Required Courses
CLI PY750 - The Ecology of Child Behavioral Health: Prevention, Intervention and Public Policy (credits: 3)
*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.

CLI PA604 - Psychological Assessment of Child and Adolescent Disorders (credits: 3)  - this course also qualifies as a CFAR elective

Two of the following 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) 
Others are approved by CFAR Concentration Director
** NP601 and NP670 together count as one CFAR elective. These courses are often required for CFAR students co-concentration in Neuropsychology. If you have questions about this special circumstance, please reach out to the CFAR Concentration Director.

Please note: These Major Area of Study requirements began with the cohort that entered in 2019.

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 One: Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Child/Adolescent Fieldwork
  • Attendance at CFAR meetings

Year One: Summer or Year Two: Summer

Year Two: Fall and Spring Semesters

Year Two: Summer

Year Three: Fall and Spring Semester

Year Three: Summer

  • CFAR-relevant electives

Year Four: (non-consortium): Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Remaining CFAR electives to total of 2
  • Open Choice Fieldwork

Internship: Year Four and Five (Consortium) or Year 5 (full-time)

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

Field Placement

  • Year 1 – primarily child/adolescent/family
  • Year 2 – primarily adult (does not include college counseling)
  • Year 3 - primarily 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 a Major Area of Study 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.

Additional Requirements

All CFAR Major Area of Study students in their first and second years are required to attend special meetings, largely didactic presentations and case presentations, scheduled once to twice per month.

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