Curriculum

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Change starts at the top. Be part of it.

Organizational Psychology Course Sequence

Students should take courses in the proper sequence to satisfy prerequisites for advanced courses and to prepare for practicum placements. Courses marked with an asterik (*) must be complete before beginning the practicum.

YEAR ONE
Fall Term
Term Credits = 10
Spring Term
Term Credits = 8
Summer Term
Term Credits = 10
* 200 Professional Development Seminar I
1 credit
* 201 Professional Development Seminar II
1 credit
* 203 Community Service Practicum II
1 credit
* 402 Introduction to Adlerian Psychology
3 credits
* 202 Community Service Practicum I
1 credit
* 472 Basic Intervention and Assessment Skills
3 credits
* 571 Foundations in Counselling and Organizational Consulting
3 credits
* 520 Theories of Psychotherapy
3 credits
* 546 Research Methods in Organizational Psychology
3 credits
* 641 Social Psychology and Individual Differences
3 credits
* 574 Principles of Industrial / Organizational Psychology
3 credits
* 580 Organizational Theory and Change Management
3 credits
YEAR TWO
Fall Term
Term Credits = 10
Spring Term
Term Credits = 9
Summer Term
Term Credits = 5
505 Professional Development, Issues and Ethics
3 credits
548 Organizational Policy Frameworks and Dispute Resolution
3 credits
575 Executive Coaching / Consulting and Leadership Development
3 credits
547 Group Theory and Process
3 credits
549 M.A. Research Project in Organizational Psychology
3 credits
586 Organizational Psychology Practicum
1 credit
550 Preparation for the M.A. Research Project
1 credit
569 Lifestyle and Career Development
3 credits
588 Organizational Psychology Practicum Seminar
1 credit
671 Structural & Sociocultural Bases of Health and Dysfunction
3 credits
   


Practicum

An integral part of all master's programs at the Adler School is supervised field placements. Ongoing involvement in clinical activities at professional training sites, including Adler Community Health Services, provides an opportunity to apply and further develop the knowledge, skills, values, and competencies gained in coursework.

In your first year, the Community Service Practicum focuses on developing skills for community-based interventions, advocacy, social justice, and systemic interventions that benefit human welfare and well-being. A minimum of 150 clock hours of practicums is required.

In your second year, practicum focuses on developing competencies required for entry-level practice upon graduation. You must complete at least 350 hours in an organizational setting.

The Director of Clinical Training and Community Service will work with you to identify and approve clinical experiences. Because the focus is on integrating master's-level education with master's-level clinical training, the Adler School does not grant transfer credit for practicum credits earned elsewhere. Please refer to the Practicum Handbook for detailed information.