2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) 
    
    Jul 22, 2019  
2018–2019 Walden University Catalog (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling (California Track) - MS in Clinical Psychology


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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

 

 

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 (3 cr.)
  • Core courses (55 cr.)
  • Specialization courses (20 cr.)
  • Practicum (9* cr.)