Clinical Psychology Concentration

Prepare to become a licensed professional counselor, apply to a nationally recognized doctoral program or provide a range of psychological services to adults and children.

Towson’s clinical psychology program adopts an evidence-based practice model.  Receive training in diagnostic, personality, intellectual assessment, evidence-based case conceptualization and interviewing, empirically supported treatments, ethics and research methods.

You will be prepared to provide psychological services (including assessment, testing, diagnosis, and treatment) to adults and children in hospital and private practice settings; conduct research on causes, consequences, and treatment of psychological disorders; or work in academic settings combining teaching, research, and clinical work. You may become a licensed clinical professional counselor following completion of additional coursework and field placement hours.

The program consists of a minimum of 48 credit hours, including a 500-hour clinical or research internship in the community. You will be prepared to apply for admission to a doctoral program in clinical psychology (both PsyD and PhD), work as a psychometrician or behavioral specialist, or serve as a project director on applied research studies. View admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

Is Clinical Psychology Right for You?

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, consider an advanced degree in this concentration:

  • Am I considering going on for a doctoral degree (either PsyD or PhD) in psychology?
  • Am I interested in working with adult or child clients with serious mental illness (for example, mood disorders; anxiety disorders) or developmental disorders (for example, pervasive developmental disorders)?
  • Am I interested in receiving extensive training in conducting diagnostic, intellectual and academic assessment of children and adults?
  • Am I interested in working in a hospital, private practice, or academic setting? OR Am I interested in a career in applied research?
  • Am I interested in learning how to conduct/consume research as part of my graduate training?

 

Meet the Program Director

Hear from Elizabeth Katz about why this program is right for you.

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