Agenda Item No. ________

Washburn University Board of Regents







SUBJECT: CHANGE IN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY



Description:

The Psychology Department is proposing the following changes in the requirements for the Masters of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Clinical Skills. Recent changes in the Kansas licensing law now allow masters level psychologists to engage in independent practice after passing a national test and obtaining additional supervised experience. The Department has decided to add a course specifically devoted to ethics, diversity and professional practice issues, PY560, so that students will be better prepared for such careers. In order to keep the program to 60 hours, they are dropping PY511 Design and Interpretation of Psychological Research. The content of this course will be distributed among PY501 Experimental Foundations I, PY502 Experimental Foundations II, and PY510 Intermediate Statistics.



The University Council approved the proposal on March 8, 2001.



The General Faculty approved the proposal April 25, 2001.

























FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS: No additional funding required.









RECOMMENDATION:

President Farley recommends Board of Regents approval of the change in requirements for te Master of Arts in Psychology.





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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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