Lehigh University's Counseling Psychology Program seeks to train students as effective scientist-practitioners who demonstrate and strive for self-awareness, knowledge, and skills undergirded by an attentiveness and responsiveness to multiculturalism and social justice.
The Master's program in International Counseling prepares students to function in professional roles specializing in three areas of the international setting: the school, the community, and the family. The specific goals of this program are:
To produce counselors who can conceptualize and intervene in preventative, developmental, and culturally therapeutic ways
To appreciate the diversity of family life and schooling in international communities and understand how the third culture experience abroad impinges differently on the daily lives of transition faced by children and families
To recognize and embrace the scientific and empirical underpinnings of the counseling field and to work to apply them in culturally appropriate ways
Although the program emphasizes counseling, students will be expected to be familiar with all three target areas of intervention. A successful graduate may be employed as a counselor in a variety of settings including: elementary, middle, and secondary schools, community mental health agencies, and hospitals.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education