Teaching Counseling Psychology

Become a Counseling Psychologist

This program prepares you to become a licensed counselor in diverse mental health settings

Psychology: Pre-Counseling Psychology (MSCP) with Chatham University

Offered by: Psychology

A desire to work as a counselor in dynamic and diverse settings. A strong work ethic. Clear goals. These traits describe students who will benefit from the accelerated concentration in Psychology - Counseling Psychology with Chatham University (MSCP) program. The program will allow you to focus your undergraduate studies to build a foundation of knowledge and applied experiences that you will need to succeed as a counselor. The program focuses on the biopsychosocial basis of human behavior, understanding the processes involved in human development, and having a foundation in the methods and processes of psychological research. Our goal is not only to prepare you for a future career, but also to enhance your intellectual, professional and personal growth, so you are well prepared to promote the well-being of others.

Why Choose Psychology Pre-Counseling Psychology?

The program is an accelerated preparation for graduate study in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University.

The program offers you a unique opportunity to fast-track your education while also benefitting from comprehensive coursework, important mentoring relationships, and intensive field experience.

What Will You Learn?

You will receive a well rounded education in Psychology that focuses on core concepts in the field:

  • Psychological Science - Research Methods and Statistical Applications
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

You will also take courses in four additional areas in the biopsychosocial model used in counseling:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Biobehavioral Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Diversity

During your final year, you will also complete a professional competency course in either research or community practice.

Careers In Counseling Psychology

Students graduating from this program, and the MS in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University, will be prepared to provide counseling services in a diverse human services and healthcare settings. For example, counselors serve in fields such as addiction, bereavement, mental health, and clinical research.

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