College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Psychology

Required Courses

    • Phenomenology of the Face
    • Madness and Society
    • Desperate Styles
    • Issues in Psychotherapy
    • Ethics and Phenomenology
    • Therapeutic Communication
    • The World of the Clinic
    • Therapeutic Skills I: Listening


    The practicum grounds academic knowledge and reflection in practical experience. Students begin the practicum in their second year with an agency that matches their interests.

    • Placement in the same agency for a minimum of 9 months.
    • Direct supervision at the agency as well as small group supervision with faculty on campus.
    • Supervision includes detailed clinical analysis

    Integration Paper

    Second-year students complete an integration paper that combines personal reflection on experience with discussion of relevant literature.

    Electives, sample topics                  

    • Therapeutic Approach to Family
    • Working with Groups
    • Cross-cultural Dynamics
    • Gender
    • Play Therapy
    • Phenomenological Research
    • Self Psychology
    • Phenomenology of Therapeutic change
    • Hermeneutics: Interpretive Foundations of Non-Behavioral Psychology
    • Transference and Countertransference
    • The Healing Relationship

    Course requirements are maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

    Typical 2-year schedule: MAP 72 Credit Plan
    Frequently Asked Questions


  • Professor Steen Halling, one of the program's founders, discusses the practicum experience in the MAP program.