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College of Saint Elizabeth to Offer Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology Program in Fall 2013

College of Saint Elizabeth to Offer Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology Program in Fall 2013

The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) is pleased to announce that it now offers the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology program. The Psy.D. is a practitioner preparation program specializing in training mental health professionals committed to working with disadvantaged populations as an outflow of the mission of the College of Saint Elizabeth to promote and effect social justice and positive community change. This is the second doctoral program at the College, following a doctorate in educational leadership (Ed.D.), introduced in 2007.

“The doctoral program at CSE builds on our already strong and well-respected undergraduate and master’s programs in psychology,” said Dr. Thomas Barrett, coordinator of CSE Graduate Programs in Psychology. “We are honored to have the opportunity to contribute significantly both to our profession and the vibrant life of the College.”

As an intensive professional development program, the Psy.D.  is designed to prepare students for careers in the practice of counseling psychology and is structured to allow graduates to apply for licensure as psychologists in New Jersey. Utilizing the practitioner-scholar model, the Psy.D. trains practitioners who are skilled in psychotherapy, assessment, counseling, supervision, teaching, consultation, and program evaluation services in community, forensic, agency, and academic settings. Students acquire doctoral education and training with an emphasis on the foundational value of social justice and a focus on empowering underserved populations.

The Psy.D. is a four year, full time, cohort-based program with courses being offered in the fall, spring and summer. The curriculum consists of 88 credits of which 15 credits are completed by students through required courses in their master’s programs and transferred into the Psy.D. program. The Psy.D. program will begin accepting applications on March 15, 2013 for the fall, 2013, semester.

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