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Programs: PsyD Doctoral Study

PsyD Doctoral Study Resources


To prepare for the form and style review, use the following checklist, which is the same checklist we use when we review capstone manuscripts and the checklist we return to the student and committee along with their completed review.

About the Doctoral Study in Behavioral Health Leadership

A doctoral study in Behavioral Health Leadership is a formal manuscript written in partial fulfillment of the PsyD degree. It is a culmination of the student’s academic and applied knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students demonstrate their knowledge by producing an in-depth study of a behavioral health practice issue or problem. The doctoral study consists of five major sections:

  • Section 1a: The Behavioral Health Organization
    • Section1b: Organizational Profile
  • Section 2: Background and Approach—Leadership Strategy and Assessment
  • Section 3: Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management Components of the Organization
  • Section 4: Results—Analysis, Implications, and Preparation of Findings
  • Section 5: Recommendations and Conclusions

You can access additional information on the BHL doctoral study process from the PsyD in BHL page on the Office of Student Research Administration tab of the Center for Research Quality website. For proposal or doctoral study APA or writing-related questions, contact editor@waldenu.edu.