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 coursework 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 advisors, 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:
Career Development Theories and Practices
Introduction to Statistics/Research Methods
Advanced Statistical Methods
Learning And Cognition
Advanced Social Psychology
Psychology Of Personality
Psychotherapy IV: Group Dynamics/Group Interventions
Issues in Autism: Diagnosis and Behavioral Treatments
Psychometrics: Measurement and Evaluation
Psychotherapy I: Cognitive and Behavior Therapy
Multicultural Psychology
Assessment I: Intellectual Assessment
Interpersonal Relationships within Groups
Assessment II: Personality Assessment
Psychotherapy II: Interpersonal and Psychodynamic Theory
Psychology Of Women
Clinical Skills Practicum
Advanced Clinical Practicum 1
Pre-Doctoral Clinical Internship 2
Total Minimum Credits Required12