Azusa Pacific University System
The Clinical Psychology concentration is geared toward those interested in the mental health profession. Students are effectively trained in psychological theory, concepts, and methodology in order to prepare them for a career in the clinical arena. Concentration courses provide the opportunity for practical application and building a critical skill set needed within this profession. Students are prepared for graduate education if the desire is for licensure as a counselor through a master’s in counseling or psychology, as well as prepared for opportunities to work in the social service or mental health industries.
This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:
Survey of the science and practice of clinical psychology, including diagnoses and evaluations, interventions and prevention strategies for use with clinical populations, cultural applications, and ethical issues in the clinical profession. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
An examination of the knowledge, skills, and practices specific to crisis counseling and intervention. Focuses on applying appropriate methods to crisis situations, while considering cultural and ethical issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
An overview of the development of the family system, including functional and dysfunctional family relationships, cultural and spiritual implications. Introduces psychological interventions and techniques which further development and change. Prerequisite: PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology
Examines the diagnosis, analysis, and conflict resolution between individuals and in organizations. Discusses the application of different types of negotiation strategies based on rational and emotional elements in approaching negotiation, cultural contexts, and individual differences.
Pursue graduate education and licensure, or work in the social service or mental health industry in positions requiring counseling and assessment skills, such as residential counselors, intake specialists, etc.
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