Master of Science Degree: Psychology

 Master of Science degree in Psychology is designed to prepare students for licensure in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).

Requirements for this program are found in the graduate section of the Cal Poly University Catalog.

For admissions information: Masters Program 2014

You can also obtain detailed information about this program by contacting the Psychology and Sociology Department at (909) 869-3890 or Dr. Jeffery Mio, Director of Graduate Studies:

Dr. Jeffery Mio
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Phone: 909-869-3899
Office: 5-115

 

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Students graduating from this program will learn “how to be a professional” therapist. This includes skills beyond knowledge of theories and techniques gained from classroom material, although such knowledge is certainly relevant and important. Thus, students will be able to demonstrate the following set of objectives:

•  Intervention skills with children and theories that relate to such intervention

•  Identification of child abuse and how to report such abuse

•  Intervention skills with families and theories that relate to such intervention

•  Identification of elder abuse and how to report such abuse

•  Intervention skills with couples and theories that relate to such intervention

•  Identification of partner abuse and how to report such abuse

•  Intervention skills with groups

•  Knowledge of biological bases of behaviors

•  Knowledge of how drugs, alcohol, and psychotropic medications affect behaviors

•  The ability to formulate diagnostic impressions regarding mental disorders using the edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in effect at the time of enrollment

•  The ability to understand major psychological tests to measure intelligence, personality traits, and other matters relevant to psychological assessment

•  An understanding of how multicultural and gender issues relate to our theories and intervention strategies of psychotherapy

•  An understanding of professional ethics and laws that relate to all forms of therapy

•  Professional behavior, such as dress and language

•  The ability to develop a therapeutic alliance with clients

•  The ability to separate out one's own issues from those of one's clients

•  A responsiveness to supervision and other forms of feedback