The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology is a school at Yeshiva University. Under the leadership of Dean Leslie F. Halpern, Ferkauf continues to enjoy a prominent position among our peers, providing top-level academic and field preparation for a group of strong students. The Ferkauf reputation extends beyond our borders: 64 countries are represented in our student body. Ferkauf graduates, eligible for New York State licensure in psychology, fill leadership positions in a wide range of institutions. All Ferkauf programs are registered by the New York State Education Department and meet its requirements. The main campus is located in the Rousso Building at the Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus in the Bronx borough of New York City (1165 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461). Take a virtual tour and learn more about Ferkauf.
Ferkauf offers the following degrees:
Students prepare to become licensed marriage and family therapists in New York State. Ferkauf is consistently rated among the top psychology schools in the nation and attract diverse students from across the globe. At Ferkauf, faculty and administration are dedicated to providing quality private education and setting students up for success. Students benefit from extensive network of field placement and internship options.
The MS in Marriage and Family Therapy is designed to meet the demand for therapists that are equipped to provide quality service to families and couples.
Designed to meet the changing needs of health care and social services, the 60-credit MA in Mental Health Counseling at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology offers theoretical and applied principles of psychological counseling. Courses are taught by faculty who are recognized experts in their fields.
When New York State revised its scope of practice law several years ago, Ferkauf was the first school in New York City--and one of the first in the state--to take advantage of the new legislation to offer the MA in mental health counseling. The quality and number of applicants to the program have steadily increased, and we are constantly strengthening our course offerings, clinical training and faculty, as well as helping our students to make the all-important transition from training to practice.
Students have been receiving doctoral training in the Clinical Program at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology for more than 50 years. The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology was established in 1979 and has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1985.
The program's mission is to provide students with doctoral-level training in the conceptual and empirical foundations of clinical psychology, to enable them to become knowledgeable and thoughtful academic scholars, and to train them intensively in a variety of assessment, research, and therapeutic approaches. Students are exposed to a curriculum that integrates relevant research and the scientific foundations of psychology, applied theories, field training, and practical experiences within a wide range of psychological services.
The PsyD in Clinical Psychology (five-year program; 116 credits), provides students with the knowledge and skills to assume the role of professional psychologist in diverse settings. The program provides a full-time sequence of training that consists of four years of coursework, practica, and supervised experiences, culminating a full-time internship in the fifth year.
The Psy.D. in School-Clinical Child Psychology (five-year program; 110 credits), provides students with the knowledge and skills to assume the role of a professional psychologist who can work in diverse settings across the lifespan. The program provides a full-time sequence of training that consists of four years of coursework, practica, and externships, culminating in a full-time internship in the fifth year.
The program's mission is to provide doctoral-level training through an interdisciplinary model that concentrates on both school and clinical child psychology. Students are prepared to deliver psychological and psycho-educational services to adults, children, adolescents and their families in mental health settings, urban and suburban schools, early childhood centers and other related learning environments.
The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis is designed for full-time students to train in the ethical science and practice of clinical psychology with an additional emphasis on the interaction of physical and mental health. The program espouses the scientist/practitioner model, which places equal emphasis on clinical and research training. Furthermore, research and clinical practice are highly integrated and mutually informative.
The overarching mission of the program is to train qualified clinicians, academic scholars, and applied researchers in clinical psychology. Embedded program are core values of Yeshiva University that include: (1) bringing wisdom to life; (2) love of knowledge for its own sake; (3) a commitment to excellence in teaching and research; and (4) the view that liberal arts and social sciences are compatible with high ethical and moral standards.
This program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association.
The Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic is the training clinic of Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. For more than 45 years, it has provided low-cost, confidential, state-of-the-art mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. The Parnes Clinic provides compassionate care to individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, political orientation, marital status, religious affiliation or physical or medical disability. Learn more about the Parnes Clinic.
Clinical affiliations include:
Ferkauf grew out of Yeshiva University's School of Education and Community Administration (1948-57) and Graduate School of Education (1957-65). It was named in 1965 in honor of Eugene and Estelle Ferkauf. It later became Ferkauf Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (1966-77) and Ferkauf Graduate School (1977-82).
In 1975, with the merger of the Departments of Psychology and Educational Psychology to form the University-wide Department of Psychology, Ferkauf began to develop as a school of psychology. In 1979, the School of Professional Psychology was established at Ferkauf Graduate School.