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EIU Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Curriculum and Coursework

The clinical training includes a core curriculum which provides a solid foundation in the theory and application of testing, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic interventions. The capstone clinical experience is a one-year internship in an approved setting chosen to crystallize and enhance the trainees' professional interests. Internship sites have included mental health agencies, university counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, family treatment centers with diverse clientele including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, substance abuse treatment centers, and correctional facilities.

The research sequence prepares the student to undertake a quality thesis under the guidance of a faculty sponsor and a thesis committee. A combination of required and elective courses meet the requirements for master's level certification in many states.

Required Courses

Course No.Course NameSemester Hours
PSY 5025 Psychological Assessment I 4
PSY 5026 Psychological Assessment II 3
PSY 5035 Advanced Psychopathology 3
PSY 5040 Psychotherapy 3
PSY 5060 Cognitive Behavior Therapy 3
PSY 5070 Group Psychotherapy 3
PSY 5560 Family Therapy 3
PSY 5710 Research Design and Statistical Analysis I 4
PSY 5711 Research Design and Statistical Analysis II 3
PSY 5890 Practicum 3
PSY 5900 Internship In Clinical Psychology I 6
PSY 5980 Internship In Clinical Psychology II 6
PSY 5950 Thesis 6


Students can select elective courses from the following areas:

PSY 5990 Independent Study Credits: 1-3; Max of 6

Cross-Cultural Psychology (Take One of the Following)
PSY 5400 Psychotherapy with Diverse Populations Credits: 3
PSY 5997 Study Abroad Credits: 6
CSD 5600 Cross-Cultural Counseling Credits: 3

Human Development (Take One of the Following)
PSY 5170 Theories of Learning Credits: 3
PSY 5300 Advanced Child Development Credits: 3
PSY 5500 Child Psychopathology Credits: 3
PSY 5540 Psychological Processes in the Aged Credits: 3
PSY 5970B Clinical Topics in Human Development Credits: 3

Substance Abuse and Dependence
PSY 5970A Substance Related Disorders Credits: 3

Career Counseling
CSD 5920 Career Counseling Credits: 3

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Contact Information

Dr. Wesley D. Allan
Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

Fax: 217-581-6764

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