A new Psychology Course will help bring more Mental Health Services to the area.
West Texas A&M is now offering a new 60-credit hour clinical psychology track that will prepare students to become licensed psychological associates.
“LPAs can, under supervision, provide psychotherapy and group therapy, administer psychological assessments and work with children and adults to alleviate mental health and behavioral problems,” said Dr. Mun Yee Kwan, assistant professor of psychology. “This is an especially significant step because the demand for psychological services in the Panhandle region exceeds the supply of professionals. New LPAs can help fill that gap and better serve the mental health needs of the Panhandle.”
Those interested in the program must have completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a substantial equivalent and should apply to the WT Graduate School.
The program is designed to be completed in three years with the last two semesters include a practicum, where students are placed at an organization, agency or private practice to gain hands-on experiences with psychological work.
For additional information on requirements and the program, contact Kwan at 806-651-2622 or [email protected]