Steps for Enrolling in Psychology 455 (Field Study)

1.   Discuss the course with your academic advisor to determine whether it is an appropriate selection to consider.

2.     Attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, March 6th, in SCCT 3060 to learn about placement opportunities and course requirements. Drop in anytime between 4:00 and 5:30pm. If you have a conflict, please contact Professor Jean Morris at

3.      Prepare a resume consistent with the format of the Career Center:

4.      Schedule an individual interview with Professor Morris for discussion of placements and approval to move forward in the process.

5.      Confirm the availability of transportation to possible placement sites.

6.      With Professor Morris, identify the top three choices for your field placement.

7.      Schedule an interview with the assigned placement for acceptance by the field instructor.

8.      Secure permission to enroll in the course (Professor Borton will sign the add form).

PLEASE NOTE:  Placements are assigned by Professor Morris in consultation with Psychology Department faculty. Psychology faculty will identify students appropriate for certain select placements. While every effort will be made to accommodate student interests and choices, no placement can be guaranteed.


PSYCH 455 (Field Study in Psychology) Seminar in psychological services combined with eight to ten hours a week of field study in one of several cooperating local agencies and schools.  Extensive written project addressing theoretical issues relevant to field work. Topics include methods in provision of psychological, educational and applied services, and methodological and ethical issues in psychotherapy, counseling and educational psychology.  Prerequisite, three courses in psychology and departmental permission. Open to juniors and seniors.  Maximum enrollment 8. Morris.