The Clayton State University Master of Science in Psychology degree program is unique in that it is designed as a terminal or professional master’s degree that combines a heavily applied community-oriented training model with extensive research preparation. The Department of Psychology offers two highly distinctive tracks of study: applied developmental psychology and clinical psychology. Both tracks include field experiences, either in the form of internships or clinical supervision and strive to serve the needs of the broader community.
The Clinical Psychology track will prepare students to be competent, ethical practitioners of psychological services in the community. Students will develop skills in psychological assessment, and in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including individual, family, couples, and group therapy. Students will be able to apply knowledge from various frameworks (e.g., cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic) to a wide variety of psychological problems. The program emphasizes learning to consider the uniqueness of each individual and the influence of culture and ethnicity when providing services to people from diverse backgrounds. Students will be prepared to work in a broad range of mental health settings as well as to pursue doctoral level training in clinical or counseling psychology.
For additional information, please feel free to contact Dr. J. Celeste Walley-Jean (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 678-466-4837.