Clinical/Counseling Psychology Minor (Adult Populations)

The Clinical/Counseling Minor (Adult Populations) is appropriate for individuals planning careers in Psychology (Clinical/Counseling), Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or any other field tied to the provision of mental health services. A minor in clinical/counseling psychology is useful for individuals interested in providing therapeutic services to a variety of client populations. Whereas some opportunities directly related to psychology do exist for bachelor’s degree holders (e.g., assistants in rehabilitation centers, or in other jobs involving data collection and analysis), attaining an advanced degree in the field (e.g., Master or Doctorate) leads to a broader array of potential career opportunities. Individuals interested in advanced degrees in psychology have the opportunity to learn psychotherapeutic approaches (e.g., psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, eclectic) to treat a variety of adjustment and mental health problems with various populations (e.g., individual, family, marital, group).
Psychologists apply their knowledge to a wide range of endeavors, including health and human services, management, education, law, and sports. In addition to a variety of work settings, psychologists usually specialize in one of a number of different areas.

For more information about this minor, contact Dr. Neva Sanders in the Psychology Department.

Minor

PSY 303Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 452Techniques of Counseling3
or PSY 453 Theories of Counseling
Choose four of the following classes12
Personality Psychology
Motivation and Emotion
Cognitive Psychology
Biopsychology of Stress
Assessment in the Behavioral Sciences
Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology
PSY 498Psychology Practicum (clinical/counseling)6