Master of Arts in Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology (Emphasis in Clinical Skills)

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Mission statement (Master of Arts, Psychology):

The graduate program of the Psychology Department of Washburn University serves a small, carefully screened group of post-baccalaureate students pursuing graduate study in clinical psychology.  The MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Skills offers professional training to prepare program graduates for licensure and practice under Kansas statutes.

Upon completion of the Master of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Skills, graduates should:

  • Be eligible to sit for the licensure exam in the state of Kansas;
  • Be prepared to pass the licensure exam;
  • Have appropriate skills and training needed in the Kansas mental health care delivery system; and
  • Have a foundation for pursuing doctoral training in clinical (or another area of) psychology in the future.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Clearly articulate the application of the peer-reviewed literature to a specific issue or situation relevant to psychology.
  2. Evaluate, administer, and interpret psychological assessments.
  3. Understand empirically-based therapy techniques and recognize the importance of individual client characteristics and contextual factors in their implementation.
  4. Engage in ethical practice, utilize supervision and consultation appropriately, and carry out responsibilities professionally.