Counseling Psychology - Doctorate
The Counseling Psychology Program offers students advanced study in the areas of Agency/Community Counseling and Elementary/Secondary School Counseling. The program is designed to facilitate the development of the student as a competent practitioner and researcher. Students are trained to become professionals who are capable of entering into relationships with clients with an integrated theory of counseling, understanding of the counselor's role, knowledge about ethics and cultural diversity, and an ability to promote client change.
The Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program is designed to aid the student in developing as a competent scholar, practitioner, researcher, and person. Students are trained to become professionals who are capable of entering relationships with clients using an integrated theory of counseling; able to understand the counseling psychologist's role; and knowledgeable about ethical responsibilities. Students are expected to be able to assess the client and his/her problems in the client's world; to be competent in the facilitative skills that bring about change; and to possess self-awareness as a component of a professional relationship. Students are helped to develop research skills so they can interpret and critique research findings and conduct research studies, including evaluations of their own work and the work of those psychologists whom they may train or supervise.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education