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EdD in Counseling Psychology:
The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is based on a traditional scientist-practitioner model, emphasizing psychological theory and knowledge, as well as the development of counseling practitioner skills.
The curriculum is grounded in an educational/developmental model with intervention methods appropriate to the stage and phase of life of the individual and/or group. Personal transformations, whether positive or negative, are understood as the outcome of maturation, education, and experience.
The Counseling Psychology’s core program is based on research and theory in the foundational areas of psychology and counseling psychology, with specific emphasis on the contributions and practices of sport/performance psychology. In addition, it draws upon positive psychology, reflecting consideration of good character habits and strengths, with the goal of contributing to the wellness and flourishing of the individual, group, and/or community.
The program prepares students to work primarily in educational settings (such as college counseling centers and public and private schools) and with those whose goal is optimal performance (such as elite athletes, performing artists, teams, and sports organizations).