Clinical/Counseling Psychology Minor (Child/Adolescent Populations)

The Clinical/Counseling Minor in Child/Adolescent 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, cognitivebehavioral,
eclectic) to treat a variety of adjustment and mental health problems with various populations.

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


PSY 373Behavior Modification3
PSY 384Child & Adolescent Psychopathology3
PSY 452Techniques of Counseling3
or PSY 453 Theories of Counseling
Choose three of the following9
Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Family Communication
Children, Schools, and the Community
Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
Introduction to School Psychology
Behavior Intervention/Spec Pop
Neurobiology of Childhood Mental Disorders
Psychology Practicum (clinical/counseling)
Total Credits18

Please note that PSY 201 is a prerequisite for PSY 395.