The Department of Psychology offers a clinical concentration of courses in support of those Saint Joseph's Psychology majors who are interested in pursuing careers in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and related mental health fields. Psychology majors are eligible to take an additional sequencing of courses to gain greater understanding of the field of clinical psychology. The goals of the clinical concentration are:
- To ensure that students take additional courses that graduate programs in clinical psychology require (e.g., Developmental Psychology and Abnormal Psychology).
- To help students better understand the field of clinical psychology and to make informed choices on fit with various types of graduate programs (e.g., social work vs. clinical psychology vs. health psychology) and the type of theoretical orientation the various types of programs provide (e.g., psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, socio-cultural).
- To encourage students to gain some exposure to the clinical psychology profession (e.g., to the tasks clinicians perform and/or to special populations they work with).
Completion of all 6 courses listed below is required to earn the designation of "Clinical Concentration" on your transcript (note: courses with * can double-count towards the psychology major requirements).
- PSY 200* Personality Psychology
- PSY 231* Developmental Psychology
- PSY 232 Abnormal Psychology (pre-requisite for PSY 300 and PSY 301)
- PSY 300 Clinical Psychology
- PSY 301 Psychological Assessment
- PSY 390* Internship
To declare the clinical concentration, complete this form and turn it into Dr. Shih's mailbox (Post Hall 229).