Direct Practice: Child/Adolescent Mental Health Specialization


Pattern of Enrollment

For all patterns of enrollment please see the Mandel School Office of the Registrar’s page on patterns of enrollment.

Child/Adolescent Mental Health Specialization

This specialization prepares students for community-based mental health practice. Particular attention is given to a biopsychosocial and developmental theoretical framework. A three-tiered public health conceptualization — primary, secondary, and tertiary — organizes student assessment and intervention knowledge, skills, and values. Primary assessment and intervention spotlight the strengths and weaknesses in community supports and mental health policy, the importance of community prevention techniques, and the amelioration of stigma. Secondary refers to specific individual, couple, and family psychosocial interventions and assessments. Tertiary focuses exclusively on psycho-educational interventions.

Field Placement Opportunities

Students complete their advanced field placements in a range of agencies, including mental health centers, hospitals, mental health clinics, and other community-based programs

The Child/Adolescent Mental Health Specialization is offered in the Full time program only.