Focus on the intellectual, emotional, and biological aspects of human behavior and learn to foster psychological health in individuals, families, groups, and organizations.
Advance your career by studying current theory and practices associated with major human behavior. In Walden’s clinical psychology graduate program, you will be positioned to work with diverse individuals in a broad range of settings, including healthcare, education, government, and business environments. Coursework in this clinical psychology master’s program offers an excellent foundation for pursuing clinical psychology and applying theory and research as a clinical psychology professional.
For international students who may need a master’s degree to practice psychology in their home countries, Walden’s MS in Clinical Psychology provides the opportunity to become practitioners without requiring a U.S.-based residency requirement. For both international and U.S.-based students, supervised field practicum provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and make a difference in their own communities.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Describe the foundations of psychology.
- Synthesize psychological theory and research to apply in real-world situations in clinical settings.
- Interpret psychological theory and research.
- Describe psychological theory, research, and practice from a multicultural and/or global perspective.
- Apply psychological theory, research, and practice to scholarly and/or professional activities that promote positive social change.
- Use a framework of evidence-based practice to develop constructive working relationships with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.
- Demonstrate an appropriate and professional demeanor with clients, supervisors, instructors, and colleagues.
Additional Learning Outcomes for the Counseling Specialization
- Utilize critical thinking and apply relevant ethical codes (e.g., APA, ACA) to decision making with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
- 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.
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