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Applied Psychology

Applied Psychology

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Applied Psychology

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  1. Applied Psychology Penn State Harrisburg Graduate education in clinical and health psychology Clinical training in psychotherapy and health psychology Program began in Fall of 1994

  2. Applied Psychology Penn State Harrisburg Program faculty

  3. Professional Skill Development • Psychotherapy • Psychological assessment • Behavior therapy • Preventive program development • Research skills

  4. Distinguished Faculty • Nationally recognized scholars • Michael A. Becker, Ph.D. • Jacqueline Bichsel, Ph.D. • Thomas G. Bowers, Ph.D. • Barbara A. Bremer, Ph.D. • Richard M. Foxx, Ph.D. • Kimberly A. Schreck, Ph.D.

  5. Research Interests • Dr. Michael A. Becker • Social Psychologist • Interpersonal social behavior • Attraction and romantic relationships • Statistical and data analysis

  6. Research Interests • Dr. Jacqueline M. Bichsel • Cognitive psychologist • Visual memory • Imagery • Cognition and aging • Multivariate statistical methods

  7. Research Interests • Dr. Thomas G. Bowers • Clinical Psychologist • Attention disorders and learning disorders • Brain-behavioral relationships • Neuropsychology • Addictive behaviors

  8. Research Interests • Dr. Barbara A. Bremer • Health Psychologist • Memory functions in dialysis and transplant patients • Medical treatment and chronic illness • Quality of life and chronic illness • Breast cancer treatment and recovery

  9. Research Interests • Dr. Richard M. Foxx • Clinical Psychologist • Pediatric and developmental psychology • Management of aggressive behavior • Behavior management

  10. Research Interests • Dr. Kimberly A. Schreck • Child Clinical Psychologist • Autism • Assessment of children • Behavioral interventions with children • Mental retardation • Sleep disorders in children

  11. Admission Requirements • GPA of 3.0 or above (last two years) • Statistics completed (B or above) • Research methods (B or above) • 18 credits in psychology • Three letters of recommendation • GRE scores

  12. Admission Requirements • Promising candidates will be interviewed by two faculty members • Fall admission only

  13. Typical Program Schedule • Fall Semester – First Year • Psychopathology • Advanced Research Methods • Behavior Management

  14. Typical Program Schedule • Spring Semester – First Year • Clinical Health Psychology • Advanced Statistics • Tests and Measurements • Psychotherapy

  15. Typical Program Schedule • Fall Semester – Second Year • Practicum • Neuropsychological Assessment • Applied Social Psychology • Begin masters thesis

  16. Typical Program Schedule • Spring Semester – Second Year • Practicum • Elective • Masters thesis • Graduation!