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CLU MSCP Orientation 2020

CLU MSCP Orientation 2020

The Fall 2020 orientation presentation for the CLU MS in Clinical Psychology Program.


Jamie D. Bedics, PHD, ABPP

August 21, 2020


  1. MS in Clinical Psychology: New Student Orientation 1 Program Director:

    Jamie Bedics, PhD, ABPP
  2. 2 Congratulations!

  3. 3

  4. 4 A few words about 2020 We are committed to

    giving you the best education, safely. CLU acknowledges the reality of historically marginalized people. CLU’s commitment is to expand inclusivity, uplift those who have been marginalized, and teach from a worldview that embraces diversity.
  5. 5

  6. 6 1. Name 2. Hometown 3. Career Interests 4. Hobby/Self-Care

    Introductions Breakout Rooms
  7. Research Clinical Goal of the MS in Clinical Psychology Program

  8. 8 1. Coursework • Psychopathology • Behavioral Clinical Methods •

    DBT Skills Training • Clinical and Research Ethics Evidence Based Clinical Practice • Exploratory Data Analysis • Research Methods • Regression • Psychometric Theory • Hierarchical Linear Modeling • Program Evaluation Advanced Training in Statistics and Research Methods
  9. 9 1. Exploratory Data Analysis (3) 2. Psychopathology (3) 3.

    Research Methods (3) 1. Regression (3) 2. Psychometrics (3) 3. Behavioral Clinical Methods (3) 1. DBT Skills Training (2) 2. Clinical and Research Ethics (2) Fall Spring Summer Cohort Model Year 1
  10. 10 Year 2 1. Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3) 2. Specialization

    Part 1 (3) 3. Choose • Research Practicum (Optional) (3) • Elective (if taking comps) (3) 1. Specialization Part 2 (3) 2. Program Evaluation (3) 3. Thesis Units (Optional 3) or Comps Fee Fall Spring
  11. 11 Specializations 1. Meta-Analysis (Fall; 3) 2. Structural Equation Modeling

    (Spring; 3) Fall and Spring of Second Year 1. DBT Basics (Fall; 3) or petition for other course 2. Suicide Assessment and Management (Spring;3) or petition for other course or Clinical Emphasis Quantitative Emphasis
  12. 12 Coursework Tips • Courses are offered Monday through Thursday*

    • 4:00PM - 6:50PM or 7:00PM - 9:50PM* • Thousand Oaks Only • Parking and Time Logistics • Grades above a B- are passing. • Give yourself time to read the material. • Time management is an essential skill in graduate work • Throw yourself into it. Preparation
  13. MSCP: Beyond Coursework Research Clinical Finding balance to reach your

  14. MSCP: Clinical Training Clinical • Since there is no clinical

    practicum, students are encouraged to find a job or volunteer opportunity in a clinical setting.
  15. Research 1. Independent Research Project/Thesis 2. Faculty Mentored Research MSCP

  16. Research 1. Independent Research/ Thesis • Find one empirical article

    that captures your passion • Treat the author as a virtual mentor • Consider replication as a primary goal • Consider how you can adapt to answer similar questions but from a different angle at CLU • PSYC 564 is the time to begin your literature review Focus Goals
  17. An Exemplar

  18. Review the thesis manual

  19. Research 2. Faculty Mentored Research • Assist faculty in their

    existing research regardless of your interest in their area of study Benefits: A quality letter of recommendation; learning about an unrelated area can improve your thinking in areas that you are passionate about. Bonus: Conference attendance or support in conducting your own research project (thesis or otherwise)
  20. 20 Professional Identity Festival of Scholars • Western Psychological Association

    • Association for Psychological Science • American Psychological Association APA Conference Join and Attend
  21. 21 Structure of the Graduate School of Psychology Ugrad Psyc:

    Diriwachter Sell Gerson Kocur Park PSYD: Casas Twyford Sharma Dominick Tarle Rolon-Arroyos Banker Hooper New Person El Bassiouny Kissinger Program Specialist: MengMeng (Lora) Liu GSOP Dean: Dr. Rick Holigrocki MSCP: Bedics MFT: Simmons
  22. Research 2. Faculty Mentored Research Dear Dr. <NAME>, My name

    is <NAME> and I’m a first year student in the MS in Clinical Psychology Program at CLU. I was reading through your background and was very interested in <topic> and <topic>. I was curious if you, or any of your graduate students, need any assistance in the upcoming year? I’d be happy to help in anyway. Thank you, <Name> Professional Email
  23. 23 Professionalism

