MA in Clinical Psychology

United States International University

Program Description

MA in Clinical Psychology

United States International University

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

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Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
Duration
Duration
6 semesters
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
11,100 USD
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Deadline
Start date Jan. 2017
Place
Kenya Nairobi
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Duration 6 semesters
Price 11,100 USD