Clinical/Counseling Minor in Child/Adolescent Populations
The Clinical/Counseling Minor in Child/Adolescent Populations is appropriate for individuals planning careers in Psychology (Clinical/Counseling), Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or any other field tied to the provision of mental health services. A minor in clinical/counseling psychology is useful for individuals interested in providing therapeutic services to a variety of client populations. Whereas some opportunities directly related to psychology do exist for bachelor’s degree holders (e.g., assistants in rehabilitation centers, or in other jobs involving data collection and analysis), attaining an advanced degree in the field (e.g., Master or Doctorate) leads to a broader array of potential career opportunities. Individuals interested in advanced degrees in psychology have the opportunity to learn psychotherapeutic approaches (e.g., psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, eclectic) to treat a variety of adjustment and mental health problems with various populations.
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.
|PSY 373||Behavior Modification||3|
|PSY 384||Child & Adolescent Psychopathology||3|
|PSY 203||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||3|
|Choose three of the following:||9|
|Applied Behavioral Analysis|
|Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities 1|
|Child, Family and Community Psychology|
|School Psychology 2|
|Behavior Intervention/Spec Pop|
|Neurobiology of Childhood Mental Disorders 3|
|Psychology Practicum (must take 498C - clinical counseling psychology practicum)|
|Techniques of Counseling|
or PSY 453
|Theories of Counseling|
Please note that PSY 312 requires a minimum grade of C in PSY 101 or PSY 102 and in both PSY 201 and PSY 202
Please note that PSY 203 is a prerequisite course for PSY 370
Please note that PSY 398 requires a minimum grade of C in PSY 397 or BIO 114 or permission of instructor