Psychology and Counselor Education

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This competence area provides students with opportunities to select from a wide variety of courses that offer perspectives on human potential. It is a broad-based competence area with many courses from which to choose. Students’ freedom to choose mentors and courses according to their interests reflects Prescott College’s educational philosophy, which stresses mentored, self-directed experiential education, within an interdisciplinary curriculum.

Sample Course Lists for Psychology and Counselor Education

Sample Courses for Critical Psychology Emphasis

  • Concepts in Critical Psychology
  • Social Problems: Research Methods and Theories
  • Social Movements
  • History of Gender and Sexuality
  • Sexuality and Sexual Outlaws
  • Personality Theories
  • Counseling Theories
  • Psychopathology

Sample Courses for Family Systems Theory Emphasis

  • Family Systems Theory
  • Family Systems in Film and Literature
  • Community Mediation
  • Models of Leadership
  • Advanced Counseling Skills Practicum
  • Mediation Practicum
  • Psychohistory of the American Presidency
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling

Sample Courses for Human Development Emphasis

  • Introduction to New Psychology
  • Lifespan Development I
  • Lifespan Development II
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Counseling Skills

Sample Courses for Peace Studies Emphasis

  • Community Mediation
  • Community Mediation Practicum
  • History of Conflict in the Southwest
  • Social Movements
  • Social Problems: Research and Methods
  • Environmental Ethics

Sample Courses for Psychology Emphasis

  • Introduction to New Psychology
  • Counseling Skills
  • Social Research Methods
  • Statistics for Research
  • Psychopathology
  • Personality Theories
  • Ecopsychology
  • Concepts in Critical Psychology


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  • Emily Rolando

    Emily graduated with a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in leadership and outdoor programming. She holds a minor in business. After ...    Learn more >

  • Wanda Peters 1980

    Do what you are passionate about, take the time to figure out what gives you the most joy and satisfaction, and do work that is in line with what ...    Learn more >

  • Josephine Arader

    Josephine Arader, no doubt, took inspiration from her father Graham's devotion to the art of the natural world. ...    Learn more >

  • Dillon Metcalfe (Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient)

    Kelly Megan Stack Scholar, Dillon Metcalfe finished high school in2004 and decided to take a break to examine his interests in and ...    Learn more >

  • David Meeks

    Several years ago David and his siblings visited the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies on the Gulf Coast of ...    Learn more >

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