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Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Certificate in Clinical Psychological Science

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements CLNPSYACRT

Students completing the Certificate in Clinical Psychological Science will develop an in-depth understanding of clinical psychological science, from theory to its application in the laboratory and/or a wide variety of applied mental and behavioral health-service settings. The certificate is designed to improve student competitiveness for graduate training in applied psychology and related fields or for entry-level positions (such as behavioral technicians) in mental and behavioral health settings. The required courses teach students about state-of-the-art experimental methods and theory from psychological and brain sciences that can be leveraged to address pressing psychological problems. The applied field experiences and associated supervision/discussion section will allow students to be exposed to real-world situations and practice settings in order to develop an appreciation of how psychological and mental health problems are manifest and addressed. The interdisciplinary breadth requirement will ensure that students learn about how psychological and mental health issues are conceptualized, studied, and addressed by other disciplines.

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Clinical Psychological Science Core.
    1. Foundations of Clinical Science. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 318 Foundations of Clinical Science
    2. Abnormal Psychology. One (1) course:
      • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology
  2. Psychological and Brain Sciences Breadth. Three (3) courses:
    • Additional course(s) from the Applied Learning list
    • Additional course(s) from the Applied Clinical Science Core: Interventions list
    • PSY-P 303 Health Psychology
    • PSY-P 315 Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 319 Psychology of Personality
    • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 336 Psychological Tests and Individual Differences
    • PSY-P 337 Clinical Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 349 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 375 Intimate Relationships
    • PSY-P 386 Social Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology
    • PSY-P 425 Behavior Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
    • PSY-P 430 Behavior Modification
    • PSY-P 434 Community Psychology
    • PSY-P 437 Neurobiology of Addictions
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (approved topics: "Aggression in Close Relationships"; "Cannabinoid Neurobiology"; "Cognitive Development Transitioning Theory into Practice"; "Controversies in the Diagnosis/Treatment of Psychopathology"; "Forensic Psychology"; "Human Sexuality Research"; "Introduction to MATLAB Coding for Psychological & Brain Sciences"; "Lab in Forensic Psychology"; "Molecular, Cellular, & Circuit Mechanisms of Addiction"; "Neurobiology of Cognition"; "Neurobiology and Recovery of Serious Mental Illness"; "Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative Disease"; "Neuropsychopharmacology"; "Neuroscience Literacy"; "Neuroscience of Psychedelics"; "Personality Disorders"; "Psychology and Neuroscience of Autism"; "Psychology of Adolescence"; "Science Behind Brain Development and Function"; "Sleep & Sleep Disorders"; "The Connected Brain"; "The Science of Well Being"; "The Social Brain")
    • PSY-P 475 Evidence-based Clinical Science
    • PSY-P 482 Biobehavioral Processes in Substance Use Disorders
  3. Interdisciplinary Breadth. One (1) course:
    • SOC-S 320 Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control
    • SOC-S 324 Sociology of Mental Illness
    • SOC-S 358 Social Inequalities in Health and Health Care
    • SOC-S 365 Health and Society: Sociology for Health Professionals
    • EDUC-G 207 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT PSYCHOLOGY AND ATHLETE MENTAL HEALTH
    • EDUC-G 310 ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
    • EDUC-G 375 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING-RELATED SKILLS AND COMMUNICATION
    • SPEA-V 362 NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
    • SPEA-V 379 PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION
    • SPH-B 310 HLTH CARE IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
    • SPH-B 335 AGING, HEALTH AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS
    • SPH-B 366 COMMUNITY HEALTH
    • SPH-B 416 INTRO TO HEALTH COUNSELING
    • SPH-E 311 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • SPH-H 345 INTRODUCTION TO CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
    • SPH-H 418 THE NATURE OF ADDICTION
    • SPH-H 419
    • SWK-S 312 SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SOCIAL SERVICES
  4. Applied Learning. One (1) course:
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (approved topic: "Therapeutic Interventions in Early Childhood Behavior Problems")
    • PSY-X 370 Real-World Program Evaluation: Applying Psychology Research to Service Learning
    • PSY-X 476 Practicum in Psychology (approved topics: "Aldrich Project"; "Behavioral Medicine Clinic"; "Catholic Charities"; "CCPE"; "Centerstone Frontline Services"; "Centerstone Research Institute"; "College Internship Program"; "IUSM Adolescent Behavioral Health"; "Milestones"; "Putnam County Hospital")
    • Other 3-credit-hour options requiring program approval include:
      • ASCS-X 373 Internship: Theory into Practice
      • PSY-X 397 Supervised Research I
      • PSY-X 398 Supervised Research II
      • PSY-X 497 Supervised Research III
      • PSY-X 498 Capstone Supervised Research
  5. Applied Clinical Science Core: Interventions. One (1) course:
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (approved topic: "Psychological Interventions and Evaluations")
    • PSY-P 480 Psychotherapy: Empirically Supported Treatments
    • PSY-P 483 Clinical Supervision and Skill Acquisition
  6. Certificate GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Certificate Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    3. Certificate Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Certificate Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychological Science (CLPSYSCIBS)
  • Minor in Psychology (PSYMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.