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SCHOOL OF

PSYCHOLOGY

PHD - MASTER’S - CERTIFICATE

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School of Psychology The School of Psychology pioneered a distance education model comprised of blended and distributed learning that has served adult professionals for over thirty years. By creating flexible opportunities for individuals with career, family, and community responsibilities to achieve their advanced educational goals, Fielding’s community of scholar-practitioners helps define the future of psychology at every level-from theory to practice and research.

DEGREE OPTIONS Earning our doctorate in Clinical Psychology includes online and in-person seminars and residential sessions, as well as research and clinical training experiences. Our PhD offers a master’s along the way, as well as the option to specialize in some of the most exciting growth areas of psychology: § Forensic Psychology § Health Psychology § Neuropsychology § Social Justice & Diversity The Media Psychology doctorate is the first of its kind in a School of Psychology, offering a nonclinical PhD degree with a master’s conferred along the way. The program focuses on understanding the relationships between media and behavior and offers optional concentrations in: § Emerging Media: how social media and the Internet have transformed society § Neuromarketing: the psychological impact of media on consumers § Transmedia Storytelling: engaging customers and audiences across media technology platforms § Audience Engagement: the psychology of finding and engaging your audience § Global Media: media effects on society, individuals, and cultures § Positive Psychology: how media can be used for socially constructive purposes. In addition, students may structure their elective choices to fulfill concentrations offered by School of Leadership Studies doctoral programs. For the full list of concentration offerings, see Doctoral Concentrations. The online Master of Arts in Media Psychology prepares individuals to use and create media with an understanding of how media impacts human behavior.


PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE OPTIONS Postdoctoral certificates in Neuropsychology and Respecialization in Clinical Psychology provide advanced training and specialization for those who have already achieved their doctoral degree. The Clinical Psychology Postbaccalaureate Certificate develops and strengthens foundational skills and knowledge areas essential to gaining acceptance into a rigorous doctoral program in clinical psychology. Media Psychology Certificate (with emphases) This 3-course, online certificate is designed for professionals who want to apply psychological theory and research to the use, impact, and development of media and technology. Students gain theory and practice of how media affects individuals and cultures and how media can be used for socially constructive purposes. They create applied solutions for sustainable change. A certificate in Media Psychology allows students to choose between an emphasis in Brand Psychology & Audience Engagement or Media Neuroscience.


Clinical Psychology The PhD in Clinical Psychology program is strongly aligned with the university’s mission to create a more humane, just, and sustainable world, and the university’s values that include academic excellence, community, diversity, and social justice. Consistent with these values, a core mission of our program is to foster inclusion of students from under-represented populations. These populations include students living in small communities, rural, or remote locations of the United States, students currently in the military or spouses of military members, adult learners with families, and students whose ongoing participation in their current communities cannot be halted for doctoral study elsewhere. These are student populations who are often unable to enter the field through preparation at a traditional university campus, yet these are the future psychologists for which the discipline and profession has expressed an urgent need. In addition, our program aims to graduate entry level scholar-practitioner psychologists who bring social justice values to their work as licensed health service professionals. Consistent with this overarching aim, we have four specific aims for our students, which must be achieved by the time of graduation. 1. Students will demonstrate doctoral-level discipline specific knowledge that represents the scientific and theoretical knowledge areas of the discipline of psychology (i.e., history and systems of psychology and the affective, biological, cognitive, developmental, and social bases of behavior). 2. Students will demonstrate doctoral-level conceptualization, evaluation, analysis, and integration of discipline-specific knowledge across the curriculum. 3. Students will demonstrate doctoral-level ability to understand and critique research; design, conduct, analyze, and communicate theoretically informed research; and conduct research in a manner that is culturally sensitive and consistent with legal code and ethical standards, including the APA ethics code. 4. Students will demonstrate doctoral-level competence in the professionwide competencies, including conducting evidence-based diagnosis, assessment, and psychotherapy; and applying theory and research to develop case conceptualizations, treatment plans, and interventions that are consistent with legal and ethical standards and individual and cultural diversity factors.


