Create Dynamic Synergy
Turn Your Compassion for People Into a Career
With a Grad or Undergrad Psychology Degree
Whether you are just starting out in your academic career, looking for a major, or you are looking for graduate school options, University of Detroit Mercy's Psychology program can take you from bachelor's to master's to doctorate.
Undergraduate ProgramsOur undergraduate program offers a choice of three majors: general, developmental and industrial/organizational. UDM is also the only university to offer an industrial/organizational psychology major in the MetroDetroit area. Most undergrad classes are taught by full-time faculty. Undergrad students have the opportunity to work on research projects with graduate students. We even have an option to take you from a bachelor's degree to a master's degree in five years!
Graduate ProgramsWe also offer also offer four graduate programs leading to advanced degrees or specialist certificate, preparing psychologists for professional practice. Each of these programs provides you with the fundamental knowledge and applied skills to enter professional practice in their respective specialized areas. Dissertation, thesis, and specialist-project research train students in the scientific foundations of our discipline.
Close relationships with professional organizations provide you with valuable practicum and internship experiences through onsite placements. The Department's excellent reputation in professional communities also facilitates your employability.
Psychology ClinicThe UDM Psychology Clinic provides both a valuable community resource, serving approximately 300 individuals annually, and a clinical experience for our doctoral students under the supervision of licensed specialists.
Graduate and Undergraduate
Honor Society in Psychology
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|Doctor of Philosophy|
|Master of Arts|
|Bachelor of Arts|
Major or Minor in Psychology
The Psychology department offers three options for students who wish to major in Psychology. Regardless of the option selected, all psychology majors are required to take both a common core of courses and the courses which are particular to the focus selected.
The Psychology Department also offers four graduate programs leading to advanced degrees or specialist certificate, preparing psychologists for professional practice. These programs are
- the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program,
- the School Psychology Specialist Certificate Program,
- the Clinical Psychology M.A. Program,
- and the Industrial/Organizational Psychology M.A. Program.
Each of these programs provides graduates with the fundamental knowledge and applied skills to enter professional practice in their respective specialized areas. Dissertation, thesis, and specialist-project research train students in the scientific foundations of our discipline.
|Steven Abell||Elizabeth Hill|
|Kristen Abraham||Douglas Macdonald|
|Libby Balter Blume||Judy McCown|
|Victor Barry Dauphin||Cheryl Munday|
|Sharla Fasko||Linda Slowik|
|Sara Golomb||Margaret Stack|
|Harold Greene||Carol Weisfeld|
|Erin Henze||Kathleen Zimmerman-Oster|
Are you sad or depressed? Nervous or confused? Have you been through a divorce, lost your job or had a loved one die? These feelings are normal, but when they start to change your behavior, mood or ability to do your job, you may need help to get through this. Quality guidance you can afford is here at the UDM Psychology Clinic. We care about you and promise to treat you with dignity and respect.
UDM Psychology Clinic counseling services can help you cope with:
- Emotional issues like low self-esteem, depression or grief.
- Big life changes like job loss or living on your own.
- Recent stress like loss of a loved one, divorce or major illness.
- Relationship issues such as marital problems, parenting children and teens or conflicts with your boss or coworkers.
We can also help you with psychological testing and assessment services that:
- Sort out emotional concerns.
- Resolve trouble paying attention.
- Determine if your child is ready for school, has a learning problem or is gifted.
- Understand feelings that create anxiety about doing well at school or work.
The Psychology Clinic is for UDM students, staff and the community. Fees are based on your ability to pay. We do not accept insurance. Your sessions are completely confidential. We are here for you so that you can do great things.
UDM Psychology Clinic
Reno Hall, First Floor
4001 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221
Phone: 313-578-0570 (call for appointments)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
In the event of an emergency, go to the nearest hospital emergency room or Psychiatric Department or contact:
Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline:
Detroit Police Department 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 313-833-1660
University of Detroit Mercy Police, Fire, and Medical: 313-993-1123
Psychological Testing and Assessment
- Emotional concerns
- Behavioral problems
- Intellectual functioning and school achievement
- Learning disabilities
- Attention deficits
- Developmental disabilities
- Individual psychotherapy
- Couples/Marital therapy
- Parenting skills and parenting guidance
Client fees are based on a sliding scale according to ability to pay and household income. The Psychology Clinic does not participate with Medicare, Medicaid or insurance companies. Full payment is requested at the time of service.
