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Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Clinical Psychology Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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The primary objective of the clinical psychology certificate program is to prepare graduates for successful admission into and progress through a clinical psychology doctoral program. Courses are taught at the doctoral level, building knowledge of clinical psychology and psychotherapy, while enhancing critical thinking and scholarly writing skills and the academic credits earned may be transferred into a variety of graduate programs. Mastery of these skills is essential to position one’s self as a strong candidate for a rigorous clinical psychology program.

The program also prepares students for the types of jobs that are typically available to graduates with a BA or BS in psychology.  For example, graduates of the program may apply for psychology jobs with titles such as:

  • Case manager
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Psychiatric or mental health technician
  • Behavioral specialist

Graduates are also able to apply for jobs in related fields that use psychology skills (interpersonal skills, research and writing skills), such as:

  • Probation officer
  • Library assistant
  • Business manager
  • Personnel assistant, and human resources assistant

In addition, because the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Psychology is a graduate-level certificate, students are prepared for more advanced jobs in the field, similar to those obtained by graduates of a master’s degree program. For example, graduates of the program may apply for jobs with titles such as:

  • Research associate
  • Research lab director
  • Project manager
  • Grant writer
  • Academic advisor
  • Career counselor

For students admitted into Fielding’s clinical psychology doctoral program  or general psychology doctorate  12 credits will articulate .


Required Coursework:

Effective date: 09/01/2015 

Term 2:

Term 3:

Total Semester Credits: 28

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