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Working closely with the Department of Psychology, the Center for Children and Families offers opportunities to students to gain hands-on experience and participate in ongoing research.

The Center for Children and Families helps to train undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the child and adolescent mental health field through research assistantships, practicum experiences and volunteering opportunities. Graduate students can pursue specialized tracks with faculty that are among the best clinical and developmental researchers in the world.

Professional Counseling Psychology (M.S. Only)

The students in this program are provided instruction and training for advanced study in psychology and prepared to become Licensed Mental Health Counselors. During their first year, students are trained by CCF faculty and staff to utilize scientific and applied behavioral science theories, methods, techniques, and evidence based treatments, for the purpose of describing, preventing, and treating psychological problems, and enhancing mental health and human development.

Clinical Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology (Ph. D.)

The CCF trains graduate students in this APA-accredited doctoral program which applies scientific evidence to further the design, implementation, and evaluation of assessment, prevention, and treatment procedures for use with children from infancy to adolescence. This program is a mentor-based program in which students apply to work with individual faculty.

Work with Our Faculty

All students can work directly with our faculty in the areas of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and more.