The Psychology Clinic serves children age 3 and older, adolescents and adults. Arrangements will be made to assist persons with physical disabilities. Services will be provided regardless of the client's race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.
The University of Detroit Mercy Psychology Clinic promotes the mental health and well being of the university and metropolitan communities through provision of quality psychological services and through a commitment to professional leadership, education and training and compassionate service.
We envision a vibrant, community-oriented, university-based center that offers a comprehensive range of services to children, adolescents and adults; provides progressive education and training in professional psychology; and promotes scholarship and research in an urban context.
- Commitment to the highest standards of personal and professional ethics.
- Respect for individual differences and the dignity of all people.
- Equal access to affordable, scientifically informed, clinically effective services.
- Preparation of highly qualified, dedicated professional psychologists.
- Recognition of inner emotions, significant relationships and experiences unique to each individual.
- Individualized and human-centered services designed to address the needs and well-being of the whole person.
Every part of your interaction with the UDM Psychology Clinic is kept confidential. This includes your appointments, sessions, assessments, testing, outcomes and records. Your information is protected under state and Federal law.
If you would like more information on our confidentiality and privacy practices, please read the items below:
- Notice of Privacy Practices to Protect Your Health Information - HIPAA (pdf)
- Consent to Evaluation, Treatment and/or Assessment (pdf)
Psychology Clinic Diversity Statement
The Psychology Clinic honors diversity and adheres to the highest ethical standards for practicing multicultural competence. The Psychology Clinic is an emotionally safe and respectful environment for all community members. We strive to create an environment in which the uniqueness of each person is valued, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect without regard to race, gender, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability, religion, culture or sexual orientation.
The UDM Psychology Clinic administrative staff includes the director, administrative assistant and graduate student directors enrolled in our accredited clinical psychology doctoral program.
- Clinic Director: Cheryl Munday, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Psychology Department
- Clinic Manager/Administrative Assistant : Lynn McLean , B.A.
- Student Clinic Director: Ahmar Zaman, B.S.
- Student Assessment Director: Dennis Apker, M.A.
- Student Research Director: Mellisa Boyle, M.S., L.L.P.
All clinical services are supervised by fully licensed psychologists, including University of Detroit Mercy faculty who are practicing in the greater Detroit area.
|Supervisors for Children's Services|
|B. Kay Campbell, Ph.D||Susan Orbach, Ph.D.|
|Bradley Carroll, Ph.D.||John Porcerelli, Ph.D.|
|Barry Dauphin, Ph.D.||Ira Schaer, Ph.D.|
|Bernadette Kovach, Ph.D.||Michael Shulman, Ph.D.|
|Cheryl Munday, Ph.D.||Raymond Vasser, Ph.D|
|Jacquelyn Oliphant, Ph.D.|
|Supervisors for Adolescents' Services|
|Kristen Beesley, Ph.D.||Susan Orbach, Ph.D.|
|Barry Dauphin, Ph.D.||John Porcerelli, Ph.D.|
|Terrance Filter, Ph.D.
|Susan Orbach, Ph.D.|
|Steven Hanley, Ph.D.||Ira Schaer, Ph.D.|
|Bethann Kalt, Ph.D.||John Porcerelli, Ph.D.|
|Bernadette Kovach, Ph.D.||Michael Shulman, Ph.D.|
|Cheryl Munday, Ph.D..||Walter Sobota, Ph.D.|
|Jacquelyn Oliphant, Ph.D.||Raymond Vasser, Ph.D.|
|Supervisors for Adults' Services|
|Kristen Beesley, Ph.D.||Leslie McNamara, Ph.D.|
|Jesse Bell, Ph.D.||Gordon MacKinnon, Ph.D|
|Daniel Blake, Ph.D.||James Maher, Ph.D.
