CJ Fleming and colleagues publish paper on undergraduate mental health curriculum

Clinical psychologists at Elon and similar institutions consider needs for the pre-mental health curriculum through survey research.

Assistant Professor of Psychology CJ Fleming

As a part of a special interest group for clinical psychologists at liberal arts colleges, Associate Professor of Psychology CJ Fleming and a group of collaborators are considering the need for specific competency specifications as a part of the undergraduate psychology curriculum.

Much like the pre-med and pre-health students who have specific course and experience requirements, students in pre-mental health careers are also expected to meet specific requirements, but these are not often articulated clearly. This research group surveyed master’s- and doctoral-level faculty to investigate what each type of graduate program expects and how current undergraduates stack up agains these expectations.

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