As a psychology major, students can add a clinical concentration with only a few additional courses. This concentration may appeal to students whose interests 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. Caitlin Powell graduated from the University of Kentucky with her Ph.D. 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.
Dr. Whitney Pugh graduated from Auburn University with her Ph.D. in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology with a concentration in the Psychology of Learning and Behavior. She has taught classes such as General Psychology, Learning, Biological Psychology, Lifespan Development, Educational Psychology, Motivation, Animal Behavior, and History of Ideas within Psychology. She is interested in the processes underlying fear learning, as well as the successful prevention and attenuation of pathological fear through behavioral interventions. Some of her current research interests include the effects that first order and second order conditioning have on causality judgments in humans.
Lauren Kleitz graduated from the University of Louisville with her M.S. in Experimental Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive and Developmental Sciences. She also holds a second M.S. in Customer Analytics from Xavier University. Her current research interests include user experience design, technology integration, and pedagogical effectiveness in online learning and other applied topics related to student success. Lauren teaches statistics, research methods, general psychology, and adult development and aging, among others.
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 Thomas More’s psychology majors who apply to graduate schools are accepted.