PROGRAMS Serving adults, many of whom who have trained or worked in the mental health field, our unique distributed learning model blends the best of face to face learning opportunities with digital formats. Faculty are active scholars and practitioners with a wide variety of expertise, which allows us to offer specialized concentrations and training in a variety of therapeutic orientations.

DEGREE PROGRAMS PhD, Clinical Psychology (with optional concentrations)

Fielding’s doctoral program in clinical psychology requires intensive face-toface contact at the new student orientation, local professional development seminars, clinical and research sessions, psychological assessment labs, and national sessions. Additional face-to-face training occurs in clinical practicum placements and research training. Electronically-mediated forms of learning deepen the interactions between students and faculty and reduce the geographical distances in a distributed educational program.

OPTIONAL CONCENTRATIONS: §

Health Psychology prepares students to interpret current research and integrate knowledge from the social sciences and behavioral medicine into a broad conceptual model of health and health systems.

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Neuropsychology provides the essential academic, scientific, and clinical training to prepare the student for additional training at the internship and postdoctoral level.

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Parent-Infant Mental Health prepares students to interpret and

integrate current research and knowledge from the social sciences and behavioral medicine to enhance the quality of life for parents and their young children.

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Social Justice and Diversity develops specialized training with

regard to psychotherapy, diagnosis, assessment, and research in clinical psychology from the lens of social justice and diversity in clinical practice.


Fielding’s doctoral program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. It is the only distributed learning program recognized by the APA. The Psychology PhD serves adults, many of whom who have trained or worked in the mental health field. Our unique distributed learning model blends the best of in-person learning opportunities with digital formats. Earning your doctorate in Clinical Psychology includes online and in-person seminars, meetings with faculty and other students in your region, weeklong residential sessions, as well as research and clinical training experiences. The unique mix of online and residential learning provides flexible opportunities for individuals with career, family, and community responsibilities to achieve their advanced educational goals. Faculty are active scholars and practitioners with a wide variety of expertise, making it possible to offer training in a variety of therapeutic orientations and specialized concentrations in some of the most exciting growth areas of psychology. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and leaders in health care, and nonprofits.

I wanted the personal style, the small classes, the closeness to the faculty, the ability to self-direct my research. I could communicate with any student in my cluster day and night. James Schiller, PhD Alumnus

DOCTORAL CONCENTRATIONS § Forensic Psychology § Health Psychology § Neuropsychology § Parent-Infant Mental Health § Social Justice and Diversity


MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE The clinical psychology degree is designed to be completed in five to six years. Additional requirements include residency, professional development seminars, and research practicum.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: R Bachelor’s Degree R Minimum GPA of 3.0 R Online Application Form R Curriculum Vitae (CV) R Statement of Purpose R Critical Thinking Writing Sample R 3 Letters of Recommendation R Official Transcript

PROGRAM DELIVERY § Asynchronous online courses § 4 day in-person orientation § Professional development seminars*

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* Students, faculty, and alumni come together in small, regional, or virtual learning groups called professional development seminars. Regular professional development seminar attendance is required early in the program as part of the residency requirement. To learn more about professional development seminar locations and the program residency requirements contact admissions.

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Postbac Certificate in Clinical Psychology Fielding’s online Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Psychology program helps you build your skills and positions you to be a strong candidate for doctoral programs in psychology. You will work closely with faculty to master the knowledge and skills needed to enter and succeed in a clinical psychology doctoral program. These include: critical thinking; scholarly writing; knowledge of psychology and clinical psychology; statistics; and research methodologies. Designed to be completed in one year, the six-course program plus research lab, builds your knowledge of clinical psychology and psychopathology while enhancing critical thinking and scholarly writing skills. You will also increase your ability to answer scholarly questions using statistical and research methods. All courses are taught at the graduate level, and academic credits earned may be transferable into a variety of graduate programs. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and leaders in health care, and nonprofits.

This program gave me the skills and confidence I needed to be a successful doctoral student. David Alaniz PhD Student, Clinical Psychology


MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE The Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Psychology is designed to be completed in one year.

