Graduate Programs: Counseling Psychology
ADMISSION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, EFFECTIVE FALL 2012
UHV Counseling Psychology Program Handbook
This degree program is offered in Victoria.
This 48-hour graduate psychology program leads to a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology.
The program will prepare you to assess and to provide psychotherapy or counseling to people in need. It has a strong clinical component and meets the academic requirements for the Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential. With this license, you can practice as a professional counselor in your own practice, for a mental health agency, a psychiatric hospital, a residential treatment center, or a university counseling center, among other sites.
As an LPC, your professional practice may involve assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.
- Clinical interviewing
- Evaluation and classification of normal and maladaptive behavior
- Administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized intelligence and personality tests
- Writing evaluations for a variety of clients
- Help individuals solve life problems and create more fulfilling lives
- Provide individual, group, family and career counseling
- Provide crisis intervention and other support services
- Consult with parents, educators, clergy, medical professionals, and others regarding client issues and welfare
- Coordinate services between treatment sites, clients, and the community
If your educational goal is to pursue a doctoral degree in Psychology, then the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology provides a valuable foundation toward that pursuit.
Admission to the counseling psychology, forensic psychology or school psychology program is based on an evaluation by the program's admission committee of the following information.
- A 1-2 page essay that states the applicant's reasons for applying to the program and the applicant's career goals.
- One Letter of Recommendation (including the Recommendation Form for Graduate Psychology Programs (http://www.uhv.edu/asa/pdf/grad_recommendation_form.pdf) from a non-UHV, non-family source.
- Evidence of having completed undergraduate or graduate courses in statistics, research, and abnormal psychology. A particular course will be waived as a requirement if the student passes a comprehensive final or its equivalent for the designated course with a grade of C or better. The exam may be taken no more than once for a particular course.
- Admission index of 1,400 or higher (980 or higher if the GRE is taken after August 1, 2011). For more information click here.
For more information about UHV's Counseling Psychology program, please contact Dr. Catherine Perz, Program Director at PerzC@uhv.edu.