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Holy Family University
9801 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD)
The Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology program at Holy Family University is wholeheartedly committed to a scientist-practitioner training experience that espouses evidenced-based practice and interventions. It is guided by the APA accreditation standards and will prepare graduates to become license-eligible psychologists in the State of Pennsylvania.
The Holy Family University PsyD program is designed upon the foundational values of the discipline of Counseling Psychology, including a developmental, strength-based, and mind-body approach to treatment and wellness. In particular, this program at Holy Family University is a training experience that is dedicated to the values of social justice and multiculturalism. As a result, graduates of the program will be prepared to work in a variety of settings with a wide range of populations.
A unique feature of the training program is that students are given the opportunity to complete training to teach in higher education in both face-to-face and online offerings.
Thus, graduating from Holy Family’s PsyD program will prepare you to move forward as a state-of-the-art psychologist who will impact both the lives of your clients and the communities in which they live.
PsyD Program Objective and Competencies
The Holy Family University Counseling Psychology PsyD will:
At the completion of the doctoral program, candidates will be able to:
Practicum and Internships
The field placement experience is an important and required component of graduate education in Counseling Psychology. The practicum and internship experience provides opportunities for the student to integrate and apply the fundamentals of the profession under the direction of qualified supervisors. This field training also forms the basis for the transition from a student role to one of a professional psychologist. In so doing, students develop skills to work with particular client populations and shape their future employment opportunities.
Holy Family University requires that all psychologists in training have the following opportunities through their field placements:
The PsyD program at Holy Family University is a 90-credit, post master’s degree, which takes on average 4 5 years to complete. The program requires 57 academic credits; 9 in-house clinical training practica; two 3 credit courses in higher education teaching training; 9 credits at an external clinical training internship; and a 9 credit dissertation.
Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 90
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $975 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999