M.S. Clinical Professional Development
The M.S. Program in Clinical Psychology offers the following venues for assisting our students as they navigate the many steps toward completing their degree requirements and building their careers.
During their first year of study, M.S. Clinical students are offered guidance regarding resume and cover letter writing, professional interview etiquette and strategies, as well as externship applications. At the end of their second year of study, students are offered individual Exit/Career Advising meetings, during which they can discuss their questions related to licensure plan and employment search.
Relevant Coursework: PSY 680 – Professional Roles & Clinical Competencies
Offered in the first summer session of the M.S. Clinical program, this two-credit course examines the varied professional roles and functions of the mental health professional. This course includes an orientation to professional issues and scope of practice, as well as professional preparation standards and credentialing. The course also addresses critical clinical competencies necessary for a successful externship experience.
Membership within psychological associations provides innumerable opportunities for networking, job connections and continuing education, while also enhancing your resume or CV. Below are links to only a portion of the many existing associations relevant to the fields of psychology and counseling, many of which have reduced membership rates for students.
Application and Interviewing Tips
Upon completing their degrees, IPS graduates have secured positions in a variety of settings, from private practice to dioceses to schools. With the mental health, counseling, and marriage and family therapy fields continuing to grow, the job market for our alumni is promising. The links below are a helpful starting point for your job search and preparations.
Job Search Links Resources