Graduate Psychology Program Expands to Offer Licensed Professional Counselor Exam Preparation Through MPsy

Graduate Psychology Program Expands to Offer Licensed Professional Counselor Exam Preparation Through MPsy

 

The Psychology Department is now offering a Master of Psychology degree with clinical concentration that can be used to fulfill requirements to sit for the Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) exam. Graduate psychology students can pursue a masters degree with clinical concentration in a psychology department whose humanistic focus on the human persons freedom and responsibility is ideal for shaping counselors.

Our Psychology Department is unique in that we focus on the human persons ability to be an agent of meaning in their own lives, rather than viewing an individual as simply the product of environmental and cognitive forces, said Gilbert Garza, associate professor of psychology and director of the graduate psychology program. This emphasis is ideal for training future licensed professional counselors.

The 48 credit-hour graduate degree program provides a balanced mix of foundational psychology and counseling courses and requires 300 supervised hours of clinical practicum to complete.

This program can be used to fulfill the graduate education requirements for the Texas LPC license, which certifies the holder to work legally as mental health professionals. Once graduates have attained LPC certification, they commonly work as counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers; many also choose to pursue doctorates in psychology or related fields.

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists will grow 29 percent by 2022, much faster than the average for other occupations. Much of that growth will result from an expected increase in the number of health insurance policies that cover mental health counseling services.

For admission criteria and more information about the program, visit udallas.edu/gradpsychology.

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