PROGRAM BENEFITS § Improve your chances for acceptance into a clinical PhD program § Obtain hands-on research experience § Master skills in academic writing and research § Expand your knowledge of psychology

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: R Bachelor’s Degree R Minimum GPA of 3.0 R Online Application Form R Curriculum Vitae (CV) R Statement of Purpose R 3 Letters of Recommendation R Official Transcript

PROGRAM DELIVERY

§ Position yourself as a strong applicant

§ Asynchronous online courses

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§ WSCUC accredited § Accomplished and collaborative faculty

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§ Integrate work and graduate study

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Postdoc Certificate in Neuropsychology Fielding’s Postdoctoral Certificate in Neuropsychology program provides psychologists with formal instruction in neuropsychological foundations, theories, and assessments in preparation for practice as a neuropsychologist. Our curriculum provides a broad foundation in the latest theory and research in brain-behavior relationships and training in how to conduct a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation. Throughout the program, the careful study of patients with various neuropathological disorders develops clinical skills and knowledge related to understanding the interaction among psychosocial, neurological, and medical factors impacting the patient’s functioning and development of treatment strategies. Students and faculty meet one weekend a month, 10 months a year, in cluster groups located in New York City and Southern California. Most students complete the program in two years and spend an average of 5 to 10 hours a week on their studies in addition to their clinical activities. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and leaders in health care, and nonprofits.

Fielding Faculty: Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD, ABPP/ABCN Dr. Goldberg is adjunct faculty in the School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, and a clinical professor in the Department of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine. He is particularly renowned for his scientific contributions to neuropsychological theory, dynamic aspects of functional cortical organization, frontal lobes, hemispheric specialization, and memory as well as for his innovative diagnostic and rehabilitative methods.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

PROGRAM DELIVERY

§ Expand your practice and increase your income

§ 10 in-person weekend sessions per year

§ Complete many requirements toward board certification


MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE Students complete one course per term.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: R PhD, PsyD, or EdD in Psychology R Minimum GPA of 3.0 R Online Application Form R Curriculum Vitae (CV) R Psychologist License or Certificate R Official Transcript

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Postdoc Respecialization in Clinical Psychology Fielding’s Postdoctoral Respecialization in Clinical Psychology Certificate program provides the academic and clinical coursework and supervised clinical training that prepares you for licensure in most states. Entering students must hold a PhD in a specific nonclinical discipline of psychology such as social, developmental, or organizational psychology. Course work is completed through a combination of online, virtual, and in-person activities. This coursework informs your hands-on clinical training that includes a minimum of 1520 hours of practicum training and a year long internship. The program includes three years of classes and training followed by internship. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and leaders in health care, and nonprofits.

Fielding Graduate University has allowed me to achieve my educational goals and maintain balance in my life by allowing me to focus on both personal and professional ambitions. Dara Goldyne, PhD Psychologist, Acacia Counseling & Wellness Alumna

PROGRAM BENEFITS § Have support from a local faculty and student group located in your geographic region § Aligned with the APA § Option to specialize in high-growth concentrations areas § Work with faculty members who are skilled clinicians and scholar-leaders

PROGRAM DELIVERY § Synchronous and asynchronous online and in-person courses


MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE Fielding’s Respecialization in Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Certificate is designed to be completed in 4 years. .

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: R PhD in Non-Clinical area of Psychology R Minimum GPA of 3.0 R Online Application Form R Curriculum Vitae (CV) R Statement of Purpose R 3 Letters of Recommendation R Official Transcript

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Media Psychology PHD, MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY Media psychologists study the impact of historical and emerging media as they influence individuals, groups, and cultures. Media psychology addresses issues of how people of many backgrounds experience, develop, and respond to technology and mediated communication. As the first doctoral degree in media psychology in the United States, this program produces graduates who are in demand for their unique skills. Media students and alumni put their education to work in fields such as journalism, entertainment, marketing, public relations, social media, social psychology, political psychology, software development, public policy, and education.

MA, MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY The master’s program in media psychology focuses on the use and misuse of digital media, particularly social and immersive media, and its impact on individuals, groups, and society. Students work with scholars and practitioners in a unique online environment where they explore both psychological theory and application design. Graduates of the master’s program are developing strategic and innovative careers in fields such as media communications; branding, social marketing and advertising; information design; public policy and advocacy; human service and healthcare; academia; and many more.

