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Holy Family University School of Arts & Sciences Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Holy Family University School of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Philadelphia, USA

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Sep 2023

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Introduction

Consistent with Holy Family’s tradition of Teneor Votis (I am bound by my responsibilities) counseling psychology students are inspired to advocate for social justice, shape public policy, and witness the dignity of each person and the human family. In this spirit, the mission of the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology is to graduate well-rounded scholar-practitioners who can integrate theory, research, and practice.

In fulfillment of this mission, the program promotes:

• Ethical behavior

• Professional competence

• Respect for diversity and human dignity

• Service to the community

• Evidence-based practices

The overarching goal of the program is to prepare students to become competent scholar-practitioners who are eligible for state licensure and/or certification in their particular specialty area. Graduates of the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology Program, regardless of concentration area, demonstrate skills and knowledge in the following areas:

1. Professionalism and ethical practice according to the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and federal and state laws governing counseling practice

2. Bio-psychosocial models of human growth and development

3. Theoretical approaches to counseling and case conceptualization

4. Integrative approach to wellness and prevention

5. Helping relationships and counseling skills

6. Group counseling, process, and dynamics

7. Psycho-education

8. Career and vocational development

9. Multicultural, social justice, and advocacy in counseling and the profession

10. Appraisal and assessment

11. Research and program evaluation methods

12. Psychopathology and diagnostic systems

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