MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Unlike clinical psychologists who focus on individuals with serious mental illness, counseling psychologists address normal developmental issues and problems associated with physical and mental disorders, and help to improve the well-being, resolve crises and increase the ability of their patients to lead more highly functional lives.

A master's in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology provides you with a variety of basic therapeutic skills that will enable you to work in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, hospitals, private organizations and the government.

Viewing research and practice as interdependent and mutually supporting, the MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology program is based on the scientist-practitioner training model. The program is committed to preparing counseling psychologists for advanced doctoral studies in psychology, and to providing training and experience that prepare students for practice. Adopting a multicultural perspective, the program also emphasizes the importance of multicultural competence in both research and practice.

Points of Distinction

  • Webster University enjoys a 30-year track record in preparing students for successful careers in the counseling profession.
  • With more than 4,000 counseling students and alumni, Webster's counseling program has distinguished itself as a leader in mental health education.

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