MS Psychology

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Program Learning Objectives

  • Develop the intrapersonal and interpersonal knowledge and skills required for ethical, efficacious, and culturally responsive clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills conducive to empathic, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with diverse individuals, children, couples, families, and professionals.
  • Demonstrate legal, ethical, and documentation knowledge of marriage and family therapy practice and how to apply these standards to diverse populations and contexts, such as public agencies, schools, and private practice.
  • Conduct evidence-based, culturally responsive core and advanced counseling and psychotherapy skills with diverse individuals, children, couples, and families.
  • Conduct evidence-based, culturally responsive assessment and diagnostic procedures with diverse individuals, children, couples, and families.
  • Conduct evidenced-based, culturally responsive treatment planning, progress notation, and discharge planning with diverse individuals, children, couples, and families.
  • Demonstrate ability to access and utilize research as critical consumers to implement best practices strategies with diverse clients and issues.
Required Courses
PSY 504Psychopharmacology4
PSY 520Marriage & Family Therapy: Professional Identity, Theory and Practice4
PSY 535Child and Adolescent Psychopathology4
PSY 555Counseling & Communication4
PSY 556Multicultural Counseling and Psychology4
PSY 560Individual Therapy: Theory and Application4
PSY 564Ethics and the Law: MF Therapy4
PSY 565Diagnosis and Treatment: Psychopathology4
PSY 566Group Therapy: Theory and Application4
PSY 569Counseling Clinic Practicum (3) (3)6
PSY 571Advanced Family Therapy: Theory and Application4
PSY 572Child and Adolescent Therapy: Theory and Application4
PSY 574Psychological Assessment4
PSY 575Gender and Couple Therapy4
PSY 576Traineeship: Marital and Family Therapy (4) (4) (4) (4)16
PSY 577Community Mental Health: Issues and Practices4
PSY 585Research Methods for Counseling Psychology4
PSY 588Assessment and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders4
Select from the following:4
Thesis 1
Written comprehensive exam and one of the following:
Advanced Psychotherapies
or an approved 400-level PSY course
Total units90