Psychology PhD Student Evaluation

Measuring up to professional standards.

All Derner students are representatives of the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology and the larger professional community and are expected to follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethics Code and the New York State (NYS) definition of professional conduct for psychologists under Article 131, Section 6530. Further, students are responsible for adhering to Adelphi University policies and expectations within the Code of Conduct. These expectations include academic performance as well as professional skills in clinical practice and research. 

In order for the doctoral program to carefully monitor student progress and achievement of core competencies, as well as to develop remediation plans when problems emerge, there is an evaluation of students at specific points in the program, in addition to course grades. The program has a procedure for review of student progress that includes academic concerns, professional behavior and student misconduct. It also includes non-academic concerns that have implications for a student’s potential performance as a professional in the field.

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