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Community Psychology Concentrations

Concentration in Community-Clinical Services

The community-clinical services concentration prepares students for careers in clinical, mental health, and related human service settings. Direct work with individuals and groups is stressed, as are consultation, social problem analysis, and prevention techniques and strategies.

P 625 Life Span Developmental Psychology
P 628 The Interview
P 629 Introduction to Psychotherapy and Counseling

P 632

P 633

Group Counseling

Family Therapy

P 636

Abnormal Psychology

             Total credits: 12 (Select 4 of 6 courses) 


Concentration in Program Development

The program development concentration prepares students for careers that emphasize the administration of both traditional and non-traditional programs and services. The concentration addresses the planning, development, and evaluation of innovative approaches to treatment and prevention at community, organizational, and social-systems levels in the public and private human service sectors as well as in business and industry.

P 619  Organizational Behavior
P 628  The Interview
PA 602  Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
PA 604 Communities and Social Change

Total Credits: 12



Concentration in Forensic Psychology

The forensic psychology concentration, offered jointly by the Psychology and Criminal Justice Departments, prepares students for careers in the management and care of offenders in forensic settings. In addition, it is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals currently working in law enforcement, the courts, and various community-based treatment and prevention programs.

CJ 623 Mental Health Law
P 656 Abnormal Psychology in Forensic Populations
P 657 Forensic Assessment and Outcome Evaluation
P 658 Forensic Treatment Models
              Total credits: 12