The Counseling Psychology program is committed to the scientist-practitioner model of training wherein professional psychologists are prepared to integrate theory, research, and practice in their practice as agents of knowledge development and change in a diverse society.
The program prioritizes research, with students obtaining research, presentation, and publication experiences.
The program incorporates diversity, focusing on contextually relevant assessment, skills, and interventions with multicultural populations.
The program is characterized by generalist training in the traditional and emerging concerns of Counseling Psychology wherein;
- the orientation is developmental, concentrating on people's strengths as well as both anticipated and unanticipated transitions.
- the individual, relationships, family, and the socio-cultural environment are viewed as relevant to self-definition, development, and coping.
The program emphasizes an energetic and collaborative learning atmosphere.