To offer mental health providers a unique doctoral education integrating psychodynamic, neurobiological, and trauma-informed perspectives and prepare them with competency in theory, skills, technique, and professionalism to more effectively serve mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families from a position of cultural humility, equity, and inclusion to make a difference in their lives.
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For over 70 years, Reiss-Davis has provided education
and training to mental health professionals serving the
mental health needs of children, adolescents and their
families in Los Angeles. Following this commitment, in
2009 Reiss-Davis began offering doctoral education
with the merger of The Graduate Center for Child
Development and Psychology, now The Reiss-Davis
Graduate School. With the support of parent agency
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, Reiss-Davis
continues to further the legacy of helping children and
their families to live happier, more fulfilled lives.
Is RDGS Right
Reiss-Davis Graduate School (RDGS) education programs provide a unique psychodynamic, neurobiological, and trauma-informed (PNT) perspective optimized for child, adolescent, and family diagnostics and psychotherapy.
If you are a mental health provider seeking an affordable and accessible PsyD program to improve your practice and sharpen your clinical skills, then RDGS is right for you.
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Connect with Us
Saturdays at the
Reiss-Greenberg Chair Event
Since 2004 we have selected a living pioneer in the field of infant, child or adolescent mental health to honor, and bring to the Vista Del Mar campus to present on their latest research.Learn More
Post Graduate Fellowship Program
Reiss-Davis offers 2 Post Doctoral Fellowship programs; the Clinical Psychology/ Social Work Fellowship and the Psycho-Educational Diagnostic Testing Service Fellowship.Learn More