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"The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology
prepared me to be an effective practitioner and competent scholar. I
chose Carlow because the focus on social justice is consistent with my
interests in encouraging minorities to seek advanced degrees. The
feminism framework provides students with another lens to view
psychological distress, especially that of underrepresented groups,
through examination of the impact of social and political structures."
The Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology at Carlow University is designed to train psychologists who promote psychological wellness in individuals, couples, families, groups, and larger social systems.As one of only three APA-accredited counseling psychology doctoral programs with a social justice focus, the program is dedicated to:
Training psychologists who are able to identify sociopolitical structures that perpetuate injustice related to individual and group differences.
Training practitioners who are sensitive to the needs of underserved populations and who possess knowledge and skills relevant to human diversity.
The doctoral program requires approximately four years of full-time academic study beyond the master’s degree - three of these years are dedicated to coursework including advanced practica and progress in the preliminary stages of the practice-oriented dissertation. The final year is reserved for defense of the dissertation and for the completion of a year long, full-time internship. The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and Counseling in the College of Leadership and Social Change.