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PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Montclair State University in NJ

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Dear Colleagues:

The PhD Program in Clinical Psychology at Montclair State University is currently recruiting students for its next cohort to begin in Fall 2021. Montclair State is a public doctoral research university located 30 minutes outside New York City. The program adheres to the scientist-practitioner training model, features a focus on working with children, adolescents, and families, and offers opportunities for full funding. More information about the program can be found on our website.

We are particularly looking for applicants who have an interest in developmental disabilitiesMy colleagues and I study cognitive, neural, and family processes in developmental disorders, including how language and cognition, neural plasticity, as well as parenting and family functioning, may be affected in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, and Williams Syndrome, among other disorders. In addition, we use these insights to inform refinement of evidence-based interventions for these populations. We work with students who have interests in these and other related areas as well.

Applications for the Fall 2021 class must be submitted to The Graduate School by December 1, 2020. Prospective students with interests in research and clinical work with children with developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply and may contact Dr. Laura Lakusta (, Dr. Jennifer Yang (, Dr. Peter Vietze (, or Dr. Erin Kang ( with any questions.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to any prospective students seeking admission to clinical psychology doctoral programs for Fall 2021.