The Child and Adolescent Psychology Specialization provides students with basic concepts for addressing child and adolescent related disorders and other behavioral issues. This specialization focuses on the implementation and maintenance of evidence-based programs. Knowledge of psychopathology and behavior disorders including etiology, treatment, and prevention, addictive disorders, interviewing skills, trauma and crisis intervention, and mental health law will be provided. Students will select electives in either juvenile offenders or family systems. While this specialization is open to anyone meeting the admissions requirements, it is most often pursued by those who work in community-based agencies or programs, in youth centers, educational settings, and in any other setting where an understanding of children, youth, and families would be beneficial.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Official transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- 3.0 GPA