Chatham's Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program focuses on the professional, intellectual, and personal growth of students, emphasizing human-centered values as well as evidence-informed treatment approaches. The program aims to prepare students to become competent providers of counseling psychology services in the context of a diverse community and the ever-changing healthcare environment.
The psychology-based curriculum integrates theoretical foundations, experiential perspectives, and research methodologies with practice. In addition, students learn to assess persons in their familial and social contexts, design strategies for change, and evaluate the effectiveness of those interventions. Students are further encouraged to be mindful of the socio-cultural diversity of individuals, families, and groups. Successful completion of the counseling psychology courses prepares students for master's-level positions in professions promoting the optimal development of individuals, families, groups, and organizations. Graduates of the program will be ready for employment in agencies providing mental and physical health services, social services and other educational, professional, and business organizations.