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Marshall Psy.D. program to celebrate 20th anniversary

Students, alumni and faculty of the  Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Marshall University are celebrating its 20th anniversary this Saturday.

The Psy.D. program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Keith Beard is the program director.

“I am in awe of the past and present students and the outstanding things that they have accomplished to help those with psychological needs,” Beard said. “Our students and alumni continue to do amazing work and the impact of that work echoes beyond their patients and to everyone who comes in contact with them. Twenty years of high-quality mental health services to our community is something I am proud that we could help provide to the community.”

The primary mission of the Psy.D. program at Marshall University is to train doctoral-level psychologists who are highly-skilled generalists that possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to meet the unique behavioral health needs of those who identify with rural, underserved, and populations who have been marginalized.

The Psy.D. program has helped diversify the workforce serving those with behavioral health needs in West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and even around the world with graduates from the program living in other countries.  The program has also worked to have graduates from backgrounds that have been disadvantaged and marginalized and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field of professional health service psychology.

More information about the Psy.D. program can be obtained at or by contacting Beard at