Our 60-credit option 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 is available to all students who are following the 60-credit MS option. It 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.
Our 36-credit option is the core of the 60-credit option but is not sufficient by itself for licensure. The student who decides to pursue doctoral study with less than a 60-credit master’s degree, or who decides to embark upon an alternative career path, can choose the 36-credit option.
|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 following the 36-credit option do not take these courses.
**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: email@example.com or 305-899-4576.