The mission of Webster's MA program in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology is to provide its students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science and psychological research, who are competent in counseling practice and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values and worlds of various clients. Viewing research and practice as interdependent and mutually supporting, the MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology is based on the scientist-practitioner training model.
The program is committed both to preparing counseling psychologists for advanced doctoral studies in psychology and to providing training and experience that prepare students for practice. The goal is to train psychologists who have a sound knowledge of the bases of counseling and psychotherapy. Adopting a multicultural perspective, the program also emphasizes the importance of multicultural competence in both research and practice.