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Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

 



 

OBJECTIVES

The Master of Science in Clinical Psychology is based on the scientist-practitioner model and is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills to practice clinical psychology and conduct mental health research in Guam and the Micronesian region.  The program will emphasize the social, cultural and political contexts of research, theory, and practice in clinical psychology and encourage students to develop professional skills that are responsive to the unique multicultural communities in this region.  Specific objectives of the program are as follows: 

  • To  prepare  master’s  level  clinical  psychologists  to  provide  professional  services,  including  clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions in the multicultural communities of Guam and the Micronesian region.
  • To prepare master’s level clinical psychologists to conduct research examining mental health issues relevant to Guam and the Micronesian region.
  • To prepare master’s level clinical psychologists for licensure as mental health professionals in Guam and the Micronesian region.
  • To provide master’s level training that establishes the foundation for advanced study in clinical psychology at the doctoral level.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of the MSCP Program, students will demonstrate the following:

  • Competence in the application of a variety of clinical theories in the conceptualization of a wide range of mental health problems in adults, children, and families in the multicultural communities of Guam, Micronesia, and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Competence in conducting a variety of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of a wide range of mental health problems in adults, children, and families in the multicultural communities of Guam, Micronesia, and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Competence in conducting psychological assessments and diagnostic interviews with a wide range of mental health problems in adults, children, and families in the multicultural communities of Guam, Micronesia, and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Competence in conducting clinical research examining mental health issues in the multicultural communities of Guam, Micronesia, and the Asia Pacific region.

 

MEMBERS

  • EHLERT, Michael B., Associate Professor, Psychology
  • SMITH, Kyle D., Professor, Psychology
  • TWADDLE, Iain K. B., Professor, Clinical Psychology and Micronesian Studies

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Degree students must meet the minimum admission requirements expected of all students, as outlined in the Academic Requirements section of this Bulletin. In addition, students must meet the following admission requirements of the Program:

  1. A completed bachelor’s degree in psychology (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may petition to have the minimum GPA requirement waived if they demonstrate exemplary post-degree professional or research experience in the psychology field and meet one of the following criteria:
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher in their major coursework.
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher in their last two years of coursework.
    • Completion of one year (two semesters) of post-degree full-time undergraduate or graduate coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  2. The following undergraduate courses (or their equivalent):
    • MA385   Applied Statistics
    • PY370     Introduction to Clinical Psychology
    • PY420     Abnormal Psychology
    • PY413     Research Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences
    • PY492a  Psychology Practicum: Individual Counseling Skills
    • PY492b  Psychology Practicum: Child, Family, and Group Counseling Skills

  3. A personal statement of no more than 1000 words addressing the following:

    a.  An  autobiographical  sketch  outlining  the   applicant's  personal,  professional,  and   academic experiences that have prepared him/her to pursue graduate training in clinical psychology.
    b.  A discussion of why the applicant is applying specifically to UOG’s Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, highlighting aspects of the program that most attract him/her.
    c.  A description of the research topic the applicant would like to explore in his/her master’s thesis and the academic and/or professional experiences that have prepared him/her to study that topic.

  4. Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in psychological research (e.g., senior honors thesis, research assistantships, research publications, and/or conference presentations) and clinical psychology practice (e.g., undergraduate psychology practica, professional employment, volunteer work).

  5. Because the program focuses on training individuals to provide psychological services in Guam and the Micronesian region, special consideration will be given to applicants with a basic knowledge of Guam and/or Micronesia gained through undergraduate or graduate coursework, research, or professional work experience.   Special consideration will also be given to applicants who demonstrate interest in conducting research and clinical service in the region.

  6. Top candidates will be invited for an interview with at least two of the program faculty.

  7. Non-degree students will be admitted into program courses only by permission of the course instructor and the Clinical Psychology Master’s Program Chair.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Students must complete a total of 52 credit hours, including 46 credits of required courses and 6 credits of thesis.
  2. Students must complete each required course with a grade of B or higher.  Students who receive a grade of C or lower in a required course must petition to be permitted to repeat the course.  Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all graduate coursework.
  3. Students must pass comprehensive written and oral examinations after completion of all required coursework (with the exception of thesis and internship).
  4. Students  must  maintain  the  ethical  principles  of  psychologists  as  outlined  by  the  American Psychological Association in the most recent version of the Ethical Principals of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 20 hours of personal therapy prior to graduation.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS – (52 CREDIT HOURS MINIMUM)

Clinical Psychology Core Course Series: (12 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

PY501

Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in the Practice of

Clinical Psychology

3

PY502

Micronesia and Mental Health

3

PY503

Psychopathology and Psychodiagnosis

3

PY504

Topics in Clinical Psychology

3

 

Research Methods: (6 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

PY511

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology I: Research Design

3

PY512

Research Methods in Clinical Psychology II: Statistics

3

 

Clinical Assessment: (6 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

PY521

Clinical Assessment I: Adult

3

PY522

Clinical Assessment II: Child and Adolescent

3

 

Clinical Interventions: (12 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

PY641

Clinical Intervention I: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

3

PY642

Clinical Intervention II: Child and Adolescent Therapy

3

PY643

Clinical Intervention III: Family Systems Therapy

3

PY644

Clinical Intervention IV: Existential-Humanistic Therapy

3

 

Graduate Practicum: (4 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

PY692a

Graduate Practicum in Clinical Psychology I

1

PY692b

Graduate Practicum in Clinical Psychology II

1

PY692c

Graduate Practicum in Clinical Psychology III

1

PY692d

Graduate Practicum in Clinical Psychology IV

1

 

Internship: (6 credit hours)

Course

Course Title

Credits

PY698a

Internship in Clinical Psychology I

3

PY698b

Internship in Clinical Psychology II

3

 

Thesis: (6 credit hours) 

Course

Course Title

Credits

PY695a

Thesis I

3

PY695b

Thesis II

3

 

TOTAL:  52 CREDIT HOURS

Program Chair

Dr. Iain Twaddle

Professor, Psychology/Micronesian Studies Program 

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 219E
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Members 

University of Guam

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 220F
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

Dr. Paul Fleming joins the University of Guam as an Associate Professor of Psychology.

Dr.  Fleming was born in Cork, Republic of Ireland and completed his first degree in Applied Psychology there. He then completed his clinical training at the University of Manchester Medical School.  Following a period of clinical practice at The Institute of Psychiatry in London he moved to Wales to complete a Ph.D. in experimental psychology.  Since then, Dr. Fleming has worked at combining clinical practice and education, and his most recent work was with the National Health Service in the UK as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

Interests

Dr. Fleming loves music of all sorts, fiction, and poetry - particularly North American fiction and poetry. 

University of Guam

Instructor, English

Office Location: EC Bldg., 1st Flr., Rm. 117B 
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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University of Guam

Professor, Psychology/Division Chair

Office Location: HSS Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 219B
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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