Applied Experience in Psychology (493)

This course provides a means of engaging in applied work in psychology. By working in a community agency, school, hospital or other social service or psychology institution, you will gain first-hand experiences that will enhance your understanding of psychology.This course consists of: working in an unpaid placement for six hours a week for 14 weeks, receiving feedback from a trained supervisor at your placement, participating in class each week, completing weekly reflection papers, and a final class project.

Students will meet weekly with the instructor but will spend most of their “class time” at their internship

Students wishing to register for this course should contact the instructor as soon as the schedule becomes available (i.e., before or right when registration begins).  The instructor will walk the student through the process of registering and setting up an internship placement.

The learning objectives of this course are consistent with the goals of the department. Course activities are designed to assess these learning objectives. Upon successful completion of this course, you should:

  • Have a better understanding of the relations between psychological theory and practice.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of what an applied job in the field of psychology entails
  • Increase personal awareness of your own interest in pursuing a career in psychology.
  • Understand how to pursue a career in psychology through graduate school training.