The Reiss-Davis Graduate Center

Since 1976, the Reiss-Davis Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy has successfully helped students obtain doctoral degrees in Clinical Child Psychology.

To meet the demand for flexible scheduling, we streamlined our doctoral program to the One-Weekend Per-Month 3-Year Psy.D. Program of coursework in Clinical Child Psychology.

Our program is specifically designed for the busy clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, educational therapist, and clinical professional counselor. We make it convenient for students to attend classes once a month on a Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday on our Vista del Mar campus.

To be eligible to apply, applicants need to either be licensed or license-eligible, thus having already completed many hours of supervised clinical experience. Students coming into the program as interns must obtain their license prior to graduating with the Psy.D. degree.

Contact Lourdes Brown for more information


Our program is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education in California and we are in the process of application with regional accreditor WASC.

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Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the education program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.

FAQs for the Reiss-Davis Graduate Center

Q:What is the name of your graduate program?
A: The Reiss-Davis Graduate Center

Q: Do you have graduate training?
A: Yes, we have a graduate school that offers a PsyD (Doctor of Psychology).

Q: Do you offer a PsyD education? Yes, in Clinical Child Psychology with a psychodynamic and neurobiological emphasis.
A: Yes, in Clinical Child Psychology with a psychodynamic and neurobiological emphasis.

Q: Do you offer financial aid or have accreditation?
A: The school is in the process of seeking accreditation with plans to offer financial aid.

Q: What is the cost of tuition?
A: Tuition is currently $18,750 per year and in lieu of financial aid, the school offers payment plans and scholarships.