Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
This Masters of Science (MSc) in clinical Psychology Program, Department of Clinical Psychology, is currently offered in Al Ain city (Maqam Campus). The need for qualified clinicians and mental health professionals to serve the community necessitated the establishment of this program. We are proud that our program is the first and the only masters in clinical psychology in the country. The Master of Science program is designed to provide proper training for Masters level psychologists to work in a variety of clinical settings including hospitals, schools, public agencies, and private practice. It also provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing advanced doctoral studies. The program focuses on the field of clinical psychology. The program continued to steadily thrive and increasing attracting more and more national and international students.
The curriculum is structured to enable students pursue a plan of study to assure increased professional competence and breadth of knowledge in the field of clinical psychology. This program requires 39 semester hours of study, including two internship courses (600 clock hours) of supervised practicum experience in an approved mental health or rehabilitation setting. Students also have the opportunity to curry out research in clinical psychology and write a thesis and defend it. All degree courses and the thesis are in English.
- To provide students with advanced knowledge of current developments in clinical psychology.
- To train students on the application of clinical knowledge to solve psychological problems.
- To train students to act independently in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.
- To enable students to communicate clinical issues and conclusions clearly to all parties involved.
- To provide students with knowledge that enables them to conduct clinical research under minimal supervision.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate clinical knowledge that is culturally sound and relevant to professional and ethical practices in the field of mental health.
- Conduct proper psychological assessment.
- Diagnose successfully clients’ clinical problems using DSM/ ICD.
- Create suitable treatment plans for diverse psychological disorders.
- Apply therapeutic skills to help clients (individuals and groups) overcome their psychological disorders.
- Communicate comprehensive and understandable psychological reports to all parties involved.
- Apply appropriate methodology to conduct research in clinical psychology.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 39 hours
|Required Courses (33 hours )||Credit Hours|
|PSY521||Advanced Clinical Psychology||3|
|PSY526||Child & Family Therapy||3|
|PSY528||Psychotherapy: Theories & Techniques||3|
|PSY529||Advanced Behavioral Statistics||3|
|PSY633||Scientific and Professional Ethics||2|
Elective Courses (CH:6)
|Students should select two courses from the list below (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
|PSY522||Cross Cultural Issues||3|
|PSY621||Research Design and Methods||3|
|PSY622||Seminar in Mental Health||3|
|PSY624||Personality Perfomance-based Measures||3|
|These two courses will be limited to students with insufficient background in mental health and psychological assessment. And should be taken with the approval of the program coordinator. (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
|PSY509||Introduction to Mental Health||3|
|PSY510||Foundation of psychological Assessment||3|
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