The M.S. in Psychology is a professional degree program designed for persons who desire to practice in the field of clinical/counseling psychology. Cal Poly's M.S. in Psychology fulfills the educational requirements for the state of Californias Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program emphasizes personal, academic and practical knowledge and skill development which will enable each graduate to become competent in assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and treatment planning for individuals, families, and children. Research competence and ethical practices are also emphasized. Closely supervised pre-fieldwork practicum experiences leading to challenging fieldwork in agencies is the cornerstone of Cal Poly's preparation for the future clinician. Closely supervised experience in Cal Poly's on-campus practicum clinic serving clients from the community provides trainees with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence before undertaking fieldwork in community agencies. In addition, the Central Coast of California offers numerous well-supervised clinical traineeships in public and private non-profit agencies with a variety of client populations.
Research Applications in Psychology & Human Services
Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Special Topics Seminar
The Master of Science in Psychology is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program designed to provide the state of California with highly competent master-level clinicians who are academically prepared to obtain the marriage and family therapy (MFT) license. The program places a heavy emphasis on clinical skill training and applied experience that begins early in the program and culminates with an intensive supervised internship in a community mental health setting.
Faculty at California Polytechnic State University
Ph.D., University of California - Los Angeles, 1992
Development of Children's Self-Understandings and Motives to Learn
Relationship between Adults' Psychological Understandings/Beliefs about Development and their Provision of Learning Experiences for Children
Effects of Varying Early School Experiences on Children's Motivation and Well-Being