Courses

Courses

The M.A. in Applied Clinical Psychology requires 48 credits of course work. Included in the core courses are 100 hours of clinical practicum, 600 hours of supervised internship experience, and a master’s research paper.

Psychology Core Courses

Psychology Core Courses (23 credits) provide a foundation in professional ethics, individual differences and cultural diversity, the scientific bases of behavior, and scientific research skills. These courses are intended to facilitate the development of an awareness of the context in which clients live and in which interventions must work.

  • PSYC 500 ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING (3). Prerequisite: admission to the Applied Clinical Psychology or Applied Psychological Research programs
  • PSYC 501 CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN PSYCHOLOGY (3). Prerequisite: admission to the Applied Clinical Psychology or Applied Psychological Research programs
  • PSYC 502 APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)
  • PSYC 520 RESEARCH METHODS (4). Prerequisite: admission to the Applied Clinical Psychology or Applied Psychological Research programs
  • PSYC 521 STATISTICS (4). Prerequisites: PSYC 520, admission to program, satisfactory performance on a statistics proficiency exam
  • PSYC 524 BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF BEHAVIOR (3). Prerequisite: admission to the Applied Clinical Psychology or Applied Psychological Research programs
  • PSYC 530 RESEARCH PAPER (3). Prerequisites: PSYC 520, 521, and permission of the program

Clinical Core Courses

Clinical Core Courses (25 credits) provide a general background in clinical diagnosis, assessment, and interventions with appropriate supervised experience to allow students to develop the clinical skills appropriate for master's level practitioners.

  • PSYC 510 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3)
  • PSYC 517 PSYCHOPATHOLOGY (3). Prerequisite: admission to the program
  • PSYC 518 INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING (3). Prerequisite: admission to the program
  • PSYC 519 THEORIES AND MODELS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (3). Prerequisites:  PSYC 518, and admission to the program
  • PSYC 540 GROUP INTERVENTIONS (3). Prerequisites: PSYC 518, and admission to the program
  • PSYC 571 TESTS AND MEASUREMENT (3). Prerequisite: admission to the program
  • PSYC 595A CLINICAL PRACTICUM (1). Prerequisites: PSYC 500, 517, 518, and 519; and professional liability insurance
  • PSYC 595B CLINICAL INTERNSHIP (6). Prerequisites: PSYC 595A, and professional liability insurance

Additional Courses in Psychology

  • PSYC 514 PREVENTIVE PSYCHOLOGY (3). Prerequisite: admission to program
  • PSYC 515 CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3). Prerequisite: admission to the program
  • PSYC 516 CHILD HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (3). Prerequisite: admission to the program
  • PSYC 525 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY (3). Prerequisite: admission to the program
  • PSYC 526 BEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3). Prerequisite: admission to the program
  • PSYC 535 BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT (3)
  • PSYC 572 NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT (3). Prerequisite: PSYC 524, 571
  • PSYC 594 RESEARCH TOPICS (1-18)

For a complete list of courses with descriptions and prerequisites, visit the Whitebook.


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