MS Master of Science in Psychology Counseling Psychology specialization
This online Master's program in Counseling Psychology offers a rigorous foundation of courses in counseling psychology, a generally interventional approach to psychology that focuses on assessing and building on clients' strengths. You'll delve into such topics as counseling theory, individual and group counseling interventions, testing and assessment, research methods, and counseling diagnosis, learning the skills to help you develop and achieve your goals whether you're pursuing a new career or looking to advance in your current role. This specialization may also be a good first step for those who wish to pursue a PsyD or PhD, which is generally required for licensure as a counseling psychologist.
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With your Master's in Counseling Psychology from Capella, you'll learn how to counsel clients using scientifically-based psychological theories, and apply counseling psychology theory and research in interventions and decision making. You'll also learn to assess clients' strengths and weaknesses through psychological testing and effectively communicate psychological concepts. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online program in counseling psychology include behavior specialist, counselor, master's level psychologist, psychotherapist, researcher or therapist. Potential workplaces include community counseling center, correctional facility, hospital — inpatient or outpatient, mental health clinic or private practice.