Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Honors Track

The Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Honors Track offers students knowledge and training in clinical and research theory , practice and skills using state-of-the-art facilities. Students produce a research thesis in collaboration with faculty who have national and international reputations (see our Graduate Programs).

 

Description

This program emphasizes the development of clinical knowledge and skills under the mentoring of licensed clinicians as well as the development of research competencies in the areas of clinical psychology and neuropsychology. The program provides a foundation for enhancing our understanding of the assessment, mechanisms and treatment of diseases, disorders and syndromes affecting human populations.

 

What is Unique About This Program

This rigorous program emphasizes the development of clinical knowledge and skills under the mentoring of licensed clinical psychologists and counselors as well as the development of research competencies in the areas of clinical psychology, neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. Students will be provided with foundational and applied work that enhances their understanding of the processes mediating assessment and treatment of diseases and disorders and their underlying mechanisms.

 

Why Apply to the “Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Honors Track”

  • research opportunities in laboratory and/or community-based settings
  • clinical training and experience in a clinical teaching suite and in the field
  • mentoring in all phases of the research process (e.g., writing, statistics and methodology).
  • opportunities to publish, present and participate in regional and national conferences
  • peer support from talented and motivated students
  • faculty-student interactions and professional mentoring that will provide a competitive advantage for gaining admission to graduate and professional schools
  • honors designation on diploma/transcripts

 

Special Resources and Opportunities

  • research opportunities in new laboratories and/or community-based settings
  • clinical training skills provided in a new clinical teaching suite with  audio-video monitoring capabilities.
  • testing room with extensive assessment material and media

 

Entrance Requirements

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 3.0 or higher

Personal Statement

Major: Flexible with appropriate background/ Satisfy course pre-requisites

 

Summary of Courses

Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology Track

Credits

Intro to Counseling & Psychotherapy (4100)

3

Psychopharmacology (Psy 4150)

3

Human Neuropsychology & Cognitive Neuroscience (CLSI 4950)

3

Internship (Psy 4650)

3

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Two Credits

 

Clinical Science Thesis I (1) CLSI 4040

1

Clinical Science Thesis II (1) CLSI 4050

1

Four Credits

 

Independent Study I (2) Psy 4990

2

Independent Study II (2) Psy 4990

2

Course rotations  and substitutions from the options below are possible

 

TOTAL Program Credits

18

Pre-requisites

 

Bio 1140 or Bio 1200 or equivalent

 

Psy 2020 (4) or equivalent (complete before thesis work)

 

Psy 2030 (4) or equivalent (complete before thesis work)

 

Psy 3510 (3) or equivalent or co-requisite for Intro to Counseling & Psychotherapy

 

 

Course Structure

A student with permission of the track director  can substitute a course selected from the following options.

 

Course Options

Health Psychology (Psy 4550)

Psychological Testing (Psy 3100)

Adult Development/Aging (Psy 3300)

Cross-Cultural Psychology (Psy 3650)

Infancy (Psy 3100)

Group Dynamics (Psy 3220)

 

For more INFORMATION:

Dr. Bruce J. Diamond  diamondb@wpunj.edu 973-720-3400