"At Dominican, each faculty member is able to break down scenarios and offer real life examples that fortify the learning process and make something often intangible, tangible."
—Cynthia Psaila, Class of 2011
The Department of Counseling Psychology prepares students to provide psychotherapy, counseling, consultation, education, training and client-centered advocacy emphasizing recovery-oriented care. The program emphasizes student-centered and collaborative learning. The curriculum is designed to provide students with skills for working effectively with diverse populations utilizing the most recent developments in the major theoretical orientations from evidenced-based treatments to alternative and innovative approaches. Students are encouraged to practice with empathy and sensitivity, work with clients' strengths, and build client resilience.
The Department of Counseling Psychology offers two competency/outcome-based programs of academic and professional training programs:
Graduates of Dominican's Counseling Psychology program
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