Courses & Curriculum
To earn the Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment, you must complete 36 credits. The credits consist of 24 credits of coursework and 12 credits of a clinical practicum in a community-based setting.
The curriculum is designed to give you a theoretical foundation in child psychology and prepare you to diagnose and treat mental health disorders in children and adolescents.
When you complete the program, you’ll be able to:
- Diagnose psychosocial difficulties and disorders in children and youth
- Select, tailor and deliver interventions based on evidence-based practices
- Assess and analyze prevention and intervention needs for specific therapeutic or educational contexts
- Implement strategies for successful professional interactions (e.g., mindfulness, effective listening and effective verbal and written communication)
- Understand and be able to apply ethical principles in the delivery of interventions for children and youth
Pathway to Licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor
For those seeking to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), the Master of Arts in Applied Child & Adolescent Psychology: Prevention & Treatment is designed to equip graduates with the foundational competencies to meet licensing requirements.
Full-Time Course Sequence
Late Summer (Intensive)
PSYCAP 510: Conceptual Foundations of Developmental Psychopathology: Risk & Protective Factors
PSYCAP 526: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Parenting Interventions
PSYCAP 514: Child & Adolescent Psychopathology: Assessment & Diagnosis
PSYCAP 524: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: CBT for Anxiety/Trauma-Focused CBT
PSYCAP 518: Ethics & Law in Counseling Settings: Children, Adolescents & Families
PSYCAP 516: Approaches to Child & Adolescent Treatment
PSYCAP 522: Evidence-Based Practices in Counseling Settings: Extreme & Complex Needs
PSYCAP 520: Critical Thinking About Research & Ethics
PSYCAP 512: Social & Emotional Development
PSYCAP 528: Multicultural Issues in Counseling Settings: Children, Adolescents & Families
Select courses may also be available for single course enrollment.