The Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (SDSU/UCSD) Records (1959-2007) document the creation and development of the clinical psychology joint doctoral degree program. The collection
also includes materials relating to the formation of the Child Abuse Interdisciplinary Training Program of San Diego, technical
reports by Dr. Alan Litrownik and his colleagues, and a small collection of SDSU Department of Psychology materials. While
some materials date as early as 1959 and as late as 2007, the bulk of the collection spans 1974 to 1995. The collection includes
reports, meeting minutes, proposals, thesis abstracts, grant applications, correspondence, syllabi, and promotional materials.
Arranged alphabetically, this collection is divided into five series: Joint Doctoral Program Files (1959-2007), Child Abuse Interdisciplinary Training Program Files (1986-1997), Research Studies and Reports (1978-2006), SDSU Department of Psychology Files (1962-1992), and Psychology Publications (1967-1989).
Plans for a SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in Clinical Psychology first began to germinate in March of 1978, when
a meeting between representatives of the two universities resulted in shared interest in its development. In June 1979, a
proposal was drafted for a joint doctoral program, “A Ph.D. in Social Work” between UCSD and SDSU’s School of Social Work,
in collaboration with SDSU’s Department of Psychology.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.