Program Objectives

Modeled after the Master’s in Psychology Accreditation Council (MPAC) and the Council of Applied Master’s Programs in Psychology (CAMPP) guidelines, the Counseling Psychology Master’s Program seeks to train counselors who:

  1. Have a solid foundation in the biological, social, and psychological bases of behavior and behavioral problems
  2. Appreciate individual differences and unique bases of behavior
  3. Possess skills necessary to be consumers of science in counseling psychology
  4. Are sensitive to the unique ways in which diversity impacts their own development as well as the ways in which it impacts the worldviews of those around them
  5. Act as advocates for social change
  6. Contribute to the development of the profession through active membership in local, state, and national organizations
  7. Integrate the foundation of psychology with the foundation of counseling psychology including prevention, strengths focused, and career development throughout the lifespan
  8. Develop knowledge of professional ethics and standards based on local regulations and professional ethics
  9. Utilize sound individual and vocational assessment, diagnostic, and intervention techniques informed by research and maintaining appreciation for client strengths and developmental issues
  10. Employ theory-driven, evidenced-based approaches to conceptualization and intervention with individuals, groups
  11. Evaluate the outcomes of interventions and programs
  12. Value the integration of science and practice in counseling psychology and as such become critical consumers of the empirical literature