University of Texas At Tyler
School of Education and Psychology
M.S. - Clinical Psychology
The Clinical Psychology program provides the opportunity for the student to understand, evaluate, and counsel persons with psychological problems, and to draw upon community resources for assistance in working with these persons. During completion of the 60-hour M.S. degree and approved practica, the student is provided the opportunity to administer psychological tests and use various techniques of counseling and psychotherapy, behavior therapy and biofeedback. Students who complete all requirements in the clinical area, and who become licensed, often work in psychiatric hospitals, in mental health centers, or with doctorate-level psychologists in private practice. Students may complete a general program of study in clinical psychology or may choose one of two specializations described below. The M.S. degree plan fulfills the educational requirements necessary to qualify for the Licensed Psychological Associate licensure from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
The specialization in School Psychology provides the opportunity for the student to evaluate, counsel, prescribe and implement remedial procedures for students with behavioral, intellectual, and emotional problems. Because of the broad scope of this program, graduates may not be limited to employment in school settings. In accordance with state requirements and in relation to the UT Tyler degree plan, the school specialization requires a 36-hour specialization sequence beyond the 30 hours of foundation courses for a total of 66 hours. This specialization fulfills the educational requirements necessary to qualify for the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
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