M.A. in Clinical Psychology or Mental Health Counseling
Master’s level Clinical Psychology graduates have a wide range of career opportunities from which to choose. They may work in a variety of employment settings, such as mental health clinics, hospitals, government agencies, rehabilitation centers, residential facilities, outpatient treatment programs, social service agencies, crisis centers, and private practices. In these settings clinicians provide various therapeutic, diagnostic, consultative, educational, and administrative services.
The M.A. program has been designed to train competent professionals to provide an array of psychological services in a variety of settings. The program highlights what is relevant and innovative in the profession of psychology, while paying attention to the personal goals and needs of students. One of our primary objectives is to train students to meet the variety of challenges encountered in the field of psychology through the development of critical thinking skills. With this aim in mind, we have created a teaching environment in which students review and analyze current theories and research findings related to the practice of psychology.
An additional goal is to help students learn to apply academic skills in real-world settings. Course work and field experiences emphasize the refinement of techniques of therapeutic intervention, psychological assessment, and other clinical skills. Practicum experiences are also provided to help students integrate theory and practice.
Students select one of two curriculum tracks: a Clinical Psychology track, or a Mental Health Counselor track (which meets the academic requirements for licensure as a MHC in the state of Indiana).