Students studying clinical psychology get a solid grounding in both the science of psychology and clinical practice, with the integration of science, theory with practice, and research training with clinical training. Students become competent in assessment, intervention, research, and evaluation in a variety of community, academic, and research settings.á
Students study various theoretical perspectives such as the psychodynamic approach, the cognitive behavioral perspective, and the humanistic perspective. Specific topics include adult psychopathology, child and adolescent clinical psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology, forensic psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, human sexuality, and women's issues. Students learn about abnormal psychology, behavior modification, and counseling; acquiring strong critical-thinking skills and discernment in the process. As well, students learn about various ethical issues in clinical psychology such as patient confidentiality, legal issues, and research protocols.