CT, MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY Fielding offers a 3-course, online certificate in Media Psychology designed for professionals in diverse fields. In today’s fast-changing world, psychological theory and research can be applied to enhance or analyze the impacts of emerging media, gauging its effects on individuals and cultures. You will analyze how media and technology can best be used for socially constructive ends; and gain practical knowledge, working to create applied solutions for sustainable change.

BE A PIONEER IN AN EMERGING FIELD The Fielding PhD in Media Psychology provides a comprehensive study in an emerging and exciting field. Media Psychology applies the psychology of human behavior and emotion to media and technology impact, design and distribution. Our students come from a variety of professional experiences and academic backgrounds with the common goal of applying psychological science to the media and technology landscape. From documentary filmmakers and educators to brand marketers and social advocates, students find their intellectual home in media psychology and leave equipped to achieve their goals and make a difference.


PROGRAMS Programs WHAT IS DIFFERENT? Media psychology starts with psychology. Where traditional communication, media studies, sociology, or psychology programs focus on process or isolate media from human experience, media psychology offers the answer to the ‘why,’ integrating the expertise of psychology with in-depth knowledge of media and technology. Students explore the ways in which cognition, emotion, and instinct can influence human responses to different media stimuli and alter technological impact. Students use these skills to anticipate consumption and use patterns, engagement, and access and look for leverageable solutions to global problems, from smart technology design to economic, social, and environmental impact.

WHAT WE DO Media psychologists are finding new roles across multiple domains. Fortune 100 companies, for example, increasingly recognize the need for applying media psychology to organizational communications, structure, products and strategy. Our graduates have innovated new roles working with companies like Mozilla, Fox Films, AT&T, Deutsche Telekom and Disney among others, as well as crafting new business and consulting opportunities and developing successful advocacy campaigns. Special projects within the program give students the opportunity to have real-life experience during the course of their education. Recent projects include partnering with the Department of Defense deconstructing the narrative, cognitive and neuroscience triggers of terrorism in the social space and developing brand-aligned corporate social responsibility programs for companies like Grub Hub. Students also participate alongside faculty and practitioners to present in forums such as Media Week, Digital Hollywood, and academic conferences such as the Pop Culture Association and the American Psychological Association. A recent student-faculty collaboration at the Pop Culture Association resulted in the publication of a book on the Fandom of Mad Men. Recent presentations at the American Psychological Association created multiple offers from publishers for books on brand psychology, immersive reality and media ethics.

BALANCE YOUR STUDIES WITH YOUR BUSY LIFE You don’t have to move or quit your job to study at Fielding. Coursework is offered in a distributed environment, making it possible for you to balance your studies with the demands of work, family, and community commitments. There are also plenty of opportunities to network and collaborate with faculty and peers both online and in-person.

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PhD, Media Psychology Fielding’s Media Psychology PhD prepares you to be a leader in this fast growing field. You will join students from a variety of professional experiences and academic backgrounds, from filmmakers, educators and marketers to social advocates and healthcare professionals, who come together to learn how to use the science of psychology with the power of media and technology. Media psychology is for change-makers. It starts with psychology, but it is an applied field. You will explore how human behavior, emotion, instinct, and perception can be put to work to make a difference. The program is designed so that your goals drive your educational path, whether it’s researching the impact of media and technology, designing effective applications, influencing attitudes or finding innovative solutions to global problems. The program has a low residency requirement (New Student Orientation, plus 64 contact hours). This includes participation alongside faculty and industry professionals in academic, professional, entertainment, and technology conferences world-wide. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and senior ranking specialists. From the more traditional senses of branding and tv programming, to the most immersive with virtual or augmented reality, media psychology allows me to concentrate on content development and media engagement in any field. Tunisha Singleton, PhD Founding Consulting Partner, Reality Science , LLC Alumna

PROGRAM DELIVERY § Both synchronous and asynchronous online courses § 3-4 day in-person orientation § 64 contact hours at special media events


MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE You can craft the doctoral program to balance your personal life and career while achieving your educational goals. The curriculum enables you to complete the program in just under 4 years, however, most students target between 4 to 6 years.

