Student Ambassadors In the tradition of the Wright Institute's founder, Nevitt Sanford, the Wright Institute educates "clinicians to society" - clinical practitioners who bring a deep awareness of cultural and social context to the practice of psychology. The mission of the master's program is to prepare and inspire a diverse student body to provide culturally sensitive mental health services that support resiliency, recovery, and social justice. The two-year master's program prepares students to function effectively in a wide range of mental health settings with individuals, families, and groups varying widely in age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice Human Growth and Development Studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels; normal and abnormal human behavior; personality theory; and learning theory within cultural contexts.
The counselor is a skilled professional who is able to: Apply life-span theories of human development. HDCHDCdevelopmental psychology prerequisite Demonstrate working knowledge of major theories of personality development and historical influencing factors.
HDCHDC Recognize and differentiate between normal and abnormal human behavior as well as identify the influence of psychological and sociological factors.
HDCHDCdevelopmental psychology prerequisite Demonstrate working knowledge of cognitive-structural developmental theories concerned with moral, intellectual, and ethical development.
HDCHDCHDCHDCdevelopmental psychology prerequisite Social and Cultural Diversity Studies that provide an understanding of societal changes and trends; human roles; societal subgroups; social mores and interaction patterns; and differing lifestyles.
Identify and define socioeconomic trends and changes in society including sources of conflict, methods of conflict resolution, and responses to change. HDCHDCHDC Recognize and understand trends and changes in human roles including traditional and nontraditional male and female roles and identify factors influencing role development and change.
HDCHDCHDC Maintain on-going familiarity with and sensitivity to multicultural and pluralistic trends including characteristics and concerns of subgroups, subgroup and societal interaction patterns, and methods of conflict resolution. HDCHDCHDC Identify major societal concerns including stress, person abuse, substance abuse, discrimination on the basis of human characteristics such as age, race, religious preference, physical condition, sexual preference, ethnicity, or gender, and methods for alleviating these concerns.
HDCHDCHDCHDCHDC Counseling Helping Relationships Studies that provide an understanding of philosophic bases of helping processes; counseling theories and their applications; helping skills; consultation theories and their applications; helper self-understanding and self development; and facilitation of client or consultee change.
Demonstrate counselor or consultant characteristics and behaviors that influence helping processes including gender and ethnic differences, verbal and nonverbal behaviors and personal characteristics, orientations, and skills.
HDCHDCHDC Explain and assess theories of group counseling including commonalities, distinguishing characteristics, and pertinent research and literature. HDC Demonstrate an understanding of group counseling methods including group counselor orientations and behaviors, ethical considerations, appropriate selection criteria and methods, and methods of evaluation of effectiveness.
HDC Career Development Studies that provide an understanding of career development theories; occupational and educational information sources and systems; career and leisure counseling, guidance, and education; lifestyle and career decision-making; and career development program planning, resources, and evaluation.
Explain major career and lifestyle development theories. HDCHDC Identify career, avocational, and educational information systems, including local and national sources, print media, computer-assisted career guidance, and computer-based career information. HDC Integrate major career and lifestyle counseling, guidance and education theories, and implementation models.
HDC Demonstrate an understanding of life-span career development and career counseling program planning. HDC Demonstrate an understanding of changing roles of women and men as related to career development and career counseling. HDC Evaluate interrelationships among work, family, and leisure.
HDCHDC Identify career development and lifestyle needs and career counseling resources and techniques applicable to special populations. HDC Manage career and educational placement, follow-up, and evaluation. HDC Select assessment instruments relevant to career planning and decision-making.
HDCHDCHDCHDCHDC Assessment and Testing Studies that provide an understanding of group and individual education and psychometric theories and approaches to appraisal; data and information gathering methods; validity and reliability; psychometric statistics; factors influencing appraisals, and use of appraisal results in helping processes.
The clinical mental health counseling student at the master’s degree level Develops the competencies needed to organize, administer, and supervise a guidance and counseling program. Learns to apply group, individual, and vocational counseling techniques. The school counseling program is designed to prepare knowledgeable and competent professional school counselors who: Become aware of and understand the professional school counseling standards in the state of Virginia and in the nation;. Program Goals & Objectives Goal #1: To foster students' development of competence as scientists, researchers, and scholars, including their knowledge of the ways in which practice influences science.
Differentiate types of educational and psychological appraisal. HDCHDC Demonstrate an understanding of reliability including methods of establishing stability, internal and equivalence of reliability. HDCHDC Use major appraisal methods including environmental assessment, individual test and inventory methods, behavioral observations, and computer-managed and computer-assisted methods.
HDCHDC Apply psychometric statistics including types of test scores, measures of central tendency, indices of variability, standard errors, and correlations.
HDCHDC Apply ethical and legal considerations in the use of appraisal data and information in helping processes. HDCHDCHDC Research and Program Evaluation Studies that provide an understanding of types of research; basic statistics; research-report development; research implementation; program evaluation; needs assessment; and ethical and legal considerations.The Counseling Masters of Arts program is a 5 semester program that emphasizes a solid foundation in clinical theory and research, along with extensive training in clinical skills.
Supervised fieldwork/practica are a required part of the program, including experience working directly with clients in Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS). Counseling Psychology Program Goals, Objectives, and Competencies Consistent with our Scientist-Practitioner Training Model and philosophy, below is a summary of our.
Admissions Overview The online Master of Arts in Counseling Program from The Family Institute at Northwestern University seeks students who are dedicated to helping others and capable of succeeding in a rigorous graduate program.
Program Description & Objectives: The Master in Counseling Psychology program is a practice program, the goal of which is to form counseling psychologists who can competently deliver psychological services in the form of assessment, intervention and evaluation.
MSU's programs in counseling prepares candidates as school counselors and rank 1 counselors at the master's and educational specialist levels. At the master's level, students acquire core knowledge and clinical skills, which enable them to enter the profession of counseling.
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) program prepares students for a meaningful career as a licensed mental health professional, specifically as licensed counselors, with the ability to serve diverse populations within society.