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  • Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

    • Bruce Hall, Suite 201
    • tel: 610-499-1206
    • fax: 610-499-4625
  • Lauren Naylor

    • Graduate Admission Support Specialist
    • Kapelski Learning Center Room 120
    • tel: 610-499-4188


Dual Degrees in Clinical Psychology and Human Sexuality

Why Widener?

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Exceptional Training

Faculty in the human sexuality program use affective and experiential learning as well as cutting-edge strategies in training future clinicians through the bio-psycho-social model to promote a comprehensive understanding of the development and practice of human sexuality within specific social, cultural, and political contexts. The in-person portion of classes are held on several Saturday/Sunday daylong sessions, which easily fit into the clinical psychology curriculum. 

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Service-Learning Opportunities

Dual degree students are immersed in a year-long clinical training experience where they deepen their knowledge and understanding of sexuality via faculty supervision here at Widener. For clinical psychology students, this is typically the first or second year of their internship training, after having completed the core coursework in the human sexuality curriculum. Students then learn to tailor interventions that are culturally, developmentally, and organizationally appropriate during a year of advanced clinical sexuality work. 

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Alumni Outreach

Many graduates of the MEd in human sexuality education and PsyD programs are now doing outstanding work in sexuality education, counseling, therapy, and research in positions across the United States. Some alumni are working as typical psychologists in varied settings, but the advanced training in sexuality aids them in working with particular populations. This specialization separates them from others in the field without advanced human sexuality training.

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Erika M. Dawkins


Don't feel like you have to have it all figured out to apply, or start this program, or pursue a career in psychology. Just have the desire to make a difference, and you can figure everything else out along the way.

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Potential Careers

  • Psychologist in private practice or other settings
  • Couples therapist
  • Sex therapist
  • Sexuality educator
  • Community based educator

Recent Employers

  • Council for Relationships
  • Kansas University Medical Center – Ob/Gyn and Center for Pelvic Pain and Sexual Health
  • University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality
  • West Chester University's Department of Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Wallingford-Swarthmore School District

The PsyD program, including its exclusively affiliated internship, are accredited by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; phone: (202) 336-5979).


The MEd in human sexuality program is accredited under the auspices of Widener University's accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.