CANYON — The widening hole between the variety of individuals searching for psychological well being remedy and professionals obtainable to supply that assist in the Panhandle shall be addressed by a brand new grasp’s diploma in psychology at West Texas A&M College.
Starting in Fall 2021, a 60-credit hour medical psychology monitor will put together college students to turn out to be licensed psychological associates. Functions at the moment are looked for the primary cohort of scholars.
LPAs could present psychological and behavioral providers independently after they receive a enough variety of post-graduation supervised hours.
“LPAs can, below supervision, present psychotherapy and group remedy, administer psychological assessments and work with youngsters and adults to alleviate psychological well being and behavioral issues,” mentioned Dr. Mun Yee Kwan, assistant professor of psychology. “That is an particularly important step as a result of the demand for psychological providers within the Panhandle area exceeds the availability of pros. New LPAs can assist fill that hole and higher serve the psychological well being wants of the Panhandle.”
This system trains college students with complete information and medical abilities, together with multicultural competency, for entry into the follow of medical psychology.
These concerned about this system will need to have accomplished a bachelor’s diploma in psychology or a considerable equal and may apply to the WT Graduate Faculty.
This system is designed to be accomplished in three years. The final two semesters embrace a practicum, the place college students are positioned at a company, company or personal follow to achieve hands-on experiences with psychological work.
For extra data on necessities and this system, contact Kwan at 806-651-2622 or email@example.com.