Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology; Ph.D. - School Psychology, M.A. - Counseling Psychology; SSP - School Psychology;
The Department of Psychology and Philosophy offers the Master of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in two areas of specialization, School Psychology and Counseling Psychology.
The School Psychology Program offers National Association of School Psychologists approved M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The School Psychology Program is designed to prepare students in the practitioner-scientist model with emphasis on scientific rigor and problem solving applied to practice in intervention, consultation, assessment, program evaluation, and research. The School Psychology Master's Program is equivalent to a 6th year specialist program which emphasizes diagnostic assessment, intervention, and consultation. The School Psychology Doctoral Program adds advanced consultation, ethics and professional issues, research methodology, computer utilization, and program evaluation.
The master's degree program in Counseling Psychology provides systematic training within a practitioner-scientist model to prepare students for professional mental health practice in a wide range of settings. The program has a particular emphasis on developing clinicians with a strong understanding of individuals and families within their gendered, familial, and socio-cultural contexts. Graduates of the program are expected to be conversant with and competent in the diversity-sensitive applications of both individual-level interventions based on cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and humanistic theories, as well as those interventions emerging from a variety of family-systemic perspectives.
The doctoral program holds strongly to principles that undergird the development of more traditional graduate programs in this specialization including normal growth and development and an emphasis on individuals' strengths rather than pathology. Emphasis is also placed on the study of the multiple contexts within which human beings grow and develop, i.e., the family, the school, the marketplace, and th
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