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Clinical Major Area of Study: Child and Adolescent

The Child and Adolescent major area of study (formerly Child and Family) is designed to provide students with a grounding in theory, research, and practice concerning the psychological and behavioral problems of children, adolescents, and families. Attention is given to the main areas of psychopathology, assessment, and intervention, with consideration of developmental, systems-related, and cultural issues.

The goal of the Child and Adolescent major area of study is to provide students with a solid foundation in matters of child and adolescent psychology to build upon in throughout their training experiences.

Requirements of the major area of study include completion of the clinical psychology core curriculum, along with a minimum of three courses within the child and adolescent psychology major area of study, one externship in a child or adolescent therapy setting, and predoctoral or doctoral research in a topic related to child and adolescent psychology.

The primary goal of this program is to develop competent clinical psychologists with particular major area of study in matters of child and adolescent psychology. The Child and Adolescent major area of study enables students to focus their elective coursework, externship placements, and research projects in order to develop a higher level of competency in child, adolescent, and family therapy. Our students have the opportunity to work and train with child psychologists throughout NYC in a variety of settings. Ultimately, we see our students developing careers in academia, research, and clinical settings, and encourage our alumni to pursue board certification in Child or Family Psychology.

Faculty

Our Child and Adolescent major area of study faculty includes primary, affiliated, and adjunct faculty. Our students have the opportunity to work with outstanding clinical psychologists, including many who are board-certified.

Primary
Amy Roy, Ph.D.
David Glenwick, Ph.D.
Peggy Andover, Ph.D.
Rachel Annunziato, Ph.D.
Natasha Burke, Ph.D.
Keith Cruise, Ph.D., M.L.S.
Andrew Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Child and Adolescent Major Area of Study (*Required courses; three total courses required; 9 credits)

PSYC 6030 Trauma and Family Violence Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6184 Behavioral Assessment with Lab Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 8271 Child Psychotherapy* Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 7030 Psychology and Juvenile Justice Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6257 Child Neuropsychology with Lab Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
PSYC 6530 Developmental Psychopathology Year 2 or 3 3 Credits
  One externship specializing in child, adolescent and family therapy Year 2 or 3  
  Predoctoral or doctoral research in child clinical psychology or family therapy    


Online Resources

Professional Organizations

Child, Adolescent, and Family Journals