Producing clinicians that exemplify the clinical-practitioner model
The mission of the Master of Science program in Clinical Psychology is to produce clinicians who exemplify the scientist-practitioner model in the following ways:
1) they demonstrate the practice of psychology.
2) they remain abreast of the contemporary theoretical underpinnings through clinical research and practice and the empirically-validated applications of these theories.
3) they demonstrate competency in exercising research-supported clinical practice.
4) they adhere to the ethical guidelines as outlined by the American Psychological Association.
As part of the program, students have the opportunity to gain practical experience and competency from practica in the department and supervision from the faculty and in community settings that are committed to the training process. The graduate faculty are the foundation to these programs in that they offer a variety of research backgrounds and applied experience which enhances the quality education and training they provide.