  24. 24 • Learning how to be a professional is an

    important part of your ongoing success. • Professionalism is an area of growth for all of us and not something traditionally taught. • Unprofessional behavior is more memorable than receiving an “A” in a class. Professionalism
  25. 25 1. Avoid silently suffering. 2. Avoid loudly suffering. Avoid

    making others miserable by unnecessarily complaining or gossiping with judgmental language. 3. Not all courses or assignments are what you like or prefer. Manage your expectations and throw yourself into the assignments. 4. Practice self-care during the program. Professionalism Manage Anxiety
  26. 26 • You are being evaluated throughout the program and

    Dr. Bedics reviews your performance every semester • If there are problems, you will be invited to talk with Dr. Bedics to improve your experience in the program and increase your chances for success. Please feel free to make an appointment with Dr. Bedics at anytime Professionalism
  27. 27 • Come prepared to discuss! • Read all material,

    take notes. • Attend on time and leave on time (including from breaks) • If going to be late, email instructor. • Challenge yourself to participate • Assume formality “Dr. …” • If sick, email your instructor and let them know. It’s fine to miss class. Just communicate to us. 1. Classroom
  28. 28 Problem: Easy to sit back, not participate. Solution: Challenge

    yourself to ask at least one question in class. Come prepared with a question. 1. Classroom • Advice: An important skill is to be able to share your perspective and your thinking. You have a perspective that nobody else has and it is valued. • An additional skill is to be able to listen to and validate your peers (even if you disagree). • “and” instead of “but”
  29. 29 • Take notes to keep your mind engaged •

    Turn of other web-browsers • Keep phone out of reach
  30. 30 • We keep video on unless we are recording.

    When recording you can turn video off • Our participation in class is protected by particular privacy laws. Do not record. If you need additional assistance talk to the professor. • Try to find a private, quiet place
  31. 31 • We keep video on unless we are recording.

    When recording you can turn video off • Our participation in class is protected by particular privacy laws. Do not record. If you need additional assistance talk to the professor. • Try to find a private, quiet place
  32. 32 Problem: Rushing yourself and reading last minute. Solution: •

    Schedule reading time • Be an active reader, highlight, take notes. • You might have to read a couple of times. • Make it fun and learn how to reward yourself. • Throw yourself into it. • We read a lot 1. Classroom • The readings are at the doctoral level which means sometimes technical and sometimes very philosophical
  33. 33 Coursework Tips Textbook: Throw yourself into it! • They

    are meant to be resources for future work Before Class After Class
  34. 34 Coursework Tips Schedule your free time!

  35. Next Steps

  36. 36 Next Steps: To-Do • Do a self-assessment on what

    can get in the way of you getting the most out of: • Coursework • Independent Research Time • Implement the plan and practice • Schedule reading times • Reward yourself when you completed your goal
  37. 37 Future Career Options • Clinical Psychology (PhD or PsyD)

    • Education Psychology (PhD) • Counseling Psychology (PhD) • Public Health (PhD) • Social/Developmental/Personality (PhD) • Administrative work that requires statistics and evaluation of clinical care
  38. 38 Staying Connected

  39. 39 1. Faculty Appointments • Appointments need to made

    at least 3-days in advance.
  40. 40 1. Faculty Appointments • • Appointments need to

    made at least 3-days in advance
  41. 41 1. Staff Appointments

  42. 42 2. Pizza Advising Meeting 1. End of first Semester

    2. End of first year
  43. 43 Graduate Psychology Community Stay Connected

  44. 44 MSCP Community

  45. 45 Bookstore

  46. 46 Pearson Library • Henri Mondschein 1. Reserve a

    study room 2. R is on the computers 3. You can get almost anything you want.
  47. 47 Writing Center 1. Easy on-line appointments 2. Some events

    3. Tips and advice are always valuable for graduate students
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  49. 49 CLU Amenities Forrest Fitness Center Free Classes! • Yoga

    • Zumba • Pilates
  50. 50 Habit at the Centrum CLU Amenities Dining at CLU

    Ullman Commons & Ullman-to-Go
  51. 51 CLU Amenities Quiet Time Chapel and Meditation Room Pearson

    Library Wildwood Park
  52. 52 CLU Amenities Bell House Graduate Psychology 1. Hang out

    in the group room 2. Make a meal or keep your food in the fridge 3. Hang out on the back lawn or on the porch 4. Just be prepared to move if the room is reserved; no photo copying or printing; food is for staff.
  53. 53 Good Luck! Full Slides at: ؤுͬͯʂ Bonne Chance!

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