Student Learning Outcomes
Counseling Psychology as a psychological specialty aims at facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental, and organizational concerns. Through the integration of theory, research, and practice, and with sensitivity to multicultural issues, this program encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives. Counseling psychology is unique in its attention both to normal developmental issues and to problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders.
Graduates from the program will be able to:
•Provide mental health counseling to clients/patients from different ethnic, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds;
•Understand general counseling theory and practice, within a scientist-practitioner framework;
•Understand the social, psychological, health, and economic problems that residents of Hawaii face, along with the professional skills to help people cope with and manage these problems in the future;