My name is Jordan Jennings. I am the Graduate Student Director of Outreach for Washburn University’s Clinical Psychology Master’s Program.
Undergraduate students are often unaware about the career opportunities available to them as a master’s level therapist. Please let students and faculty in your department know about the upcoming FREE INFORMATION SESSION about our Masters in Clinical Psychology Program at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
The information session will be held in-person and via Zoom on Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 2pm. Students will talk with our Chair of the Department, Dr. Cindy Turk, our Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Dave Provorse, and speak with current graduate students. They will also learn about career opportunities in psychology at the master’s level. Using a master’s program as preparation for a doctoral program will also be discussed.
Students can register for the event at:
Once students register for the event, they will be emailed an itinerary and a link to access the Zoom if they are attending virtually.
About Washburn’s Clinical Psychology Program
Upon completion of the program, graduates can immediately apply for a temporary license as an LMLP (licensed master’s level psychologist) in Kansas. This license allows graduates to secure employment as a therapist within an organization like a community mental health center right away.
Most of our students work as therapists after graduation. However, each year, about 20% of graduating students go on to a doctoral program. These students tell us that our master’s program provided them with excellent preparation for doctoral work.
Reasons to Consider Washburn’s Clinical Psychology Program
1. Training in the Psychological Service Clinic: Unlike most master’s programs, our students begin providing therapy to clients in our on-campus training clinic during their 2nd semester of training. Training clinics like ours are more typical of doctoral training rather than master’s level training. Through our clinic, our students receive clinical supervision from the same faculty who teach their courses, creating a seamless connection between what is learned in coursework and clinical training experiences.
2. Applied Experience: You will have a large number of internship sites to choose from for your off-campus clinical training. We guarantee you an internship.
3. Academic Excellence: The Washburn Clinical Psychology Program is a rigorous program that emphasizes training students in the empirically supported treatments highly valued by employers. Our graduate classes are small (10 – 12 students) so that you can get highly personalized feedback as you develop your knowledge base and clinical skills.
4. Funding: The psychology department is able to provide financial support for some students. Teaching assistantships with associated annual stipends of approximately $3,000 are awarded to four outstanding incoming students. Outstanding returning students are eligible for similar stipends and research assistant positions. We offer funding for supervised research projects and associated conference travel. We facilitate students obtaining employment at various mental health facilities in the area that allow our graduate students to work a flexible schedule.
5. The Topeka Community: As the capital city of Kansas, Topeka is in the center of the United States and the heart of the Midwest. You’ll find the best in Midwestern hospitality with the vibrant atmosphere of a city on the rise. Topeka offers top-rated attractions, including a thriving arts community, diverse outdoor adventures, numerous historic and architectural attractions and unique shopping and dining options. Topeka is a short drive from Lawrence and Kansas City.
Students can also visit our website washburn.edu/psychology for further information and to apply.
Students may also set up individual campus visits if they are considering our program.