Dr. Roger Peterson, professor and chair of Antioch University New England’s Department of Clinical Psychology, hosted a twenty-fifth-anniversary celebration party for the ANE’s Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) program on October 6, 2008. Antioch New England president David Caruso congratulated Dr. Peterson and his staff on this quarter-century anniversary, as did the many faculty and students who attended the event. Faculty, students and alumni also celebrated the program’s anniversary at an ANE reception during the August American Psychological Association’s annual conference in Boston.
Dr. David Singer founded the program and formulated its initial vision in 1982. Dr. Peterson was instrumental in the PsyD program’s development and served as its founding associate director. He has been a professor and chair of the department since 1988. “In twenty-five years, our program has emerged as one of the leaders in PsyD education and training,” says Peterson. “We are proud to provide a top-flight doctoral education and a profound life-changing experience.”
ANE’s PsyD program currently has twenty-five students enrolled in each year of the program. Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1986, Antioch New England’s doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD) offers rigorous academic challenge and thorough clinical training. The department includes eleven core faculty members, many who have made distinguished contributions to professional psychology on the national stage. In addition there are nine associated faculty members and a number of adjuncts.