May 24, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Psychology, Child Studies Specialization, MA

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MA in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy, Child Studies
 AU Los Angeles
Credits for Degree: 90 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 48 months

Program Overview

The Child Studies (CS) Specialization consists of 17 units of focused coursework and clinical training for a variety of careers working with children and adolescents.

The CS Specialization:

  • Presents an integrated multidisciplinary approach to children’s issues and problems, including psychological, sociological, educational, ethical, and social policy factors
  • Includes clinical training with children and/or adolescents
  • Combines theoretical rigor, a pluralistic clinical orientation, and a strong focus on cultural values, ethnicity, and child advocacy
  • Offers CS core classes on Thursday evenings and CS workshops on Fridays

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

MAP Clinical Psychology Core

3 units of CS Electives

Clinical Training: Note, at least 75 hours of direct-client-contact hours in clinical training must be earned with children and/or adolescents in approved child specialization settings.

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