Clinical Child and Family Psychology, Graduate Concentration

Offered in: Chicago | Schaumburg

Roosevelt offers both master's and doctoral degrees in psychology: the Master of Arts (MA), the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The MA degrees are in the areas of clinical, clinical (counseling practice) and industrial/organizational psychology (including an option for combined IO MA/MBA); the PsyD is in clinical psychology; and the PhD is in industrial/organizational psychology.

The Concentration in Clinical Child and Family Psychology provides students enrolled in Roosevelt University's MA in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) or the PsyD in Clinical Psychology programs with an opportunity to gain special expertise in working with children.

The Concentration in Clinical Child and Family Psychology complements students' general clinical training, so that upon graduation they will have an advanced understanding of normal and abnormal child development, and will be competent practitioners who can effectively assist children and families.

The knowledge that students gain in their relevant course work will be complemented by the skills they refine during practicum or internship fieldwork. Thus, concentration recipients gain direct experience working with children and families, develop greater empathy to children who experience adversity, and develop career-relevant skills.

Requirements

Students pursuing this concentration choose three electives from the list of courses below. In addition, students complete a two-semester clinical placement that focuses on conducting psychological assessment or psychotherapy with children or families. The clinical placement requirement can be satisfied by any of the six-credit training sequences listed below (the specific course which is most appropriate depends on the program in which the student is enrolled). The director of clinical training can advise students whether a particular training site provides sufficient contact with children and families to fulfill this requirement.

Elective Coursework
Select three of the following:9
CHILD ABUSE/FAMILY VIOLENCE
CHILDREN, PSYCHOLOGY, & LAW
CHILDHOOD/ADOLESCENT SOCIAL SKILLS TRAINING
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
CHILDHOOD/ADOLESCENT ASSESSMENT
CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENT THERAPY
COUPLES AND FAMILY THERAPY
COUPLES & FAMILY COUNSELING
CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
Clinical Placement
Select one of the following sequences:6
MA CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
and MA CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
MA CLINICAL PRACTICUM
and MA CLINICAL PRACTICUM
DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 1
and DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 1
DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 2
and DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 2
DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 3
and DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 3
DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 4
and DOCTORAL CLINICAL PRACTICUM 4
Total Credit Hours15

Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in all of their course work described above to receive the concentration. In addition, only three credits of course work from another university may be applied toward the concentration. Additional courses may be approved by the concentration coordinator as they are offered.