Our Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology program provides psychologists a way to provide their patients with a broader continuum of care. There is a critical need to train prescribing psychologists to help address the nation's health care disparities in inner-city and rural areas. Additionally, clinical psychopharmacology allows psychologists to aid in the prevention of patient over-medication.
"Predoctoral training in Clinical Psychopharmacology is our future. You can see the excitement in the eyes of our young psychology trainees. They see the enormous potential of comprehensive, integrative health care. And they are eager to lead the healthcare revolution as prescribing psychologists." — Beth Rom-Rymer, PhD
President, Rom-Rymer and Associates,
Member, APA Board of Directors,
Past President, Illinois Psychological Association
Our program allows for the study of a doctoral degree in psychology, while also obtaining the M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Invariably, the economy benefits those professions with prescriptive authority.
"There is immense patient need and one should seek the maximum return for one's educational investment. In the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology Program we place a premium on student professional development through mentorship, not just in the classroom, but also through scholarship, research, and involvement with professional societies."
— Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez, PhD, ABPP, MSCP
Chair, MS Clinical Psychopharmacology Program
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of physicians and surgeons, including psychiatrists specializing in psychopharmacology, is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2014 and 2024.
"I am not seeing MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology degree holders in my department. That is likely just a matter of time, however, based on the increasing education and regulation in dispensing, particularly within hospital settings." — Senior Executive, Kindred Healthcare
Bret Moore, Psy.D.
A prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Moore is a former active duty Army psychologist and two-tour veteran of Iraq. He was awarded the bronze star in 2008.
Dr. Moore is the author and editor of 13 books, including:
- Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook
- Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment
- Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear.
His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.