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Clinical Psychology Concentration

Do you desire to minister to individuals and families who face personal challenges that impact their behavioral and mental health? Are you curious about the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders? Do you want to know how brains work and why brain functioning matters in a developmental and cultural context? If you wish to explore these questions in the context of faith, consider the clinical psychology concentration at Gordon College. Equally important to having a compassionate connection with their clients, clinical psychologists must deeply understand how brains work. Clinical psychologists must have excellent communication skills, including listening to their patients with compassion, consideration and understanding. 

Why study clinical psychology at Gordon?

You’ll have opportunities to become engaged in the campus and larger community by leading ministries and mission trips; mentoring others; doing research and giving presentations at psychology conferences; and participating in on-campus clubs, off-campus placements and internships in your area of interest. A low student-to-faculty ratio presents opportunities for mentorship and research, which is beneficial when applying for jobs and graduate school. 

What careers can I pursue with a clinical psychology concentration?

Clinical psychologists serve individuals, couples and families across the lifespan and populations from all ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. You may pursue a clinical psychology graduate program. Graduating with a clinical psychology concentration will prepare you to make significant contributions in a variety of careers, including:

  • Clinical or counseling psychology
  • Missions  
  • Church-based counseling 
  • Behavioral therapy 
  • Learning specialist  
  • Clinical research 
  • Mental health technician 
  • Sports psychology 
  • Cognitive coaching 

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Experiential learning in clinical psychology

Extend your learning through in-class experiences in the community, an off-campus internship, or take advantage of multiple opportunities to present and publish research as an undergraduate student—either by joining active faculty projects or carrying out your own.

Global Opportunities

Pack your bags and broaden your horizons through a Global Education program.


For more information contact:

Dr. Kaye Cook 
Department Chair 
Department of Psychology 
P 978 867 4402 

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