Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD)

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Program Description

The Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD) program at Holy Family University is committed to a practitioner-scholar training model. The program is evidence-based and practice-informed, utilizing interventions that reflect the foundational values of the discipline of counseling psychology. Our view of clinical training is consistent with the American Psychological Association’s Standards of Accreditation for Health Services Psychology (HSP) and the guidelines for professional psychology training developed by the National Council for Schools and Programs in Psychology (NCSPP).

The program develops trainees who demonstrate a respect for all individuals and have the ability to work from a developmental framework and a strength-based approach. The program develops trainees skilled in working with a variety of individuals with a wide range of issues who can foster psychological development by increasing the client’s ability to problem solve and cope more effectively with daily stressors and demands. The program embraces a mind-body approach that utilizes a prevention perspective, focusing on developing client strengths and understanding the role of the person-environment interaction. The program facilitates the development of students who are able to seek career paths within a variety of contexts working with diverse populations.

Last updated Sep 2020

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Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, and rapid degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Phil ... Read More

Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational university offering undergraduate, graduate, and rapid degree programs. The University’s main campus is in Northeast Philadelphia an additional location in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1954 by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth as a private, not-for-profit, faith-inspired community, Holy Family University propels graduates to purpose-driven, values-centered lives through outstanding academic programs, flexible delivery options, manifold experiential learning opportunities, supportive career development, and deep personal connections. Read less