If you're looking for a counseling career, there's a new reason to apply to Johnson & Wales University. Our Counseling Psychology degree gives you clinical work experience before you even graduate, so you gain a competitive advantage in an expanding job market.
Not Your Typical Psych Program “These courses are practical,” says Professor Cheryl Almeida. “We
basically took the best of psych programs, then focused on training
students for careers in practical psychology.
“Usually, you study psychology theory as an undergrad. You have to wait until grad school to get any kind of work experience.”
At JWU, you’ll do your internship with a licensed practitioner, she explains. “You get that work experience, so you’re ready to work in the field right away.” Counsel Those in Need, for Credit “Our program’s going to touch an area of everyone’s life,” Almeida says.
Hands-on experience counseling children, the elderly, the homeless or clients with mental health, substance abuse and addiction issues extends to your community service at JWU. “JWU students to a lot of community service, but you'll do four times that amount," she adds. "And most of our professionally-oriented classes have site work elements, so you can build on your skills.”Graduate School Competitive Edge "This degree gives you this work experience immediately. So you’re on
track to get the specific Masters degree you want, as soon as you
graduate," says Jeffrey Senese, JWU's vice president of Academic Affairs.
You need a Masters in Social Work (MSW) to work in most states, he points out. And if you want to work with children, especially in schools, you can head directly into graduate programs in education and criminal justice.
Growing Counseling Career Field HMO’s need case managers and fraud case workers. And with more than a million people in jail, the need for probation officers and case workers has never been greater.
The jobs are out there," Senese says. “So this program has the same career focus as any JWU program."“You won’t just get a psychology theory foundation. This is a professional program. You’ll graduate prepared to work.”
Explore our Counseling Psychology degree program.