Courses

To earn the Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment, you must complete 48* credits. This consists of 37 credits of coursework and 11 credits of a clinical practicum carried out in a community-based setting. 

*The UW Graduate School is reviewing an increase from 48 to 52 credits for the 2022–2023 academic year.

Course Sequence — Full-Time Students

Summer Quarter (A Term)

PSYCAP 532: Principles of Assessment & Behavior Change
PSYCAP 534: Counseling Skills With Individuals & Families 

Summer Quarter (B Term)

PSYCAP 510: Conceptual Foundations of Developmental Psychopathology: Risk & Protective Factors
PSYCAP 516: Approaches to Child & Adolescent Treatment
PSYCAP 518: Ethics & Law in Clinical Settings: Children, Adolescents & Families

Pre-Fall (Intensive)

PSYCAP 526: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Parenting Interventions
PSYCAP 528: Multicultural Issues in Counseling Settings: Children, Adolescents & Families

Autumn Quarter

PSYCAP 514: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology: Assessment & Diagnosis
PSYCAP 524: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: CBT for Anxiety & Mood Disorders
PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Winter Quarter

PSYCAP 522: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Extreme & Complex Cases
PSYCAP 530: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Trauma-Focused CBT
PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Spring Quarter

PSYCAP 512: Social & Emotional Development
PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Summer Quarter

PSYCAP 520: Critical Thinking About Research (A Term) 
PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Course Sequence — Part-Time Students

Year One

Summer Quarter (A Term)

PSYCAP 532: Principles of Assessment & Behavior Change
PSYCAP 534: Counseling Skills With Individuals & Families

Summer Quarter (B Term)

PSYCAP 510: Conceptual Foundations of Developmental Psychopathology: Risk & Protective Factors
PSYCAP 516: Approaches to Child & Adolescent Treatment

Pre-Fall (Intensive)

PSYCAP 526: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Parenting Interventions

Autumn Quarter

PSYCAP 514: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology: Assessment & Diagnosis
PSYCAP 524: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: CBT for Anxiety & Mood Disorders

Winter Quarter

PSYCAP 522: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Extreme & Complex Cases
PSYCAP 530: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Trauma-Focused CBT

Spring Quarter

PSYCAP 512: Social & Emotional Development

Summer Quarter

PSYCAP 518: Ethics & Law in Clinical Settings: Children, Adolescents & Families (B Term)
PSYCAP 520: Critical Thinking About Research (A Term) 

Year Two

Pre-Fall (Intensive)

PSYCAP 528: Multicultural Issues in Counseling Settings: Children, Adolescents & Families

Autumn Quarter

PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Winter Quarter

PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Spring Quarter

PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment

Summer Quarter

PSYCAP 560: Practicum Course in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment