Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University - Seattle Campus
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology degree program has been designed to educate and train students to enter a professional career as master’s- level practitioners. Argosy University, Seattle provides for its master’s degree program students an educational program designed to provide the necessary theoretical and clinical elements that will allow them to be effective members of a mental health team. The program introduces students to basic clinical skills that integrate individual and group theoretical foundations of applied psychology into appropriate client interaction and intervention skills.
In addition, the program offers excellent preparation for those considering doctoral study.
Program Learning Objectives
The MA in Clinical Psychology degree program has been designed to educate and train students so that they might either be prepared to enter a doctoral degree program in clinical psychology or enter a professional career as master’s-level practitioners. The program is designed to provide a strong background in theory and to introduce students to basic clinical interventions skills. Students also receive an introduction to scientific methodology and the bases of scientific psychology. Specific goals of the program include:
Goal One: The preparation of professionals who understand the foundations of Clinical Psychology in the history, concepts, and scientific bases of the discipline of psychology.
Goal Two: The preparation of professionals who possess a broad foundation of knowledge and skills in the practice of Clinical Psychology.
Goal Three: The preparation of professionals who demonstrate awareness, knowledge, and skills for competent practice and advocacy regarding diversity issues and commitment to relevant professional ethics and standards.
Eligibility for Licensure
Graduates of the MA in Clinical Psychology degree program may wish to pursue licensure as a Mental Health Counselor. The program curriculum includes courses in each area of study required by the state for master’s-level licensure. Additional post-master’s degree program requirements must be met prior to licensure. For more information and application materials to apply for licensure in the state of Washington, see the Department of Professional Regulation Web site at www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/MentalHealth/licensure.htm.
Master’s-level licensure varies from state to state. Students should determine the requirements for professional licensure in the state they wish to practice. The American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) frequently publish information on issues of importance to professional counselors, including licensure, on their respective Web pages: www.counseling.org and www.nbcc.org.