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Applied Clinical Psychology

Applied Clinical Psychology

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Applied Clinical Psychology

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  1. Applied Clinical Psychology Penn State Harrisburg Graduate education in clinical and health psychology Professional training in clinical, forensic and health psychology Program began in Fall of 1994 New program began Fall of 2001

  2. Applied Clinical Psychology Penn State Harrisburg Program faculty

  3. Professional Skill Development • Psychotherapy • Psychological assessment • Behavior therapy • Preventive program development • Research skills

  4. Distinguished Faculty • Nationally recognized scholars • Michael A. Becker, Ph.D. • Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D. • Thomas G. Bowers, Ph.D. • Barbara A. Bremer, Ph.D. • Heather Cecil, Ph.D. • Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D. • Helen M. Hendy, Ph.D. • Laura Ferrer-Wreder, Ph.D. • Senel Poyrazli, Ph.D. • Kimberly A. Schreck, Ph.D.

  5. Affliliate, Adjunct and Associated Faculty • John Stevens Backels, Ph.D. • Marsali Hansen, Ph.D. • Jeffery Pincus, Ph.D.

  6. Research Interests • Dr. Michael A. Becker • Program Coordinator • Social Psychologist • Interpersonal social behavior • Attraction and romantic relationships • Statistical and data analysis

  7. Research Interests • Dr. Jacqueline M. Bichsel • Cognitive psychologist • Visual memory • Imagery • Cognition and aging • Multivariate statistical methods

  8. Research Interests • Dr. Thomas G. Bowers • Clinical Psychologist • Attention disorders and learning disorders • Brain-behavioral relationships • Neuropsychology • Addictive behaviors

  9. Research Interests • Dr. Barbara A. Bremer • Health Psychologist • Memory functions in dialysis and transplant patients • Medical treatment and chronic illness • Quality of life and chronic illness • Breast cancer treatment and recovery

  10. Research Interests • Dr. Heather Cecil • Adolescent health behaviors • Human sexual behavior • Prevention of HIV, STD and unplanned pregnancy • Research methodology and psychometrics

  11. Research Interests • Dr. Laura Ferrer-Wreder • Cross-cultural research • Prevention research for at risk youth • Peer-parent relationships, gender and ethnicity in prevention programming • Alcohol use and antisocial behavior for adolescents

  12. Research Interests • Dr. Richard M. Foxx • Clinical Psychologist • Pediatric and developmental psychology • Management of aggressive behavior • Behavior management

  13. Research Interests • Dr. Senel Poyrazli • Counseling psychologist • Relationship between ethnic identity, social support, acculturative stress • Interpersonal aspects of counseling • Adjustment of adolescents, college students and war veterans

  14. Research Interests • Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck • Child Clinical Psychologist • Autism • Assessment of children • Behavioral interventions with children • Mental retardation • Sleep disorders in children

  15. Admission Requirements • GPA of 3.0 or above (last two years) • Statistics completed (B or above) • Research methods (B or above) • 18 credits in psychology • Three letters of recommendation • GRE scores

  16. Admission Requirements • Promising candidates will be interviewed by two faculty members • Fall and Spring admission

  17. Examples of Program Schedule • Fall Semester – First Year • Psychopathology • Acquiring Cultural Competency • Ethics and Professional Issues • Interviewing and Counseling Sills

  18. Typical Program Schedule • Spring Semester – First Year • Clinical Health Psychology • Advanced Statistics • Tests and Measurements • Biological Basis

  19. Typical Program Schedule • Summer Session First Year • Group Interventions • Applied Social Psychology

  20. Typical Program Schedule • Fall Semester – Second Year • Practicum • Concentration Courses • Psychotherapy • Advanced Research Methods

  21. Typical Program Schedule • Spring Semester – Second Year • Internship • Electives • Master’s paper • Graduation!

  22. Psychology Core Courses • Psyc 500 Ethics and Professional Practice • Psyc 501 Cultural Competency • Psyc 502 Applied Social Psychology • Psyc 524 Biological Basis of Behavior • Psyc 520 Advanced Research Methods • Psyc 521 Advanced Statistics • Psyc 530 Master’s Research Project

  23. Clinical Core Courses • Psyc 517 Psychopathology • Psyc 518 Interviewing and Counseling Skills • Psyc 519 Theories and Models of Psychotherapy • Psyc 540 Group Interventions • Psyc 571 Tests & Measurement • Psyc 595 Clinical Internship

  24. Elective Coursework • Select nine credits in one concentration

  25. Clinical Concentration • Psyc 409 Child Behavior Disorders • Psyc 535 Behavior Management • Psyc 572 Neuropsychological Assessment

  26. Forensic Concentration • Psyc 525 Forensic Psychology • Psyc 526 Behavioral Systems in Criminal Justice • Crim J 403 Juvenile Law and Justice

  27. Health Psychology • Psyc 514 Prevention Psychology • Psyc 515 Clinical Health Psychology • Psyc 516 Child Health Psychology

  28. Applied Psychological Research Program • Focuses on development of research skills with the context of training in the discipline of psychology • 29 required credits, 6 credits of electives

  29. Requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor • Coursework in 5 of 8 areas • 1. Human growth and development • 2. Social & cultural foundations • 3. Helping relationships • 4. Group work • 5. Career & lifestyle development • 6. Appraisal • 7. Research • 8. Professional orientation

  30. Requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor • Requires supervised clinical instruction • Practicum – 100 hours • Internship – 600 hours