- College of Sciences
The Master of Arts Clinical Psychology program is designed to provide training and preparation for students desiring to deliver clinical services through community agencies and in independent practice. After completing the program and a two-year postgraduate internship, graduates are eligible to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors in the state of Florida (with the possible exception of the research/thesis option as described below). The program is a terminal master’s program offered at the UCF Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.
This program is designed to provide training and preparation for students desiring to deliver clinical services through community agencies and perhaps independent practice. After completing the program and a two-year postgraduate supervised clinical experience, graduates are eligible to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors in the state of Florida (see SARA statement regarding licensure). A possible exception is the research/thesis option as described below.
The master’s program is concerned with the application of psychological principles to individuals. The two primary areas of emphasis include assessment or evaluation skills and intervention or psychotherapy skills, and the program curriculum is consistent with the educational criteria for licensure as a mental health counselor in the state of Florida. Master’s program graduates have been involved in mental health service delivery through individual, marital, family, and group psychotherapy, as well as crisis intervention and other specialized therapeutic procedures. In addition, it is common for a number of students from each cohort to enter doctoral programs after graduating, and there are research and thesis opportunities available for students who are interested.
Steven Berman, Ph.D.
Interests: Research and clinical interests include identity development, identity distress, existential anxiety, positive youth development, adolescent and young adult clinical psychology.
Brian Fisak, Ph.D.
Interests: Research and clinical interests include anxiety disorders, worry, prevention, evidence-based interventions, child clinical psychology.
Bernard Jensen, Ph.D.
Interests: Clinical, teaching, and research interests include cognitive behavior therapy, assessment and treatment of marital dysfunction, self-efficacy and athletic performance, and variables associated with exercise behavior.
Monique Levermore, Ph.D.
Interests: Teaching and clinical interests include private practice, consulting, psychological assessment and clinical supervision.
Karen Mottarella, Psy.D.
Interests: Teaching and clinical interests include adult clinical psychology, women’s mental health, academic advising and career readiness.
Megan Sherod, Ph.D.
Interests: Teaching, clinical, and research interests include assessment, therapy, and maximizing the quality of life for neuro-atypical populations. Web Contact: https://sciences.ucf.edu/psychology/people/sherod-megan/
Jessica Waesche, Ph.D.
Interests: Clinical and teaching interests include adult clinical psychology, assessment, and diagnosis of mental illness, evidence-based interventions.
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Tuition and Fees
$369.65 per credit hour
The approximate tuition cost for one year in this program at UCF based on a full time schedule (30 credit hours per year)