Students in the Clinical-Community (CLC) concentration seek training in both clinical and community psychology and aim to be eligible for clinical licensure following graduation. Dual enrollment is thus designed to provide a strengths-based, culturally competent approach to mental health and healthy development that emphasizes theory, research and practice at multiple levels of analysis – psychological, sociopolitical, and ecological. Dually enrolled CLC students receive training that is informed by the traditions of prevention and social justice in community psychology and by the focus on assessment and individualized mental health interventions in clinical psychology. In addition to being qualified for clinical licensure, dually enrolled students will receive training in the range of indirect services necessary for interventions at the institutional and community levels: consultation, program development and evaluation, social policy, and action research. Students accepted for dual enrollment participate in both the Clinical Psychology and Community Programs.
When applying to the Clinical-Community (CLC) concentration indicate ” CLC” in the application materials. Applicants are encouraged to review the Community and the Clinical program area pages for additional information.
The CLC concentration is jointly administered by the Community and Clinical program areas. Students participate in both the Clinical Psychology and Community Psychology program areas. Faculty in the Clinical and Community program areas can serve as primary advisors; a secondary advisor is assigned in most cases to ensure appropriate training in both areas.