DOCTORAL CONCENTRATIONS You can individualize your program to emphasize specific interests and expand your professional expertise and opportunities through the media psychology concentrations. § Social Impact of Mobile Media and Immersive Technology § Positive Psychology and Media § Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement § Learn more about them at Fielding.edu/MediaConcentrations

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: R Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree R Minimum GPA of 3.0 R Online Application Form R Curriculum Vitae (CV) R Statement of Purpose R Critical Thinking Writing Sample R 2 Letters of Recommendation R Official Transcript

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MA, Media Psychology Fielding’s MA in Media Psychology is an online program that provides a practical framework for understanding media’s impact on individuals, groups, and society. In the dynamic media landscape, there is a growing need for professionals who are experts in how media influences human behavior, as well as how to create media and use it. In addition, there is a need for trained leaders to advise others on media creation, in order to affect positive social change. You can earn your master’s degree in this innovative field through our online Media Psychology program, while maintaining your professional career and living in your own community. Our program offers great flexibility and attention to your individual goals. Renowned for developing the first media psychology PhD program in the country, Fielding cultivates student engagement with major issues facing media and society today. You join a vibrant online community of scholars and professionals in pursuit of theoretical and practical understandings of: emerging media, neuromarketing, transmedia storytelling and brand psychology, audience engagement, global media, and positive psychology. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and senior ranking specialists. Returning to school by enrolling in one of Fielding’s online programs was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Not only was online learning surprisingly engaging, it gave me the opportunity to make lifelong friends from around the globe. Diana Graber, MA Founder, Cyberwise Alumna

PROGRAM BENEFITS § Learn to use and create traditional and emerging media

§ Understand the psychological impact of media on human behavior

§ Use media for advocacy and social impact


MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE Earn your Master’s in Media Psychology in as little as 16 months! The MA in Media Psychology program requires completion of 3 required courses, 6 electives, and a capstone project. Students can be full- or part-time.

BENEFITS OF FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY § WSCUC accredited § Distinguished and innovative faculty § Integrate career and graduate study

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: R Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree R Minimum GPA of 2.5 R Online Application Form R Résumé R Statement of Purpose R Official Transcript

PROGRAM DELIVERY Both synchronous and asynchronous online courses

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CT, Media Psychology Fielding’s Certificate in Media Psychology is a 3-course, online program designed for professionals in diverse fields. In today’s fast-changing world, psychological theory and research can be applied to enhance or analyze the impacts of emerging media, gauging its effects on individuals and cultures. You will analyze how media and technology can best be used for socially constructive ends; and gain practical knowledge, working to create applied solutions for sustainable change. Students will focus their studies on either Media Neuroscience or Brand Psychology & Audience Engagement. Emphasis in Media Neuroscience. The online Certificate in Media Psychology with an Emphasis in Media Neuroscience reveals new research modalities that help to understand and predict the effectiveness of stimuli on the brain. This certificate is designed for professionals of varied backgrounds who want to learn and apply persuasion theories based on ground-breaking neuromarketing research. Emphasis in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement. The online Certificate in Media Psychology with an Emphasis in Brand Psychology and Audience Engagement is ideal for social change agents and people working in advertising, marketing, and business communications—where a product or concept must be clearly communicated for maximum impact. Our graduates are leaders in their chosen professions. They are top executives, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, consultants, and senior ranking specialists.

This program was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in gaining a new perspective and competitive edge on how to effectively communicate in today’s digital environment. Olga Valentin, Alumna


MODEL CURRICULUM SEQUENCE Fielding’s Certificate in Media Psychology is designed to be completed in one year, or less if full-time.

BENEFITS OF FIELDING GRADUATE UNIVERSITY § WSCUC accredited § Distinguished and innovative faculty

PROGRAM DELIVERY § Asynchronous online courses

TUITION & FEES

§ Integrate career and graduate study

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R Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree R Minimum GPA of 2.5 R Online Application Form R Official Transcript

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The Fielding Advantage Fielding is internationally known for high-quality graduate education delivered with flexibility and respect for the needs of our learners. Where we shine in this mission is our ability to build a strong scholarly community — intellectually engaged and designed to help you put your scholarship skills into practice. Katrina Rogers, PhD President, Fielding Graduate University

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