As a psychology major, students can add a clinical concentration with only a few additional courses. This concentration may appeal to students whose interest lie in the clinical and mental health fields or for graduate training in this area.
Who will I be learning from?
Dr. Larry Boehm earned his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Ohio University. His research interests include memory, decision making, and life satisfaction. Dr. Boehm has published several articles with student coauthors and has made numerous presentations with students at national and regional conferences. He teaches statistics, cognition, positive psychology, psychology and the law, among others.
Dr. Kathie Langen graduated from Wright State University in 1986 with a doctorate in clinical psychology. She has been practicing as a clinical psychologist since that time in various settings, including private practice. Dr. Langen teaches the clinical psychology classes including abnormal psychology, clinical and counseling, testing and personality theory.
Dr. Maria McLean received her doctorate in physiological psychology from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include behavioral neuroscience, resilience in first year and first generation college students, and undergraduate internships. Dr. McLean has collaborated with more than 150 student researchers on projects that have been presented at local, regional, and national conferences, and she has supervised more than 100 internships in locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.
Dr. Caitlin Powell graduated from University of Kentucky with her PhD in Experimental Psychology, with a concentration in Social/Personality Psychology. She has taught classes such as General Psychology, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality, Research Methods, and Statistics. Dr. Powell studies perceptions of morality, group identity, social comparisons, and social emotional processes. She regularly presents with her students at local, national, and regional conferences.
Where do alumni work or pursue advanced degrees?
Thomas More psychology students pursue a variety of advanced degrees, such as Psy. D., Ph.D., M.S.W., or M.Ed, in order to pursue counseling and other types of professional endeavors. Psychology graduates continue their students in programs across the United States, with many attending Xavier University, Spalding University, Wright State, and the University of Cincinnati. Our graduates find careers at a variety of institutions, such as the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, other local hospitals, mental health centers, and residential treatment centers.
What careers will be open to me?
Students be will be qualified to pursue a wide variety of paths in the helping professions, in private industry, or in graduate school. Keep in mind that a number of these careers require advanced degrees. Ninety percent of TMU psychology majors who apply to graduate schools are accepted.