Maintaining Academic Standing
Continuation in the Counseling Psychology program is based upon a periodic review, by the department, of the student’s academic performance and personal qualifications as a developing psychologist.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Master’s in Counseling Psychology are expected to attain competency in the following five areas.
Competency #1: The breadth of scientific psychology, its history of thought and development, its research methods, and its applications
- Biological aspects of behavior
- Cognitive aspects of behavior
- Affective aspects of behavior
- Social aspects of behavior
- History and systems of psychology
- Psychological measurement
- Research methodology
- Techniques of data analysis
Competency #2: The scientific, methodological, and theoretical foundations of practice in the substantive area(s) of professional psychology in which the program has its training emphasis.
- Individual differences in behavior
- Human development
- Dysfunctional behavior or psychopathology
Competency #3: Diagnosing or defining problems through psychological assessment and measurement and formulating and implementing intervention strategies (including training in empirically supported procedures).
- Professional standards and ethics
- Theories and methods of assessment and diagnosis
- Theories and methods of effective intervention
- Theories and methods of consultation
- Theories and methods of supervision
Competency #4: Issues of cultural and individual diversity that are relevant to all of the above
Competency #5: Attitudes essential for life-long learning, scholarly inquiry, and professional problem-solving as psychologists in the context of an evolving body of scientific and professional knowledge.
- Attitudes essential for lifelong learning, scholarly inquiry, and professional problem-solving.