Are there required courses for a Clinical major?
Yes. Clinical majors must take 3 required foundation courses. These courses are Introduction to Clinical Practice, Clinical Practice Intervention and Assessment, and Clinical Practice with Groups. These three courses provide the necessary background for moving into advanced electives.
What advanced electives are offered?
We have numerous advanced electives. Not all are offered each semester. It will be important to check with either faculty in the department or the registrar to learn what is offered each semester. Advanced electives include:
- Clinical Practice with Children
- Clinical Practice with Adolescents in Social Context
- Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Advanced Group Work Practice
- Advanced Clinical Practice with Adults
- Group Dynamics
- Brief and Time-Limited Practice
- Clinical Practice with Older Adults
Am I able to get specialized training in particular areas?
Yes, we offer specialized training in group work and family therapy. In both these specializations, students will choose to concentrate their practice coursework in these areas. In addition, they will attend seminars and may get consultation in these areas of concentration. The students’ second-year placements will be selected to match their area of specialization. Some clinical students also consider a macro sub-specialization.