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Child/Adolescent Psychology Concentration

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.

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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.