Clinical/Counseling Psychology is an option in the Master of Science in Applied Psychology program. The option is designed to provide training in clinical/counseling psychology leading to employment in human service agencies, hospitals, or similar settings. Consistent with this purpose, the program involves training in assessment and diagnosis, therapy, community intervention, and research. Students may also use the program as preparation for doctoral-level study; those students must conduct extracurricular research in a faculty member’s lab in order to be a competitive doctoral candidate.
Students must apply to be admitted to the program. While courses are offered during afternoon and evening hours, practicum experiences must occur during the day. Courses offer a blend of classroom activities and experiential training designed to acquaint students with both theory and practical applications of psychological knowledge. The typical course of study is a minimum of 51 credit hours, spanning 2-1/2 years. Students make take additional courses as needed for additional training or for licensure in other states. Graduates are eligible to apply for LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) licensure in South Carolina, with the ability to “assess and treat serious problems,” as defined in standard diagnostic nomenclature. For more information about LPC licensure, students should access the website of the Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors.
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- Experiential training in the program begins with two practicum experiences: Students are placed at a community training site for their first year, then they are placed at a different site for their second year. Students accrue a total of at least 200 hours at their placement sites. In addition, their assessment courses include a total of at least 150 hours of practicum experience.
- The capstone experiential training experience is an internship that occurs after all coursework is completed; during internship, students accrue a minimum of 600 hours of supervised clinical training.
- Click here to download the program models and course descriptions for fall and spring entering classes.
- Click here or scroll to the bottom of this page to view a table illustrating the course sequencing. (PDF document)
- For more detailed information about required coursework, course offerings, program sequencing, practica, and internship, applicants are encouraged to view the appropriate section of the FMU Catalog as well as the 2013-2014 Clinical/Counseling Student Handbook.
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FOR CURRENT CLINICAL/COUNSELING STUDENTS
- Practicum Forms and Logs (MS Word doc) (PDF) (EXCEL version)
- Internship Forms and Logs (MS Word doc) (PDF)
- 2013-2014 Clinical/Counseling Student Handbook
- 2012-2013 Clinical/Counseling Student Handbook
- 2011-2012 Clinical/Counseling Student Handbook
- Link to Time2Track (The access key may be obtained from Dr. Wattles.)