Academic Catalog

Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Program Description

The Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology’s mission is to facilitate the exchange and provision of scientific, empirically based knowledge and foster essential clinical skills while promoting academic excellence. The programs provide both a solid theoretical foundation and the skills necessary to work effectively in a wide range of settings. Each program’s curriculum is designed to foster the highest degree of competence, professionalism, and leadership qualities in students. The faculty members are scholars and practitioners committed to excellence in training, who are dedicated to preparing graduates for positions of responsibility and become agents of effective, meaningful change in the community.

The department offers three graduate degrees: the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, the MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, and the PSYD in Clinical Psychology, and Advanced Certifications in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. These rigorous programs are designed to provide instruction in the theory, science, and practice of mental health and health service delivery. The programs are certified by the New York Office of Professions as leading to licensure in their respective fields.