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Child & Adolescent Therapy Concentration

Child & Adolescent Therapy Concentration


The Child & Adolescent Therapy Concentration is one of seven concentrations for the M.S. Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology.

In this concentration, preparation for competent and ethical practice with children and adolescents will include an understanding of developmental issues and the range of psychological problems of children and adolescents. Students will learn the application of effective individual and family systems interventions, including play therapy. Course content will be examined through a neuroscience, multicultural and social justice framework.

In addition to fulfilling the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in Pennsylvania and in many other states, this concentration prepares the student for effective psychotherapy and advocacy in settings including outpatient and residential treatment centers for children and adolescents, hospitals and school-based programs. Child & Adolescent Therapy concentration prepares students for various counselor positions working with children and adolescents.

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Concentration Requirements

15 credits made up from the following courses:

  • PSYG 662 Assessment & Treatment of Children & Adolescents (514)
  • PSYG 602 Play Therapy (500)
  • PSYG 604 A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents
  • PSYG 622 Intro to the Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Trauma
  • Plus one elective course of your choice (prerequisites apply)

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$55 application fee waived for all online sessions or campus visits.