The Program in Counseling Psychology is dedicated to the preparation of counseling psychologists who facilitate the normal and optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that is culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan. Our students are taught to use strategies of prevention, intervention, and remediation to assist others in developing effective coping skills and responses to their environments. (See Doctoral Student Handbook for more information.)
The objectives of the program are to prepare students to:
* be self-aware, reflective, and sensitive to social constructions, to issues related to identity group membership, and to participate in a variety of settings with diverse populations;
* intervene in appropriate arenas through their commitment to education, evaluation, research, and program development;
* focus on the development of individuals and groups, their educations and careers, assets and strengths, the importance of person-environment interactions, psycho-education and preventive needs, as well as their pathologies;
* integrate theory, practice, and research;
* develop identities as ethical counselors who are socialized into the profession and contribute to the discipline and to society. Students are expected to adhere to ethical and professional standards of practice and conduct.