Our 60-credit program is designed to prepare the student to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. The student may also choose to pursue doctoral study after completing the 60-credit option.
The Forensic Psychology Specialization requires two extra courses (6 credits), Law and Forensic Psychology: Research & Practice (PSY 627), and Principles and Applications of Forensic Psychology (PSY 634), as well as a forensic focused master’s thesis and forensic practicum and internship experiences.
|Course Code||Course Title||Credits|
|PSY 507||Statistics and Research Design||3|
|PSY 528||Human Sexuality||3|
|PSY 564||Advanced Developmental Psychology||3|
|PSY 594||Physiology and Treatment of Substance Abuse||3|
|PSY 596||Techniques of Therapy||3|
|PSY 602||Clinical Psychopathology||3|
|PSY 610||Clinical Assessment||3|
|PSY 615||Legal, Ethical & Professional Issues for Clinicians||3|
|PSY 621||Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapies||3|
|PSY 625||Advanced Personality||3|
|**PSY 627||Law and Forensic Psychology: Research and Practice||3|
|PSY 628||Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning||3|
|**PSY 634||Principles and Applications of Forensic Psychology||3|
|PSY 635||Group Therapy||3|
|PSY 637||Advanced Forensic Psychology: Assessment and Treatment||3|
|PSY 646||Social and Multicultural Foundations of Practice||3|
|PSY 665||Clinical Practicum||3|
|PSY 675||Clinical Internship||6|
|PSY 643||Vocational Psychology||3|
|PSY 645||Community Psychology||3|
**Students completing the Forensic Psychology Specialization take these additional courses.
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.