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Students in the Suicide and Cyberbullying Prevention Certificate program will gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the prevention of suicide and cyberbullying. Students will discover how suicide impacts communities globally, and how other countries attempt to prevent suicide. Students will explore contemporary issues of how social media and cyberbullying influence suicide, and gain practical knowledge of evidence-based community prevention strategies. Students may complete the Suicide and Cyberbullying Prevention Certificate and apply the courses towards the MA Psychology degree, or the non-degree seeking student may take nine credits in order to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the field.
Upon successful of this program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate acquired knowledge of global perspectives, research, and evidence-based prevention practices of suicide.
- Analyze current research on the assessment and treatment of trauma and crisis intervention.
- Evaluate system-wide approaches to bullying prevention rooted in current research, including the Olweus model.
- Analyze trends in social media and the impact on suicide, bullying, and self-harm.
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Application to the Suicide and Cyberbullying Prevention Certificate program is open to any person who has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who meets other entrance requirements.
Applicants will be judged on their overall ability to do graduate work. Factors that are considered in admission are GPA from undergraduate and any graduate schools, successful work history after completion of the baccalaureate degree, and the admission essay.
Generally, an undergraduate GPA of a 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for admission.
Applicants must submit official transcripts from all schools where a degree was earned. It is recommended that transcripts are submitted from all schools where credit was received to enhance their applications.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once review begins, complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee and applicants will be notified regarding the admission decision. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology does not share information or provide any feedback regarding admission decisions.
If a student is offered admission, in order to secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 will be required by the deposit deadline indicated in the offer of admission. The non-refundable deposit will be applied in full toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment.
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