Balancing self-fulfillment and sevice to others
Students who study Counseling Psychology learn and apply a cluster of professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to building skillful helping relationships. Many go on to graduate studies programs, medical schools, and other advanced training.
Consistent with the mission of the college, students in this field become lifelong learners in response to the changing world they encounter. Their educational activities balance self-fulfillment and service to others. The Counseling Psychology program intertwines theory and practice through small group learning and the integration of practica and internships into the curriculum. A few advanced courses involve student practitioners in local clinical, educational, and recreational settings working with actual clients. This program of study requires an extended practicum at one of these organizations.
Many Counseling Psychology graduates move directly into entry-level positions in agencies before going on to complete advanced studies. Counseling Psychology students develop a professional orientation to the field as they explore standards of practice and codes of ethics. Counselor licensure or certifications help insure a practitioner’s competency. Students are encouraged to carefully plan for these and other kinds of professional growth opportunities.
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