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Clinical and Counseling Concentration

(Bachelor of Science)

The Clinical and Counseling Concentration in the Psychology Major is designed to better meet the needs of students who plan on a career and/or graduate school in the mental health field. The curriculum combines the foundational courses from the psychology major with the core courses from the clinical and counseling area. Coursework examines therapeutic skills, individual and interpersonal functioning, assessment/diagnosis, and various forms of treatment. In addition to coursework, students are required to complete an internship at an approved facility as their senior experience.

The goals of the Clinical & Counseling Concentration in the Psychology Major are to:

  • Prepare students for successful job placement and/or graduate admissions in clinical and counseling psychology.
  • Educate students on basic principles, major theories, significant research findings, current issues, and emerging concepts in the field of mental health. This will include:
    • cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning of individuals
    • identification, assessment and understanding of personality styles, clinical disorders, and barriers to mental wellness
    • therapeutic skills
    • treatment and interventions
    • research methods
    • ethics
    • psychological well-being
    • working with diverse populations from a multicultural perspective
  • Provide students with the opportunity to apply and build on their learning through an approved internship in the community.

For more information about the Clinical & Counseling Concentration, please see our designated department advisors Greg Singer, Shannon Guy, or any of our Clinical and Counseling Psychology Faculty: Dr. Alexis Karris Bachik, Dr. Maureen (Mo) Flynn, Dr. Jovan Hernandez, Dr. Randi Smith.

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