M.A. - Counseling Psychology - School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
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As a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology Program, you'll develop the skills necessary to become an effective practitioner, researcher, and/or leader in your field. Our goal is to develop professionals who are insightful and self-reflective, who are innovative risk takers and superior critical thinkers. Our highly selective doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is well known for providing access to high quality internships for our students.
We want our students not only to demonstrate accurate and current knowledge, but to have expertise related to the many issues confronting society and to have the skills to create effective strategies and approaches to address these challenges.
What you'll learn
Our program helps you develop the skills to understand and/or conduct research that contributes to the knowledge and practice of counseling psychology. You will also develop the skills to intervene effectively with clients representing a broad range of demographic and cultural characteristics and counseling needs, so that you are prepared to work with the diversity of people who will need psychological services and counseling in the 21st century.
The master's and doctoral programs include work in counseling theories and techniques, research, career, and group counseling, program development and evaluation, fieldwork, and practicum, as well as other areas relevant to particular degree programs. Because most programs lead to licensure, there are a number of required courses, but students may pursue individual interests through electives.
The DU edge
At DU, you will work with faculty in small classes. You will join faculty on research projects and develop specialized skills in aspects of adolescent and adult development, health psychology, professional ethics, applications of psychology to business, multicultural issues, or group dynamics. Students develop skills in counseling and research that lead to work primarily with normal populations in a variety of work settings.
The Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Denver is fully accredited and approved by th