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Your face-to-face residencies complement online learning so you can gain practical experience to prepare you for client and patient interactions.
Develop psychotherapy skills such as cognitive-behavior therapy and clinical intervention to help others develop healthier and more effective coping skills.
Program coursework provides foundational competencies of the field while also meeting many prerequisites for Capella PhD and PsyD programs to prepare you for advanced training and study.
Licensure experts are available to help support you and offer guidance during your licensure process.
Professionally aligned curriculum is designed around the trends and standards of the field to help prepare you for practice.
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In a Capella online master’s in clinical psychology program, you’ll learn foundational theories and techniques in the field. Our curriculum will also help prepare you for further graduate work toward a PhD or PsyD.
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
This course provides an overview of foundational counseling and psychotherapy theories and research-based practice. Throughout the course, learners examine various schools of therapeutic intervention; their underlying theoretical assumptions; and their historical, cultural, and ethical context, with an emphasis on the application of current theory in a variety of clinical populations.
|5 quarter credits|
Introduction to Psychopathology
In this course, learners examine the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various forms of psychopathology throughout the lifespan. Learners review the etiology of psychopathology; examine theories and research of psychopathology; and explore current methods of psychological interviewing, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Learners also discuss the politics of mental disorders, emerging diagnoses, and ethical and multicultural issues associated with psychopathology.
|5 quarter credits|
This course includes both an online courseroom and a face-to-face residency experience. Learners engage in preparatory online courseroom activities to prepare themselves for the residency experience, during which they explore and practice foundational counseling skills, including establishing the therapeutic alliance, conducting clinical interviews, applying psychotherapeutic techniques, and providing feedback. Learners then engage in a face-to-face residency experience that guides them as they study key professional competencies such as psychological assessment, multicultural responsiveness and diversity principles, and ethics in clinical work. For MS in Clinical Psychology learners only. Prerequisite(s): PSY6090 or PSY6095 or PSY6310 or PSY8310.
|5 quarter credits|
Introduction to Psychological Testing
This course includes both an online courseroom and a face-to-face residency experience. Learners engage in preparatory online courseroom activities to prepare themselves for the residency experience, during which they focus on the common psychological instruments (e.g., psychological tests, checklists, and rating scales) used to assess intelligence, achievement, vocational interests, adaptive and neuropsychological functioning, addiction, and personality traits, and their uses in professional practice. Learners then engage in a face-to-face residency experience that guides them as they study psychological testing instruments appropriate for their level of training and examine effective methods for making referrals to licensed psychologists. Ethical and cultural considerations of testing are embedded throughout the course. For MS in Clinical Psychology learners only. Test kits are required and are available for loan at email@example.com. Prerequisite(s): PSY7610, PSY-R6313. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.
|5 quarter credits|
Ethics and Multicultural Issues in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
This course includes both an online courseroom and a face-to-face residency experience. Learners engage in preparatory online courseroom activities to prepare themselves for the residency experience, during which they analyze multicultural perspectives and factors such as ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender, and their influences on the ethical behavior of psychology professionals. Learners then engage in a face-to-face residency experience that guides them as they evaluate and articulate multicultural issues within the context of different settings and practice applying ethical reasoning principles and standards within their profession. For MS in Clinical Psychology learners only. Prerequisite(s): PSY-R6230.
|5 quarter credits|
Our program features a rigorous combination of online coursework and face-to-face experiences that help you expand on what you’re learning in the courseroom, so you can hit the ground running in the real world.
Enhance the skills you develop in your program coursework through these intensive, onsite experiences with students and faculty.
Apply your skills and knowledge in the field with direct-client contact and supervision.
Our licensure team supports you through the license application process, and is here for you even beyond graduation.
In our master’s in clinical counseling specialization, you’ll gain the skills to:
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our master’s in clinical psychology.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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