2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling (California Track) - MS in Clinical Psychology

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In this specialization, students discover how clinical psychology training can position them to promote psychological health in individuals, families, groups, and organizations by studying current theory, research, and practices associated with major dysfunctional behavior. This specialization can lead to work in a range of settings, including healthcare and community mental health settings. The coursework offers a foundation for pursuing clinical psychology through doctoral study. Students engage in training with individuals, groups, couples, and families.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the foundations of psychology.
  2. Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations in clinical settings.
  3. Interpret psychological theory and research.
  4. Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
  5. Use a framework of evidence-based practice to develop constructive working relationships with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.
  6. Demonstrate an appropriate and professional demeanor with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.
  7. Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change.
  8. Utilize critical thinking and apply relevant ethical codes (e.g., APA, ACA) to decision making with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing empirically supported models of counseling/therapy (including group; substance abuse; and couples, marriage, and family counseling as well as career counseling) with diverse populations.

Degree Requirements

  • 103 total quarter credits
  • Foundation course (1 cr.)
  • Core courses (75 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (20 cr.)
  • Practicum (9* cr.)