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The Clinical Psychology program at Western Kentucky University is a 2-year program that follows the scientist/practitioner model of training. It prepares students to be successful performing both research and therapy. The program is practice-oriented, offering a broad foundation for the professional who will render a wide variety of psychological services at the M.A. level. Graduates obtain employment in mental health centers, rehabilitation centers, college counseling centers, and various other mental health agencies. Many graduates choose to pursue further education at the doctoral level and are successful in these endeavors. The program prepares students for the national ASPPB certification examination, required to practice psychology in many states.
Here are some highlights of the program:
Small Classes: Students receive individual attention with a low student/faculty ratio.
Flexibility: Students can select some courses to individually tailor the program to their desires. Students can also complete 60 hours in the program, allowing them to qualify to apply for the Licensed Practicing Psychologist license in the state of Kentucky.
Practicum: Students complete three semesters in our Psychology Training Clinic; two of these will involve performing both assessments and therapy for clients.
Internship: Students complete two semesters at local agencies, including community mental health centers, crisis stabilization units, and the University Counseling and Testing Center.
Breadth of Preparation: Students work with clients across the life-span.
Thesis and Nonthesis Options: Students can opt to take additional courses instead of completing a thesis.
Assistantship: Financial support, including potential out of state tuition waiver, is available on a limited basis.
Faculty: Students have access to a 32-member faculty with specialties in the major areas of Psychology. All members of the clinical faculty are licensed in the area.
Application Deadline: The Clinical Psychology Faculty begins reviewing application materials for Fall admission on March 1 of each calendar year.
Dr. Rick Grieve is the Coordinator of the Clinical Psychology Master's Program. He has additional information on the Clinical Psychology program on his website.