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Counseling Psychology
“I wake up every morning grateful that I get to do what I do [Case Manager and Supervisor, Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel]. The Sisters worked with me one-on-one. They turned every small victory into an opportunity. That’s why it’s so important to have somebody who believes in you and can help you craft a different vision for your future.”
Letterria Fletcher '06 BA, '08 MA
Letterria Fletcher

Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology

In 1903, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote:

“…have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and … try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language… Live the questions now.” Letters to a Young Poet

If you love the questions about all things human and have a deep longing to help others solve or resolve the questions of their lives, the Holy Names University Counseling Psychology program is the right destination for you.

Counseling Psychology programs, whether focused on marriage and family (MFT Tract emphasizing community mental health) or forensic psychology, are rooted in social justice. Thus, human diversity, development and spirituality are emphasized in our curriculum. Most of our instructors are clinicians who bring real world understanding and examples to their engagement with this distinctive approach to Counseling Psychology.

HNU offers the following degree programs: Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and a Dual Master's in Counseling and Forensic Psychology; and certfifcate programs: Forensic Psychology, Pastoral Counseling, and Certificate in Traumatology and Treatment.

Our courses are offered in late afternoons and evenings to better accommodate the working adult and individualized programs are created to meet lifestyle needs, as much as possible. Come, join us for a class session and get a flavor for today’s therapy field.

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