Prospective Applicants

The CPP Program at OHSU recognizes that excellence requires both (a) representation of diverse voices, including people traditionally under-represented because of race or ethnicity, and (b) anti-racism education and active engagement in anti-racism efforts to affect positive change in research, clinical activity, and education. We are dedicated to providing excellent training to the next generation of clinical psychologists, and welcome applications from students from diverse backgrounds, especially Black or African-American, Latinx or Hispanic, Indigenous or Native, and other Persons of Color, and first-generation students who have historically been excluded from our field.

Please see the full version of the American Psychological Association's Apology to People of Color for APA's Role in Promoting, Perpetuating and Failing to Challenge Racism, Racial Discrimination and Human Hierarchy in the U.S.

Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge the original inhabitants and traditional village sites of the land Oregon Health & Science University is occupying and built upon: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, Wasco and many Indigenous nations of the Willamette Valley and Columbia River Plateau. We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land - past, present, and future.

Health Equity and Anti-racism Talks (HEART)
The HEART series is a new institutional race, equity and inclusion speaker series at OHSU funded by a grant through the Racial Equity and Inclusion Funding Opportunity sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Educational Improvement and Innovation. The planning committee is a collaboration of volunteers from OHSU Health Services, Clinical Psychology, Dermatology, Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Research & Innovation.

Meet the program director

Dr. Sydney Ey CPP Program Director

Sydney Ey is Director of Clinical Training (DCT) of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University, and a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Ey received her BA in Psychology from Yale University, her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Vermont and completed her internship at Judge Baker Children’s Center/Boston Children’s Hospital. She taught and supervised graduate students and predoctoral interns at several graduate programs before coming to OHSU. 

Dr. Ey has a longstanding interest in promoting the well-being of learners and clinicians in the healthcare setting and provided therapy to medical trainees and faculty through the Resident and Faculty Wellness Program. She currently is the Psychological Support Lead on the OHSU Well-Being Leadership Team and directs the Wellness Consults for Leaders and Team. Her research has included the measurement of youth optimism and coping and medical trainees’ perfectionism, imposter feelings, and help-seeking attitudes. She enjoys spending time with her two young adult children who live nearby, reading biographies of inspiring people, and rowing early mornings on the Willamette with her husband. 

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What makes our program unique?

The Clinical Psychology PhD program provides students with an in-depth focus on the following key areas:

  1. Health psychology is the study and use of psychological methods to improve physical health and address physical disease in children and adults. This area closely overlaps with what is also referred to as behavioral health.
  2. The neuroscience of mental health disorders, entails the study of brain structure, function, and connectivity that is associated with mental health conditions.
  3. Implementation science emphasizes training in the development, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral and psychological interventions for mental disorders and behavioral health problems.

Thus, our graduates will have a complement of skills that bridge and unite health psychology, neuroscience, and implementation science. 

CPP News

Clinical Psychology Match Day a first for OHSU! Seven of our CPP PhD candidates join the mental health workforce at a critical time marking a significant moment for the program. Congratulations Kat, David, Madeleine, Eleanor, Olivia, Amanda, and Kate! Read the post in OHSU Now here.

group of 7 Ph.D. students lined up for the camera
Clinical Psychology Program Ph.D. candidates, from left: Kat Selah, David Cameron, Eleanor Battison, Kate Shirley, Amanda Del Giacco and Olivia Doyle. Not pictured: Madeleine Allen.
Current Graduate Students
Current CPP Cohort