The specialization in Clinical Psychology provides the opportunity for the student to understand, evaluate, and counsel persons with psychological problems, and to draw upon community resources for assistance in working with these persons. During completion of the 48-hour degree, which includes approved practica, the student is provided the opportunity to administer psychological tests and use various techniques of counseling and psychotherapy. Students who complete all requirements in the clinical area, and who become licensed, often work in psychiatric hospitals, in mental health centers, or with doctoral-level psychologists in private practice.
The master’s degree plan fulfills the educational requirements and prepares students for the successful passing of the Examination in Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) in order to qualify for the Licensed Psychological Associate licensure from the Kentucky State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
The educational requirements for licensure as a Psychological Practitioner include an additional 12 hours of coursework beyond the Psychological Associate and 5 years “on the job” supervision and training. The additional 12 hours may be completed at Union with the clinical psychology endorsement.
Complete information may be found at the official website of the Kentucky State Board of Examiners of Psychology.