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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Clinical Psychology M.A.

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The Clinical Psychology program prepares students to work in the mental health field and includes theoretical training and practical experience in psychological assessment and intervention. Graduates of the plan regularly meet the requirements for licensure as Professional Counselors and/or Psychological Associates.

Prerequisites (15 hours)

In addition to the courses listed below an additional nine hours of undergraduate upper-level psychology is required. 

Coursework in Personality Psychology and Developmental Psychology are recommended.

PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 4351 Abnormal Psychology
Credit Hours: 3

Degree Requirements

A number of courses below are prerequisite requirements and are restricted to students admitted into a Professional Psychology plan. See the Course Roster for information about prerequisite requirements; see also the prerequisite section below on restricted courses. 

Core Requirements (21 hours)
PSYC 5031 Human Growth and Development
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5235 Learning Principles
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5734 Ethics, Law, and Professional Consultation
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6036 Advanced Nonexperimental Methods and Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6037 Advanced Experimental Methods and Statistics
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6134 Biological Basis of Behavior
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6531 Psychopathology
Credit Hours: 3
Sociocultural Elective (3 hours)

Choose ONE of the following courses. 

For PSYC 5437 , the following may be substituted: SOCI 5437

PSYC 5136 Multicultural Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5437 Aging
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5533 Psychology of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5535 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Family
Credit Hours: 3
Assessment Requirements (6 hours)
Choose TWO of the following courses.
PSYC 6031 Behavioral Assessment
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6032 Intellectual Assessment
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6033 Personality Assessment
Credit Hours: 3
Therapy Requirements (12 hours)
PSYC 5231 Psychotherapy: Theory and Research
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5731 Psychotherapy Skills and Professional Orientation
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5239 Group Psychotherapy
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6235 Behavioral/Cognitive Therapies
Credit Hours: 3
Therapy Electives (6 hours)
Choose TWO of the following courses.
PSYC 5138 Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapies
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5233 Introduction to Family Therapy
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5630 Behavioral Family Systems
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5735 Anxiety and Stress Management
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5736 Behavioral Medicine
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 5835 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Addictions
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6534 Couples and Sex Therapy
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6337 Development and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Credit Hours: 3

Additional Information

Other courses may be substituted with the consent of the student's adviser. 
Free Elective (3 hours)

PSYC 5335 is needed for LPC requirements.

PSYC 6939  or a third class listed under Therapy Electives can be taken in place of this free elective.

PSYC 5335 Career Counseling
Credit Hours: 3
Supervised Clinical Experience (12 hours)
 For each option, complete a total of 6 hours. 
PSYC 6038 Clinical Practicum
Credit Hours: 3
PSYC 6636 Clinical Internship
Credit Hours: 3