|Nick Boneff, Ph.D.||Kathleen Moore, Ph.D.|
|David Dietrich, Ph.D.||Cheryl Munday, Ph.D.|
|Terrance Filter, Ph.D.
|Jacquelyn Oliphant, Ph.D.|
|Maxine Grumet, Ph.D.||Susan Orbach, Ph.D..|
|Steven Hanley, Ph.D.
|Patricia Plopa, Ph.D.|
|Deborah Harms, Ph.D.||John Porcerelli, Ph.D|
|Joel Harms, Ph.D.||Mary Pruneau, Ph.D.|
|Bethann Kalt, Ph.D.||Michael Shulman, Ph.D|
|Paula Christian-Kliger, Ph.D.
|Walter Sobota, Ph.D.|
|Bernadette Kovach, Ph.D.||Ekaterina Vaysberg, Ph.D.|
|Nancy Kulish, Ph.D.||Wendy Yost, Ph.D.|
|Lynn Kuttnauer, Ph.D.|
|Supervisor for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy|
|Wendy Yost, Ph.D.|
|Supervisors for Assessments|
|Dennis Ortman, Ph.D.
|Margaret Stack, Ph.D.|
|Douglas Park, Ph.D.|
|Supervisors for Couples Therapy|
|Daniel Blake, Ph.D.||Patricia Plopa, Ph.D.|
|Thomas A. Cappas, Ph.D.||John Porcerelli, Ph.D.|
|Supervisor for Organizational Consultation
|Paula Christian-Kliger, Ph.D.
|Supervisors for Group Therapy
|Jesse Bell, Ph.D||Ekaterina Vaysberg, Ph.D|
|Lawrence Kron, Ph.D.
The UDM Psychology Clinic enhances the mental health and well-being of the university and metropolitan communities. Community outreach activities and events ensure greater access to mental health services, facilitate prevention programs and promote public understanding of mental health issues and available services.When events are scheduled, they will be listed here. Please check back.
The UDM Psychology Clinic partners with other university and community organizations to provide specialty services and to increase services for those in need:
- University of Detroit Mercy Athletic Department
- Psychological assessment for NCAA compliance
- Sports Psychology consultation and individual services
- University of Detroit Mercy School of Law - Immigration Clinic
- Psychological assessment for individuals seeking asylum
- Individual services by referral of legal staff
Free, lighted secure parking available at the UDM Psychology Clinic.
If you would like to find the route to the clinic via public transit, go to:
From a Personal Vehicle
- Northbound John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10): Exit at Livernois. Turn right onto Livernois. The University is north two lights on the right.
- Southbound John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10): Exit at Livernois. Turn left onto Livernois. The University is north two lights on the right.
- Northbound I-75: Exit at Davison Freeway. Take Davison to northbound John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10). Exit at Livernois. Turn right onto Livernois. The University is north two lights on the right.
- Southbound I-75: Exit at Eight Mile. Turn right onto Eight Mile Road. Proceed west to Livernois. Follow Livernois south to University.
- Westbound I-94 or Eastbound I-94: Exit John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) North. Exit at Livernois. Turn right onto Livernois. The University is north two lights on the right.
- Westbound I-696 to I-75 South: Exit at Eight Mile. Turn right onto Eight Mile Road. Proceed west to Livernois. Follow Livernois south to University.
- Eastbound I-696 to John C. Lodge (M-10) South: Exit at Livernois. Turn left onto Livernois. The University is north two lights on the right.
Need More Information BEFORE You Apply?
If you would like more information about UDM's Psychology programs, please use our contact form or email the program directors listed on the program pages:
Are You Ready to Apply?
To apply, please go to the UDM Admissions page:
Because our apply page needs to accommodate all of our applicants in the disciplines that UDM offers, it may seem a bit confusing at first. To help you navigate the admissions process, we encourage you to communicate with an admissions counselor by phone at 800-635-5020 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.