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The Counseling Psychology Profession

Counseling Psychology is a specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span.  The specialty  pays particular attention to emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns.

The practice of Counseling Psychology encompasses a broad range of culturally-sensitive practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to function better in their lives. With its  attention to both to normal developmental issues and problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders, the specialization holds a unique perspective in the broader practice-based areas of psychology.

Counseling Psychologists serve persons of all ages and cultural backgrounds in both individual and group settings. They also consult regularly with organizations seeking to enhance their effectiveness or the well-being of their members.

Interventions used by Counseling Psychologists may be either brief or long-term; they are often problem-specific and goal-directed. These activities are guided by a philosophy that values individual differences and diversity and a focus on prevention, development, and adjustment across the life-span.

 

(From Society of Counseling Psychology website: http://www.div17.org/about/what-is-counseling-psychology/)

 

Counseling Psychology Information Sessions

These informational sessions will provide you with important information about our Ph.D. Program in Counseling Psychology. What professionals in these careers do, the job outlook, program requirements, admissions requirements, and the admissions process.

Salt Lake City meetings are held on the University of Utah campus, in the Sorenson Arts & Education Complex (SAEC) 2138. Please call the Educational Psychology Office at 801-581-7148 if you have questions. Campus Map

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Last Updated: 6/21/17