November 4, 2014
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We appreciate your interest in a graduate
degree in clinical psychology at UCF.
We like (love?) UCF undergraduates.
Every year, we aim for a class size of 15 from
over 120 applicants.
The goal related to admission is to figure out
if we (and you) are a good match.
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Your degree will be a Master of Arts in
Psychology
Prepares you to work as a therapist in a
community agency (may also lead to an
administrative position in time)
Prepares you to work in private practice in
Florida as a Licensed Mental Health
Counselor (LMHC) (& possibly in other
states!?)
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Our program prepares you to work as a
counselor in a community agency and later
as an independent practitioner, if you
choose.
Graduates will NOT be a:
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Psychologist
Social Worker
Psychiatrist
Psychometrician
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Full-time two-year experience (6 semesters;
61credits)
Lots of information to squeeze into the
limited time
But program also has a “hands-on” emphasis
Academic preparation (46 hours) with premaster’s practicum (3 hours) and premaster’s internship (12 hours)
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Therapy Courses: Individual; Group; Child,
Adolescent, and Family; Cognitive-Behavioral;
Cross-Cultural; Marital and Sex; & Substance
Abuse
Foundation Courses: Developmental,
Advanced Abnormal, Research Methods,
Individual Assessment, & Lifestyle and Career
Assessment
Practicum and Internship: Tailored to your
interests and career goals
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Classes include applied/experiential
components and focus on personal as well as
intellectual growth
Practicum beginning in spring of first year –
10 hours per week (150 hours total) in a
community mental health setting
Internship beginning in fall of second year –
20-30 hours per week (1000 hours total; at
least 400 direct client contact hours)
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Post-M.A. supervised experience which is
registered with the State Board. Usually takes
two years.
National Exam
State Rules and Regulations Exam
then you are
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Eligible for independent practice
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APA does NOT accredit master’s programs.
CACREP accreditation is for counseling
programs.
Most states focus on CACREP accreditation
guidelines as a requirement for licensure.
Our program is consistent with requirements
for licensure in FL as an LMHC.
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Yes, but our primary goal is to prepare
students for professional practice.
We encourage lifelong learning and
achievement. Keys to success are:
◦ Research Products
◦ High GRE
◦ Networking
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We have MANY students who have gone on to
earn their Psy.D or Ph.D. at great schools all
over the country.
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Very Well Prepared
Generally Well Prepared
Adequately Prepared
Inadequately Prepared
63.3%
30.0%
6.7%
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*Most recent UCF Institutional Effectiveness data.
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Lakeside Behavioral Healthcare
Center for Drug Free Living
Seminole Behavioral Health
Children’s Advocacy Center
FL United Methodist Children's Home
Devereux Foundation
National Council for Alcoholism
Pace Center for Girls
Vince Carter Sanctuary
Drug Court
All courses at Sanford/Lake Mary
Campus
 We schedule courses on 2-3 days per
week
 Program Meetings on Thursdays – we
invite speakers, share meals, and
learn together
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Applications for Fall 2015 are due January 1st
Material considered/required:
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On-line application
GRE (General exam)
GPA (Last 60 hours)
Personal statement
Curriculum Vita/Resume
At least 3 letters of recommendation
Helpful experience:
 “Helping”
 Research
Financial Aid is limited.
 Department Graduate Teaching
Assistantships (3)
 Loans
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Info Session Clinical Psych MA 2014