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The Community Behind Community-Clinical Psychology

Release Date:
6/1/2012 9:08 AM
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by Chris Manemeit, Admissions Representative

University of New Haven Community-Clinical Psychology

Do you love psychology? Do you have a desire to help patients in a human-services setting? Our community-clinical psychology program can help you obtain that goal!

The University of New Haven’s community-clinical psychology program offers exhilarating and fascinating courses such as abnormal psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and sensation and perception, among others! These courses will help you gain insight into the human mind to study how and why addictions occur. They will give you an in-depth knowledge of mental disabilities as well as the various avenues and methods of therapy. You will also examine famous cases and trace the roads that pioneers in the field have paved, then bridge the history of experiments and research to modern knowledge and practices!

Our passionate faculty have strong reputations, with some still practicing in their respective fields. Their career experiences give our students the unique opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from psychologists about the world of community-clinical psychology. Our esteemed educators also host colleagues from the field to give guest lectures, adding to the breadth of knowledge and experience our students gain. These lectures will not only confirm an interest in the field but give you a direct perspective about what it is like to work in a community-clinical psychology setting.

Want to participate in the field as an undergraduate? Join us at UNH! Students not only participate in research but also conduct exciting studies on topics of their choice. Past experiments have examined differences in the spatial-recognition abilities of men and women, the social effects of alcohol abuse, and image development in the artistic community! By participating in and conducting these experiments, students learn how to create and test a hypothesis, maintain participant anonymity, draw a statistical result, and use the results for further research or to develop conclusions.

Graduates from our community-clinical program go on to work in victim services, mental health centers, drug/alcohol abuse centers, and correction centers. Jobs include residential counselor, probation officer, mental health aide, and crisis intervention counselor, among many others. For students interested in becoming clinical practitioners, our degree is also a wonderful stepping stone to a master’s degree or doctorate in psychology. Students who excel in these fields have a strong willingness to help others, can show patience, care, and understanding, and have a strong sense of responsibility and time management skills.

Think you have what it takes? Find some more great information online at www.newhaven.edu/4627.