Major policy-makers talk about “moving the needle,” meaning making an impact in real-world metrics. For example, moving the needle in mental health care includes reducing the number of suicides per year. Here in Indiana, it’s hard not to feel the impact of the opioid crisis. Moving the needle in addictions includes helping more people recover from addiction and stay recovered.
Moving the needle requires people like you, who loves science and can apply the best science to human suffering, who feels deep compassion and desire to help those in need, or who can spot the problems and are curious about the solutions.
Our goal is to train the next generation of innovative problem-solvers who will rise to the challenge of really “moving the needle” when it comes to mental illness and addiction. As part of the Clinical Psychological Science Certificate, you’ll learn to use psychological science to make such a real-world impact, whether it’s one person at a time or through communities and institutions.