MA in Clinical Psychology w/ conc. Child/Adolescent Psychology

Overview

The Child/Adolescent Psychology concentration within the MA program in Clinical Psychology provides students with foundational-level training in clinical psychology, with a focus on clinical child psychology. Students in the child/adolescent concentration learn about the unique psychological needs of children and adolescents, as well as developmental considerations in psychopathology, assessment, and treatment, including the role of family and social contexts. This concentration is designed to prepare students for MA-level clinical positions in mental health settings, particularly those that serve children and families (e.g., community mental health agencies, care management organizations) and do not require licensure. Students may also seek positions as clinical research assistant and coordinators, as well as pursue doctoral-level study.

Curriculum 

Students must complete 36 credits, to be earned by satisfying the following requirements:

Course Name

Course Number

Credits

Multicultural Psychology

PSYC 506

3

Research Methods

PSYC 510

3

Developmental Psychology

PSYC 561

3

Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 565

3

Cognitive Assessment

PSYC 574

3

Clinical Assessment

PSYC 575

3

Psychometrics

PSYC 578

3

Evidence-Based Interventions

PSYC 670

3

Ethics and Professional Issues

PSYC 678

3

Family Systems and Therapy

PSYC 679

3

Externship in Clinical Psychology

PSYC 680

6*

 

 

Total = 36 credits

*Students must enroll in PSYC 680 twice in the same academic year (fall and spring)

You may find descriptions of all courses here. Please note that the above curriculum reflects minor revisions pending MSU approval.

Most students complete the MA program in two years of full-time study, if entering in the fall semester (2.5 years if entering in spring). Please note that students must complete all coursework (aside from PSYC 510) prior to enrolling in PSYC 680. 

If you have any questions about this program, please email gradclinical@montclair.edu.