General Psychology Resources

Clinical Psychology Program Track Practica/Internship Requirements
Students in the Clinical Psychology Track, who are interested in licensure eligibility, must complete a total of 6 credit hours of practicum. These practica hours can also provide a base of clinical experience that will facilitate admission into doctoral programs. Practica are available to students based on the students’ interests and the needs and interests of the practica centers. Students must be recommended by the clinical or school faculty before beginning practicum.

Practicum sites include:  WCU Counseling Center, WCU Psychological Services Clinic, Meridian Behavioral Health Center, the Child Development Services Agency (formerly, Developmental Evaluation Center), the Pisgah Institute, Cherokee Behavioral Health, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Some sites will require students to commit to a 2 semester sequence due to the nature of the training program.

Clinical Psychology Program Track Research Requirements
Exposure to research methodology and research experience is an important component of graduate training at WCU and will be one of the single most important keys to successful admission into a doctoral program. Graduate students pass a Thesis Prospectus Examination and successfully complete and orally defend a thesis. When conducting their thesis project, students work closely with a Faculty chair that is primarily responsible for supervising the student's research, and two other faculty that serve as thesis committee members. In addition to the thesis, students are required to complete 6 additional hours of directed study (Psy680) with the intent of developing a publishable project and presenting at professional conferences.

 


 

Experimental Psychology Program Track Research Requirements
Exposure to research methodology and research experience is an important component of graduate training at WCU and particularly in the Experimental program. Graduate students pass a Thesis Prospectus Examination and successfully complete and orally defend a thesis. When conducting their thesis project, students work closely with a faculty chair who is primarily responsible for supervising the student's research, and two other faculty who serve as thesis committee members. In addition to the thesis, students are required to complete 9 additional hours of directed study with a faculty member with the intent of developing a publishable project and presenting at professional conferences.


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