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Department of Psychology

Clinical and Community Behavioral Health Minor

This exciting new minor is open to any major in the university, including Psychology majors. Those completing this minor will:

  • Be better prepared for a career in the mental health field and human services sector.
  • Gain greater awareness of major psychological theories and paradigms of relevance in the mental health field and human services sector.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different types of mental health and human service organizations including roles of professionals, range of services offered, and organizational values.

Curriculum:

The minor requires 21 hours, 12 of which must be from Psychology. The minor consists of coursework from four categories: Introductory- Psychology, Introductory- Related Disciplines, Community Connections, and Principles of Mental Health. Requirements in these categories are as follows:

Required Introductory-Psychology (3 hours): Choose from

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 220 Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 250 Psychology of Adjustment

Required Introductory-Related Disciplines (6 hours from separate fields): Choose from the following five departments:

Counseling and Student Affairs

    • CNS 110 Human Relations

Family and Consumer Science

    • FACS 191 Child Development
    • FACS 297 Family, Community and Early Childhood Program Partnerships

Social Work

    • SWRK 101 Foundations of Human Services
    • SWRK 205 Introduction to Social Work

Gerontology

    • GERO 100 Introduction into the Aging experience

Recreation Administration

    • REC 220 Understanding Nonprofit Sector

Required Community Connections (3 hours): Choose from

  • PSY 390 Field Experience in Psychology
  • PSY 470 Psychology and the Law
  • PSY 346 Foundations of Clinical and Community Behavioral Health
  • SWRK 326 Services for Older Americans
  • SWRK 356 Services for Juvenile Offenders
  • SWRK 436 Services to Children

Principles of mental health: (9 hours; at least 6 must be from Psychology): Choose from

  • PSY 355 Issues in Cross- Cultural Psychology
  • PSY 412 Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
  • PSY 422 Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 440 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 441 Psychological Aspects of Alcoholism
  • PSY 442 Beginning Skills in Psychological Interviewing
  • PSY 443 Behavior Modification
  • PSY 445 Introduction to Clinical and School Psychology
  • FACS 311 Family Relations
  • FACS 391 Risk and Resilience
  • FACS 492 Growth and Guidance of Children
  • FACS 494 Parenting Strategies
  • FACS 495 Family and Relationship Violence
  • FACS 496 Challenging Behaviors
  • GERO 461 Person-Centered Dementia Management

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