MA in Clinical Psychology
The MA in Clinical Psychology program is a practitioner model to promote professional mental health services to individuals, couples, groups, institutions and the society at large. It will provide education and training in professional standards of practice in clinical psychology. Furthermore, international ethical standards are incorporated into the program, to prepare the student for clinical practice in both the public and private domain worldwide.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Utilize empirical research in clinical psychology, including ability to review, synthesize, and write literature reviews and apply APA style of writing.
- Differentiate between the theoretical orientations utilized in Psychotherapy.
- Conduct mental status exams, psychological assessments, genograms, and case conceptualizations, including the use of screening and testing instruments utilized in clinical diagnoses.
- Accurately diagnose the major DSM-IV-TR disorders, including diagnostic criteria, symptoms, and differential diagnoses utilizing the APA five Axes diagnostic system.
- Utilize psychotherapeutic techniques and skills when providing treatment methods and modalities with individuals, couples, families, and in group therapy, including multicultural and special populations.
- Write clinical progress notes, empirically based treatment plans, psychological reports, and case presentations.
- Apply and maintain professional ethics and the law utilizing the standards of practice established by the American Psychological Association (APA), with utmost care to do no harm.
Degree Requirements 60 Units
CORE COURSES 18 Units
PSY 6701 Clinical Psychotherapy
PSY 6702 Cognition and Learnng
PSY 6703 Neuropsychology and Biological Basis of Behavior
PSY 6002 Methods of Research
PSY 6110 Personality and Affect
PSY 6114 Life Cycle Developmental Psychology
SPECIALIZATION COURSES 33 Units
PSY 6220 Professional Ethics and the Law
PSY 6704 Clinical Psychopathology I: Assessment and Diagnoses
PSY 6705 Health Psychology: Substance Use Disorders & Other Chronic Illnesses
PSY 6706 Process of Group Therapy
PSY 6707 Clinical Skills Lab: In Vivo
PSY 6708 Case Conceptualization: Risk Assessment, Crisis Intervention, Partner & Family Violence
PSY 6709 Multicultural Perspectives in Assessment and Treatment
PSY 6710 Clinical Psychopathology II:Case conceptualization and treatment
PSY 6711 Psychological Trauma and Violence: Victims and Perpetrators
PSY 6712 Clinical Research and Statistics
PSY 6713 Clinical Research Practicum & Course Project
CLINICAL PRACTICUM COURSES 9 Units
PSY 6771 Clinical Practicum I* 200 hours
PSY 6772 Clinical Practicum II 200 hours
PSY 6773 Clinical Practicum III 200 hours
Total of 600 hours—Off Campus