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University of the Rockies Introduces Mental Health Administration Specialization for Psych Majors
Date:2/23/2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- University of the Rockies (UoR) has introduced a Mental Health Administration specialization for students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in Psychology.

"As the demand for mental health services grows, there will be an increasing need for professionals to administer the units, agencies and institutions where these services are provided," said Dr. Steve Kirkpatrick, Dean of the School of Organizational Leadership for UoR. "Put simply, providing treatment services for the mentally ill and others who need acute mental health services requires a unique skill set. Managing that environment requires a different, more administrative skill set. This specialization focuses on that second set of skills."

Graduates of UoR's Psychology program with a specialization in Mental Health Administration will be academically-prepared for any number of careers, including College Professor; Executive Director; Chief Operating Officer; President or Administrator of a mental health services agency; Director or Vice President of Programs, Operations, or Community Relations for a mental health services agency, and Internal or External Mental Health Consultant.

As with most academic Psychology programs, students interested in obtaining professional certification or licensure should consult the regulations and statutes in the state(s) where they plan to pursue their careers.

This new specialization is currently being offered to UoR's online students. However, it will soon be offered to campus students as well. To learn more or to apply, students may visit: http://www.rockies.edu or call 866-821-0124.

About University of the Rockies

University of the Rockies is a graduate school specializing in psychology programs at the master's and doctoral levels at its campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of the Rockies also offers specialized degree programs online. San Diego-based Bridgepoint Education is the parent company of University of the Rockies, formerly known as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. University students provide free and low-cost psychological services to the underserved through the University of the Rockies Foundation's Switzer Center. The Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization supporting students through scholarships, assistantships and other activities. For more information, please visit www.rockies.edu or contact Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858/531-9240 x2513.

    Contact: Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations
    858.513.9240 x2513 - shari.rodriguez@bridgepointeducation.com


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