The Department of Psychology offers a Supporting Program in Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) for Ph.D. students in psychology.
The OHP Supporting Program is relevant both for students interested in academic/ research positions and careers as applied practitioners.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with:
What is Occupational Health Psychology?
Occupational Health Psychology is an emerging field within the discipline of psychology. Broadly defined, OHP involves the application of psychologcial principles to improving the quality of worklife and promoting the safety, health, and well-being of people at work.
Researchers and practitioners in OHP look to identify the sources and consequences of stressors and/or dysfunctional behavior in the work place. Areas of study include:
The OHP Supporting Program curriculum includes interdisciplinary coursework that can be drawn from a variety of departments including Psychology, Occupational and Environmental Health, Speech Communications, Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Educational Psychology, and Kinesiology.
Within Psychology, the program includes:
Students may complete additional coursework drawn from various areas important to a basic understanding of OHP.Â Some examples are:
Those students interested in applied practice may be eligible to complete the core curriculum in Counseling Psychology which includes courses in therapeutic theories,intervention and interviewing, psychological assessment, professional ethics, and cultural diversity.
Advanced Practicum experience is available with the Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic (CCAC). You can visit the CCACs website at http://www.careercounseling.umn.edu.
Dr. Jo-Ida C. Hansen, Counseling Psychology Area, directs the Occupational Health Psychology Program.Â Other participating faculty represent:
Students completing the OHP Supporting Program will be prepared to enter a variety of settings both as researchers and applied practitioners. Graduates may find employment in:
The OHP Supporting Program is available to students who have been admitted into a Ph.D. program in the Department of Psychology.
For details about admission requirements and application materials to the Department's Graduate Programs, please visit the Graudtae Program and Admissions website at http://www.psych.umn.edu/grad/.
Jo-Ida C. Hansen
N556 Elliott Hall