Psychology Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Mental Health in Preparation for Counseling Licensure

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

(*Note: As of Fall 2018, this program is only accepting new students on a limited basis. Admission will be restricted to graduates of the former WCU Clinical Psychology M.A. program.)

This individualized post-master's program, culminating in a certificate, consists of a minimum of 12 credits. The program is tailored to individual students based on their prior master's level course work and their interests. The admissions process includes the development of an individualized, planned course of study designed to allow students to complete course work in areas necessary to be eligible for Pennsylvania licensure as a professional counselor. Students, in close consultation with program advisers, select courses from the current graduate offerings in the Department of Psychology. Courses are selected by examining students' master's degree programs and determining their areas of need, based on the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) criteria, and/or based on students' interests. These courses are as follows:

EDC 556Career Development Theories and Practices3
PSY 601Introduction to Statistics/Research Methods3
PSY 602Advanced Statistical Methods3
PSY 506Learning And Cognition3
PSY 609Advanced Social Psychology3
PSY 512Psychology Of Personality3
PSY 716Psychotherapy IV: Group Dynamics/Group Interventions3
PSY 521Issues in Autism: Diagnosis and Behavioral Treatments3
PSY 524Psychometrics: Measurement and Evaluation3
PSY 710Psychotherapy I: Cognitive and Behavior Therapy3
PSY 540Multicultural Psychology3
PSY 543Psychology of Group Processes3
PSY 720Assessment I: Intellectual Assessment3
PSY 547Interpersonal Relationships within Groups3
PSY 721Assessment II: Personality Assessment3
PSY 712Psychotherapy II: Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory3
PSY 565Psychology Of Women3
PSY 730Clinical Skills Practicum3
PSY 734Advanced Clinical Practicum2-6
PSY 890Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship3-12