Presentation on theme: "November 4, 2014. We appreciate your interest in a graduate degree in clinical psychology at UCF. We like (love?) UCF undergraduates. Every year,"— Presentation transcript:
November 4, 2014
We appreciate your interest in a graduate degree in clinical psychology at UCF. We like (love?) UCF undergraduates. Every year, we aim for a class size of 15 from over 120 applicants. The goal related to admission is to figure out if we (and you) are a good match.
Your degree will be a Master of Arts in Psychology Prepares you to work as a therapist in a community agency (may also lead to an administrative position in time) Prepares you to work in private practice in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) (& possibly in other states!?)
Our program prepares you to work as a counselor in a community agency and later as an independent practitioner, if you choose. Graduates will NOT be a: ◦ Psychologist ◦ Social Worker ◦ Psychiatrist ◦ Psychometrician
Full-time two-year experience (6 semesters; 61credits) Lots of information to squeeze into the limited time But program also has a “hands-on” emphasis Academic preparation (46 hours) with pre- master’s practicum (3 hours) and pre- master’s internship (12 hours)
Therapy Courses: Individual; Group; Child, Adolescent, and Family; Cognitive-Behavioral; Cross-Cultural; Marital and Sex; & Substance Abuse Foundation Courses: Developmental, Advanced Abnormal, Research Methods, Individual Assessment, & Lifestyle and Career Assessment Practicum and Internship: Tailored to your interests and career goals
Classes include applied/experiential components and focus on personal as well as intellectual growth Practicum beginning in spring of first year – 10 hours per week (150 hours total) in a community mental health setting Internship beginning in fall of second year – 20-30 hours per week (1000 hours total; at least 400 direct client contact hours)
Post-M.A. supervised experience which is registered with the State Board. Usually takes two years. National Exam State Rules and Regulations Exam then you are Eligible for independent practice
APA does NOT accredit master’s programs. CACREP accreditation is for counseling programs. Most states focus on CACREP accreditation guidelines as a requirement for licensure. Our program is consistent with requirements for licensure in FL as an LMHC.
Yes, but our primary goal is to prepare students for professional practice. We encourage lifelong learning and achievement. Keys to success are: ◦ Research Products ◦ High GRE ◦ Networking We have MANY students who have gone on to earn their Psy.D or Ph.D. at great schools all over the country.
Very Well Prepared63.3% Generally Well Prepared30.0% Adequately Prepared 6.7% Inadequately Prepared 0% * Most recent UCF Institutional Effectiveness data.
Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare Center for Drug Free Living Seminole Behavioral Health Children’s Advocacy Center FL United Methodist Children's Home Devereux Foundation National Council for Alcoholism Pace Center for Girls Vince Carter Sanctuary Drug Court
All courses at Sanford/Lake Mary Campus We schedule courses on 2-3 days per week Program Meetings on Thursdays – we invite speakers, share meals, and learn together
Applications for Fall 2015 are due January 1 st Material considered/required: On-line application GRE (General exam) GPA (Last 60 hours) Personal statement Curriculum Vita/Resume At least 3 letters of recommendation Helpful experience: “Helping” Research
Financial Aid is limited. Department Graduate Teaching Assistantships (3) Loans