Psychology with Clinical Concentration, Master of Science (MS)
The clinical concentration is designed for students who are interested in becoming master’s-level mental health providers in private practice, mental health centers, hospitals or social service agencies, or who are pursuing pre-doctoral studies to support application to doctoral programs in clinical or counseling psychology.
Note: students must successfully complete PSYC 503, PSYC 522, PSYC 534, PSYC 537, PSYC 539 during the first three quarters of enrollment in order to continue in the program without a significant delay or required remediation plan during the second year of study.
|PSYC 503||PROSEMINAR: SCIENTIFIC METHODS||4|
|PSYC 522||ADVANCED STATISTICS||5|
|PSYC 534||HUMAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGY||4|
|PSYC 537||ADVANCED PSYCHOPATHOLOGY||4|
|PSYC 539||SEMINAR IN SPECIAL TOPICS (variable credit)||2|
|PSYC 586||PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS||1|
|PSYC 600||THESIS (variable credit)||6|
|or PSYC 601||RESEARCH REPORT|
|PSYC 694||PRACTICUM (variable credit–must be repeated)||18|
|Required Clinical Concentration Courses|
|PSYC 504||PROSEMINAR: LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR THERAPY||4|
|PSYC 508||PROFESSIONAL ISSUES||2|
|PSYC 551||FOUNDATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY||5|
|PSYC 554||COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT||4|
|PSYC 555||CLINICAL PRACTICE IN COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT||3|
|PSYC 556||PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT||5|
|PSYC 591||ADVANCED PSYCHOTHERAPY STRATEGIES||3|
|Required Electives–chosen with an advisor in accord with the following elective course guidelines.||12|
1. 400 level or graduate courses within psychology and related fields
2. specific emphases such as alcohol and drug studies, interdisciplinary aging, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents, school psych issues, behavioral health, psychology of women, computerized research and analysis, positive psychology, business, children's studies, technical writing, etc.
3. specific courses of interest to the student in related relevant departments (e.g. PSYC, SOWK)
4. EWU weekend college courses
- be familiar with the historical context in which important theories in psychology were developed;
- comprehend the discourse of psychology and communicate using the conventions of the discipline;
- develop expertise in the broad science of psychology, including advanced knowledge in research methods, statistics, biological psychology, multicultural issues, history and systems of psychology, and human learning;
- gather information from many sources and present persuasive arguments, learn the primary ethical principles of psychologists and recognize basic ethical issues and violations and be guided accordingly;
- pose research questions and devise research strategies to answer them, including the use of quantitative or qualitative methods.