The Applied Community Psychology Specialization

The Applied Community Psychology (ACP) Specialization consists of 17 units of focused coursework and training for professional roles in community settings, using applied community psychology skills to empower community members and ameliorate social problems.

The ACP Specialization: 

  • Prepares students to engage as MFT professionals in a wide variety of community-based activities designed to empower community members and ameliorate social problems
  • Provides training for MFT careers working with schools, nonprofit organizations, community development programs and mental health service providers, providing program development and evaluation, consultation, cross-discipline collaboration, psycho-educational programs and in-service training
  • Includes courses for theoretical orientation and skill development, clinical training in community-oriented settings, and an individually designed field study project in an area of choice 
  • Offers ACP core classes on Wednesday evenings and ACP workshops on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sundays

ACP Specialization Requirements:

PSY 5450DCommunity Consultation & Collaboration3
PSY 5450EProgram Development and Evaluation3
PSY 5450FPrevention and Promotion3
PSY 5750EPsychoeducational Groups and In-Service Training Development (Training Development)3
PSY 5120BField Study in Applied Community Psychology2
ACP Electives3

Note: Students in the MPIC Program may also complete the ACP Specialization.