Required Courses
*CLI BX702 - Child/Adolescent CBT Theory and Practice (credits: 3) 
*CLI FX701 - Family Systems Theory and Practice (credits: 3)
*CLI PA802 - Integrated Assessment: Child (credits: 3)
*These courses fulfill departmental requirements and do not add to the concentration credit total.

Two of the following concentration electives are required
CLI DP500 - The Psychology of Divorce (credits: 2) 
COU ET601 - Practical Approaches in Expressive Arts Therapy (credits: 3) 
CLI FX600 - Infant, Toddler, Parent Intervention (credits: 2) 
SCH IA776 - Preschool Services: Assessment and Intervention (credits: 2) 
CLI MH512 - Children, Families and the Law (credits: 2) 
CLI MH630 - Police Psychology (credits: 2) 
CLI MV515 - Military Families and the Cycle of Deployment (credits: 1) 
**CLI NP601 - Neuropsychological Assessment (credits: 3) in combination with CLI NP670 - Neuropathology (credits: 2) 
CLI NT500 - Introduction to Narrative Therapy (credits: 2) 
SCH PA700 - Advanced Psychoeducational Assessment (credits: 2) 
SCH PA725 - Advanced Social-Emotional Assessment: Children and Adolescents (credits: 2) 
SCH PA760 - Bilingual and Culturally Competent Assessment (credits: 2) 
CLI PS602 - Pediatric Psychology (credits: 2) 
CLI PY520 - Child Psychotherapy (credits: 2) 
CLI PY621 - Advanced Seminar: Childhood and Adolescence Clinical Practice (credits: 2) 
CLI PY740 - Preventive Mental Health Programs for Children and Families (credits: 2) 
SCH SN512 - Educating Children and Adolescents with Special Needs (credits: 3) 
CLI TR530 - Trauma and Resilience: Family, Community, and Global Perspectives (credits: 2) 
CLI PT785 - Interpersonal Psychotherapy: An Empirically Supported Psychological Treatment (credits: 2) 
CLI PY750 - The Ecology of Child Behavioral Health: Prevention, Intervention and Public Policy (credits: 3) 
CLI PA604 - Psychological Assessment of Child and Adolescent Disorders (credits: 3) 
Others as approved by the CFAR Concentration Director
** NP601 & NP670 together count as one CFAR elective. These courses are often required for CFAR students co-concentrating in Neuropsychology. If you have quesetions about this special circumstance, please reach out to CFAR Concentration Director.

Recommended Sequence

While the following sequence of courses is recommended, students are encouraged to meet with their advisor and concentration director to discuss their own academic plan.

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

  • CFAR Electives
  • Open Choice Fieldwork

Internship: Year 4 and 5 (Consortium)

  • 50% of more child, adolescent, and/or family work that focuses on children or adolescents.

Field Placement

  • Year 3 Advanced Practicum – Child/Adolescent/Family (recommended)
  • Year 4 (non-Consortium) – open choice
  • Internship - no less than 50% child/adolescent/family

Doctoral Project

Clinical Psychology students who are completing an Area of Emphasis in the CFAR concentration will be required to complete a doctoral project in an area related to the content of the CFAR concentration. In general terms, this includes studies on children, adolescents or families, studies on services provided to children, adolescents, or families, or studies with a developmental perspective, i.e., considering how features of childhood or adolescence are associated with later functioning. Each doctoral project topic needs to be approved by the CFAR director.

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