Psychologists are finding themselves working collaboratively with physicians in addressing the mental health needs of their clients—including the use of medications in treating mental disorders. As a result, many states are taking steps to extend prescriptive authority to licensed psychologists that have received appropriate training.
In anticipation of state authorization, The Chicago School has partnered with the Illinois Psychology Association in developing the M.S. Clinical Psychopharmacology program.
The M.S. Clinical Psychopharmacology is a post-doctoral program that helps licensed or license-eligible clinical psychologists prepare for prescriptive authority. Increasing competencies in assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, this psychopharmacology program is designed to educate practitioners who wish to expand their scope of practice.
This 31-credit, psychopharmacology master’s program is aligned with the didactic curriculum of the 2009 American Psychological Association (APA) Recommended Postdoctoral Education and Training Program in Psychopharmacology.
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Clinical Anatomy and Integrated Science
This course is designed to emphasize the concepts and structures of human clinical anatomy. Students will receive lecture and/or lab instruction providing clinical anatomy terminology with general concepts of the musculoskeletal system, the organ systems of the thoracic and abdominal cavities, the vascular system, the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. A description of the functional properties of each of these areas is also discussed. The course is designed to provide the psychopharmacology student with a clinical anatomy perspective which they can integrate into their basic science studies of physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, neuroscience and clinical studies.