SARAFINA ROBINSON ‘16 M.A.
Studies and community involvement fuel a passion to make change.
Due to the predicted snowstorm moving through our area beginning late this evening through tomorrow and the potential for very hazardous driving conditions, all in-person classes tomorrow, Saturday, January 29, will transition to being held on-line or remotely.
Additional information on the virtual format for each class will be provided directly by your individual instructor.
Faculty have been asked to prepare for Online or Remote sessions in the event of in-person meeting cancellations. These options will be determined by the Faculty member and all questions should be directed to the Faculty teaching each course section. Faculty also have been asked to be very understanding and accommodating of the individual situations of their students who may have difficulty managing these alternative online or remote class meetings on short notice.
The COVID-19 Booster clinic scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to Sunday.
Campus services for residential students will be operating on modified schedules tomorrow. Separate messages will be sent from the Peterson Library, the Beckerman Recreation Center, and Dining Services regarding their operational status. All schedule modifications can also be found on MyCharger. Residential students should be prepared to move their vehicles when instructed to do so to facilitate snow clearing operations.
Please note that only those employees, as previously determined by their respective department leaders, should report to campus unless otherwise directed by their supervisor. All other employees should continue to fulfill the requirements of their role remotely.
Students who live in the community and have vehicles must follow the local snow parking orders or their vehicles will be ticketed and towed. West Haven has issued a snow emergency prohibiting on-street parking from 8 p.m. this evening through 8 a.m. Sunday. Please visit the City of West Haven website for more information.
As we begin the Spring 2022 semester, the University has made several recent announcements:
Please read these announcements,and full Spring 2022 information, at the following links:Spring 2022 Info and Policies COVID-19 Dashboard COVID-19 Overview
The University of New Haven offers one of the oldest graduate programs in community psychology in the country. For more than 40 years, we have successfully prepared graduates for professional careers in mental health and related human services fields.
We provide a distinctive applied psychology education. We offer four program concentrations – community mental health, community research and evaluation, program development, and forensic psychology – that enable our students to tailor the curriculum to meet their individual needs and professional goals.
You’ll learn to apply different psychological and social sciences theories and approaches to understand and impact the complex forces that influence individual and community behavior and well-being.
The program allows students to simultaneously complete their degree, obtain practical experience, work full-time or part-time, and meet financial obligations. Full-time students can complete the program in two years, and classes are offered during evening hours to accommodate working students.
Our alumni have held leadership positions in youth services bureaus, community centers, child development programs, municipal services, state agencies, healthcare systems community action programs, and advocacy organizations.
Graduates of our program are well-prepared to pursue doctoral work in community psychology, clinical psychology, and related fields. Students planning on pursuing a doctoral program may elect to write a thesis as part of their program of study.
"The Community Psychology program's small size made me feel that my professors and peers really knew me, which made me feel I was an integral part of the classroom. "
- Kathryn Thamsen '18
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
Studies and community involvement fuel a passion to make change.
Education in psychology and criminal justice leads to opportunity with government partner.
Understanding what needs to change — and then knowing how to change it.
A calling to help at-risk youth leads to advocacy work and the chance to help reform State programs.
Dedicated professors and a critical community need inspire a future victim advocate.
A love for Community-Clinical services leads to plans for a future mentorship program for current students and alumni.
We want you to have a good idea of your job potential, so we keep tabs — on how many recent graduates are employed in the field and how, in their estimation, our program positioned them for success. The survey results below give you the inside story.
of 2021 graduates surveyed are currently employed in the field of community psychology, with 55% working within their concentration
of 2021 graduates surveyed are satisfied with their current employment, with 80% reporting satisfaction with their current salary
of 2021 graduates surveyed said that the University of New Haven’s Community Psychology program prepared them well to meet the challenges they encounter in their professional work
An examination of historical roots and current concepts. A social-problems approach to psychological dysfunction, emphasizing models of social support, prevention, and community, as well as strategies of empowerment and social change.
This course examines the pervasive effects of social stratification as they are enacted in public organizations such as schools, community centers, and human service agencies. Students will explore how their race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and sexual orientation, for example, impact the people with whom they work. The course will also investigate the theoretical underpinnings of systematic social dominance and how students might counter this dominance in their workplaces and outside them.
This course examines various mental health treatment modalities, with particular emphasis on treatment for patients/inmates in the forensic system. Treatment of insanity acquittees, incompetent-to-stand-trial patients, inmates, juvenile offenders, psychopaths, and sex offenders will be examined.
A systematic study of the processes involved in planning, implementation, and impact of organizational programs. The focus is on action research strategies that integrate the entire evaluation process.
To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a master’s degree in community psychology, check out the Academic Catalog:
The Charger Blog
Meet Olufunke Benson ’21 M.A., who will be recognized at the University’s virtual Winter Commencement later this month. She is grateful for the many opportunities she had to get involved in the University and local communities.
Recently named director of research and evaluation for Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, Lillianne Macias, Ph.D., is bringing her work to the University of New Haven and enabling her students to be a part of research that can make an impact at the national level.
The latest issue of "CP Scene," the official newsletter of the University’s master’s degree programs in community psychology and clinical mental health counseling, features spotlights on current students, profiles on alumni and faculty, and an overview of a course on family therapy that was taught by Melissa Whitson, Ph.D. at the University's campus in Prato, Italy.
All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.Learn More
An advanced degree from the University of New Haven will help you take your career to the next level. Each program offers convenient scheduling, personalized attention, and state-of-the-art facilities.
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The University of New Haven Graduate School is an excellent value with reasonable tuition. Of course, you will still have bills to pay and the Financial Aid office can help.