Optional Concentrations

CONCENTRATION IN CHILD & FAMILY INTERVENTIONS

This concentration reflects the expertise of the faculty in the areas of childhood trauma, adoption, school interventions, and major psychopathology in children, adolescents, and young adults. The concentration focuses on skills used when working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of contexts. A broad developmental perspective is integrated within this concentration. If you select this concentration, you must complete at least three of the following courses:
PSY 701 - Marital Therapy
PSY 702 - Advanced Family Therapy
PSY 711 - Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment of Children
PSY 712 - Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Children
PSY 720 - Systems Interventions for Children
PSY 727 – Assessment and Treatment of ADHD

CONCENTRATION IN COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPIES
This concentration reflects the influence and activities of the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies and the expertise of departmental faculty. Structured, problem-focused cognitive-behavioral therapies focus on the interrelationship of thinking, behavior, and emotion. They are a collaborative undertaking in which the client and therapist develop the means to solve the client’s problem, thus enabling him or her to live a responsible and productive life.

If you select this concentration, you must complete at least three of the following courses:
PSY 711 - Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment of Children
PSY 712 - Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Children
PSY 713 - Cognitive Therapy for Family of Origin Problems
PSY 715 - Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment of Adults
PSY 716 - Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Depression and Anxiety
PSY 718 - Psychological Interventions for Addictive Behaviors

Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Graduate Training from the Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies at Assumption College.