Mission of Our Program
The mission of our program is to train counselors and forensic practitioners to engage with the changing complexity of human experience, to deliver services informed by evidence-based practices and ongoing self-reflection, and to practice with empathy and cultural humility. Since the founding of the Counseling Psychology master’s program at Holy Names University, the program has prioritized training practitioners through a balance of theory and professional development, so that our students undergo a transformative experience resulting in the ability to practice with flexibility, cultural competence and the skills to remain current and vital in the field.
Three MA programs are available:
These unique programs integrate evidence-based and forensic theory with field based learning, and prepare students to take up their professional role in both clinical and forensic settings. Classes incorporate didactic learning with the opportunity for experiential practice via written exercises, case presentations, and classroom simulations, and provide opportunities for learning and exploration around working with difference, developing a perspective on one’s own cultural and professional identity, and training counselors and forensic practitioners to be curious, empathic and aware of social justice principles in their professional careers.
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