PsyD Program

Earn your PsyD in Psychodynamic Child Psychology and ​Psychotherapy

The Reiss-Davis Graduate School offers clinicians a transformative education and doctorate degree that fosters a passion for improving the lives of children and adolescents: understanding, intervening, and making a difference.

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The Reiss-Davis Graduate School offers clinicians a transformative education and doctorate degree that fosters a passion for improving the lives of children and adolescents: understanding, intervening, and making a difference.

Accreditation

Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Financial Aid

Financial Aid and Enrollment Incentives Now Available for the 2022 Cohort

Program Overview

Want to learn more about our PsyD program? Download our Program Overview brochure.

Are you looking for a program designed to:

Then Reiss-Davis is the program for you.

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Learn more about our program by attending an informational session in the comfort of your home.

What Distinguishes our PsyD Program

Our PsyD Degree is Unique to the Industry

Combining a psychodynamic, neurobiological and child-focused approach

Seminar-style Classes

Encourages collaboration, interaction, and absorption that ensures a better experience than traditional lecture-based courses

Conveniently Located

Our freeway-adjacent Vista Del Mar campus in West LA offers ample parking and a beautiful setting for your studies

Quality Instructors and Mentors

Clinical leaders in their own rights, our staff guide students throughout their education and into their advancing careers

Affordable

Reasonable tuition, scholarships and FAFSA availability make graduate education possible

Targeted

You can earn your PsyD with three years of coursework plus dissertation even while working full-time and maintaining your quality of life

Learning Management System

Academic contact through our LMS system keeps students connected with each other and faculty for a sense of community and better understanding and retention of monthly coursework

Manageable

You commit to a one-weekend per month residential class schedule. From there, our hybrid program options keep you connected and learning throughout the rest of the month

Our Mission

To offer mental health providers a unique doctoral education integrating psychodynamic, neurobiological, and trauma-informed perspectives and prepare them with competency in theory, skills, technique, and professionalism to more effectively serve the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families from a position of cultural humility, equity, and inclusion to make a difference in their lives.

Our Core Values

Compassion

A commitment to act toward all in a spirit of empathy, caring, justice, and respect.

Excellence

A commitment to high expectations with accountability and creativity; to develop life-long learners who contribute to our professional mental-health community.

Inclusion

A commitment to respect the distinct abilities, talents, perspectives, and skills of all through awareness of self and others.

Integrity

A commitment to act authentically with truth, honesty, professionalism, and transparency.

Early Admission for 2022 is Now Open!

Reiss-Davis Graduate School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

Approved by the Department of Education as an eligible institution to participate in Federal Student Aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To learn more about available options to help you invest in your future, connect with us:

WSCUC Accreditation
RDGS has been approved as an eligible institution to participate in the Federal Student Loans and Financial Aid Programs.
Nondiscrimation and Equal Opportunity Statement
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Licensing Disclosure
Please note that the RDGS PsyD degree program does not lead to licensure as a psychologist, although it meets the Board of Psychology’s necessary academic requirements for a doctoral program. If an RDGS graduate desires to pursue licensure as a psychologist upon receiving the RDGS PsyD degree, they must follow the steps outlined in the most recent regulations and requirements set forth by the California Board of Psychology. Please note that graduates must be licensed with the Board of Psychology in order to use the title of psychologist in California. For more information, visit http://psychology.ca.gov.

Enrollment Timeline

Financial Aid & Enrollment Incentives

March 18, 2022

Enrollment Deadline

March 18, 2022

Program Orientation

July 30, 2022

First Day of Class

August 15, 2022

Join Us for an Event

We host many on and off-campus events to help educate, inform, and enrich our students and community.

Scroll through the gallery below for a list of upcoming events, including Open Houses, Saturdays at the Center Continuing Education Lectures, our annual Reiss-Greenberg Chair and Conference and more.

 

Reiss-Davis Graduate School – Zoom Virtual Introduction Meeting . November 11

Experience the Reiss-Davis Difference by joining us for our Zoom Virtual Open House.

Thursday, November 11 | 10am – 11am

Reiss-Davis Graduate School – Zoom Virtual Introduction Meeting . November 11

Experience the Reiss-Davis Difference by joining us for our Zoom Virtual Open House.

Thursday, November 11 | 10am – 11am

What Students and Graduates Are Saying*

100%

Report gaining good understanding of classical psychological and object relations theory through the program

 

95%

Report studying at RDGS has influenced my desire to grow professionally

100%

Report that the program improved my critical thinking skills (questioning, interpreting, and applying information)

95%

RDGS offers the dissertation writing support I need to be successful

 

*Reiss-Davis 2019 Academic Year Survey of Current and Past Students

If you are a licensed or license eligible mental health professional, the PsyD Degree you've always aspired to is just a click or call away.

Our enrollment experts can help you work out a plan to make your doctoral dreams a reality.
A quick conversation is all it takes to get started.

Call 833-RDGS-4-ME(833-734-7463)

Or use the form below to start the conversation.

By requesting information, I am providing express consent for Reiss-Davis Graduate School to contact me by email, phone and text, including my wireless phone number, regarding degree and enrollment information using automated technology. Standard message and data rates may apply to text messages. There is no obligation to enroll.

Reiss-Davis Offers More than an Outstanding PsyD Program

Reiss-Greenberg Chair and Award Conference

A full day continuing education presentation and award recognizing professionals for their pioneering contributions to the field of child and adolescent mental health. More information to come.

Saturdays at the Center Continuing Education Lecture Series

A series of thoughtful, stimulating continuing education presentations highlighting augmented methods and techniques for working with children, adolescents, and their parents.

Reiss-Davis Fellowship Programs

Our Clinical Fellowship and PEDS Fellowship Program provide advance Post-Doctoral/Post-Graduate training in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Social Work, and Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Testing Services.

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