Clinical Psychology (MA)

Concentrations in Mental Health and Forensic Psychology

The Program

The Master of Arts program in clinical psychology at American International College is based on an integrated curriculum intended to produce clinicians trained in theory, research, and clinical skills. Students accepted into the Master of Arts program can elect to specialize in mental health or forensic psychology.

The Mental Health Concentration

This concentration is designed to meet the educational requirements for a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and similar professional designations in other states. The 60 semester hour mental health concentration includes coursework in research, assessment, counseling, psychopathology, human development, and ethics. A pre-internship clinical practicum is required, and is followed by a 600 hour clinical internship.

The Forensic Psychology Concentration

This concentration is also designed to meet the educational requirements for an LMHC. This concentration is a 66 semester hour program that incorporates courses from the mental health concentration. The forensic psychology concentration also includes six semester hours of forensic psychology coursework, along with a pre-internship practicum and a 600 hour forensic internship.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they meet all state licensing requirements as promulgated by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health Professionals or by the appropriate board in the state in which they wish to practice.

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