Medical/Clinical Psychology

The PhD program with a concentration in Medical/Clinical Psychology is co-sponsored and co-administered by the university’s Department of Psychology and the School of Medicine. Along with the traditional domains of clinical psychology — psychopathology, psychotherapy, and assessment in children and adults — our program specializes in in medically relevant areas such as health psychology and behavioral medicine, pediatric psychology, neuropsychology, rehabilitation, geropsychology, and substance abuse. In all of these areas, research training and clinical practice are integrated.

Interdisciplinary Engagement and Opportunity

""More than 70 research and clinical faculty are associated with our program. They represent a wide variety of interests and are located in academic departments and centers across the university and the UAB Medical Center, as well as in affiliated and community-based health care facilities. This large faculty collaborates to provide a wide range of didactic learning, research, and clinical training opportunities to our students in a research focused and strongly interdisciplinary academic health care context.

Because academic courses, research, and clinical training are directed by faculty from the Department of Psychology as well as other UAB entities, the VA Medical Center, Children’s of Alabama Hospital, and the community, our students have access to a wide variety of potential role models for psychologists in a variety of research settings and health service roles.

Participating Academic Units and Facilities

In addition to the Department of Psychology, the following UAB departments and research and clinical facilities participate in our program:

  • Alabama University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities
  • Civitan International Research Center
  • Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging
  • Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • Department of Health Behavior
  • Department of Medicine:
    • Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology
    • Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care
    • Division of Preventive Medicine
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology


The Psychology PhD with a concentration in Medical/Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association to award the doctorate in clinical psychology. Contact the Commission at 750 First Street NE, Washington DC, 20002-4242 or call (202) 336-5979 for questions about the accreditation status of this program.


We invite you to explore our website to see what our program can offer you. If you have additional questions, please contact the director or the graduate programs manager.

Dr. Edwin W. Cook III.


Edwin W. Cook III

Associate Professor
Director, UAB Medical/Clinical Psychology Program
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Terri Roberson


Terri M. Roberson

Graduate Programs Manager
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