The Delaware Project on Clinical Science Training


Section 3 Supports the Delaware Project on Clinical Science Training: From Intervention Development to Implementation

 The Delaware Project was initiated in October of 2011 during a conference at the University of Delaware involving key individuals in the field, many of whom are active in Division 12’s Section 3 – Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. The Delaware Project aims to redefine psychological clinical science training by integrating research concerned with four key areas of clinical science: (1) basic mechanisms of psychopathology, (2) intervention development, (3) efficacy and effectiveness research, and (4) the science of dissemination and implementation. The Project emerged from the observation by many in the field that current students in the clinical area are not receiving sufficient training to prepare them for the important roles many of these students will assume – roles involved in the four key areas presented above. The overall objective is to advocate training that incorporates many aspects of intervention development and implementation rather than training that is more prescriptive and restrictive in scope. The Delaware Project website ( is interactive and provides more information produced by the initial meeting and subsequent discussions and work groups. It also features a repository for clinical training resources (e.g., exercises, syllabi, measures) that is poised to grow into a very rich set of state-of-the-science resources for training institutions with clinical science missions. Contributions can be made via a submission portal on the website.

Read more about the Delaware Project by accessing a special series of Clinical Psychological Science called ‘Reenvisioning Clinical Science Training” that provides a deeper look into the work accomplished and the work yet to be done by current and future affiliates of the Project.

Clinical Psychological Science Special Series on the Delaware Project

Atkins, M. S., Strauman, T. J., Cyranowski, J. M., & Kolden, G. G. (2014). Reconceptualizing Internship Training Within the Evolving Clinical Science Training Model. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 46-57. doi: 10.1177/2167702613501308

Bower, J. E., Crosswell, A. D., & Slavich, G. M. (2014). Childhood Adversity and Cumulative Life Stress: Risk Factors for Cancer-Related Fatigue. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 108-115. doi: 10.1177/2167702613496243

Kazdin, A. E. (2014a). Clinical Psychological Science Editorial: Elaboration of the Publication Domain and Priorities. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 3-5. doi: 10.1177/2167702613514513

Kazdin, A. E. (2014b). Special Series Introduction: Reenvisioning Clinical Science Training. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 6-7. doi: 10.1177/2167702613512105

Levenson, R. W. (2014). The Future of Clinical Science Training: New Challenges and Opportunities. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 35-45. doi: 10.1177/2167702613499330

Onken, L. S., Carroll, K. M., Shoham, V., Cuthbert, B. N., & Riddle, M. (2014). Reenvisioning Clinical Science: Unifying the Discipline to Improve the Public Health. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 22-34. doi: 10.1177/2167702613497932

Shoham, V., Rohrbaugh, M. J., Onken, L. S., Cuthbert, B. N., Beveridge, R. M., & Fowles, T. R. (2014). Redefining Clinical Science Training: Purpose and Products of the Delaware Project. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 8-21. doi: 10.1177/2167702613497931

Weisz, J. R., Ng, M. Y., & Bearman, S. K. (2014). Odd Couple? Reenvisioning the Relation Between Science and Practice in the Dissemination-Implementation Era. Clinical Psychological Science, 2(1), 58-74. doi: 10.1177/2167702613501307