James Madison University

Special Features of the Program

Special features of the JMU School Psychology Program include:

  • Field experiences from day one
  • Cultural training infused in all coursework
  • 3 course assessment sequence
  • Year-long practicum in a school setting
  • Practicum experience at campus clinics
  • Intervention/prevention coursework in consultation, psychotherapy and behavioral approaches
  • Neuropsychology course
  • Applied research project
  • Broad range of internship sites nationally

Our program values:

  • Supportive and collaborative training atmosphere
  • Integrated theoretical framework for practice
  • Small class size to maximize mentoring and advising
  • Commitment to cultural competence
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Effective interpersonal relationships
  • Data-oriented problem solving
  • Understanding children within a systems context, including the family, the school, and the socio-cultural environment
  • Assessment for intervention
  • Community service
  • Professional service and well being