Clinical Psychology Practicum
The practicum is designed to be an introduction to clinical activity. It is taken by students in both options, usually in Spring of the second year. The 165-hour practicum includes clinical skills training and supervised experience in applied mental health facilities one day per week with a minimum of 40 client contact hours. Diagnostic and therapeutic skills are practiced. Weekly meetings with both faculty supervisors and field supervisors are required. Prerequisites: approval by the faculty, acceptance by placement site, and completion of all core courses except PSY 610 and PSY 628. These courses are required co-requisites unless they have been previously completed. (Spring)
Clinical Psychology Internship
The internship is designed to help students develop more advanced clinical skills and to meet the licensing requirements for a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The 1000-hour internship provides the opportunity for the student to perform, under supervision in a mental health facility, a variety of clinically related activities that a licensed professional with a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology would be expected to perform. The clinical experience includes a minimum of 240 hours of direct client contact hours. Weekly meetings with both faculty supervisors and field supervisors are required. Prerequisites: successful completion of PSY 665, approval by the faculty, and acceptance by placement site (Fall, Spring)
According to recently changed Florida law, any student who graduates from this program after July 1, 2025 will no longer be eligible for licensure as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. See the following link: www.barry.edu/main/accreditation/professional-licensure-or-certification.html
Contact Dr. Linda Bacheller, Director, MS Clinical Psychology Program for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-899-4576.