.

Practicum Site Evaluation Responses
Used by active students to learn more about experiences at particular practicum sites. 
Note: To view the anonymous responses, you must log in with your Internet ID.


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 here.

  • To View Shared Internship Application Documents: Contact the Program Assistant 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.

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
A digital version of our comment box is located outside N418.