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Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology

Northwest University
5 years
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
On campus
Kirkland
English
29 August 2022
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology

About this program

Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology

The Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Counseling Psychology program is designed to prepare individuals to become licensed counseling psychologists in the state of Washington. At the completion of the program, the successful Psy.D. student will be equipped professionally in the following ways:

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science (or an equivalent) degree from a regionally accredited college of university with a 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA. It is preferred that students have a major in psychology.
  • If an applicant does not have previous degree in psychology, he or she must of have completed: (a) General Psychology, (b) Theories of Personality or Theories of Psychotherapy, (c) Abnormal Psychology or Psychopathology, (d) Developmental or Lifespan Psychology, (e) History and Systems, and (f) Statistics. (In addition, a Research Methods course is preferred.)
  • Online application including references.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test.
  • An interview with program faculty.
  • A national background check and Washington State Patrol criminal background check are required upon matriculation.

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Program content

Year One - Fall Semester:

  • Psychopathology
  • Cultural and Diversity Issues in Psychology
  • Theology of Psychology
  • Advanced Psychology Law and Ethics

Year One - Spring Semester:

  • Theories of Personality
  • Social Justice and Faith Integration
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Advanced Lifespan Development

Year One - Summer Semester:

  • Research Methods I: Statistics
  • Social Psychology and Behavior
  • International Field Study
  • Pre-Practicum I: Counseling Skills I

Year Two & Fall Semester:

  • Research Methods II: Design and Ethics
  • Pre-Practicum II: Advanced Counseling Skills
  • Cognitive Affective Basis of Behavior
  • Psychological Assessment I: Cognitive Assessments

Year Two & Spring Semester:

  • Testing and Measurement
  • Group Counseling and Cultural Dynamics
  • Pre-Practicum III: Systems and Modalities Of Therapy
  • Psychological Assessment III: Social, Emotional, And Behavioral
  • Assessment

Year Two - Summer Semester:

  • Research Methods III: Techniques of Data Analysis
  • Pre-Practicum IV: Advanced Psychopathology
  • Psychological Assessment II: Personality Assessments
  • Dissertation Preparation

Year Three - Fall Semester:

  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Doctoral Practicum I
  • Interventions and Practice I: Psychotherapeutic Modalities
  • Psychopharmacology

Year Three - Spring Semester:

  • Human Sexuality and Sexual Disorders
  • Substance Addictions and Interventions
  • Doctoral Practicum II
  • Interventions and Practice II: Population-Based Approaches
  • Qualifying Exam

Year Three - Summer Semester:

  • Interprofessional Practice and Consultation
  • Counseling and Career Development
  • Doctoral Practicum III
  • Dissertation I

Year Four - Fall Semester:

  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Professional Practice Seminar III: Supervision
  • Dissertation II

Select One:

  • Doctoral Advanced Practicum I
  • Doctoral Pre-Internship I
  • Year Four - Spring Semester:
  • Interventions and Practice III: Efficacy of Interventions and Innovative
  • Therapies
  • Professional Practice Seminar: Professional Standards
  • Dissertation III

Select One:

  • Doctoral Advanced Practicum II
  • Doctoral Pre-Internship II

Year Four - Summer Semester:

  • Interventions and Practice IV: Advanced Counseling Practice
  • Dissertation IV

Select One:

  • Doctoral Advanced Practicum III
  • Doctoral Pre-Internship III

Year Five - Fall Semester:

  • Doctoral Internship in Psychology I or
  • Doctoral Internship in Psychology I

Year Five - Spring Semester:

  • Doctoral Internship in Psychology II or
  • Doctoral Internship in Psychology II

Year Five - Summer Semester:

  • Doctoral Internship in Psychology III or
  • Doctoral Internship in Psychology III

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Total Tuition fee: $966 per credit

Qualification

Credits: 119 semester

Academic Award: Doctor of Psychology

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Northwest University

Northwest University was founded on October 1, 1934. We are a Christian co-educational institution accredited at the highest institutional level nationally and regionally. We awards associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in over 70 programs. Northwest University is a Christian...


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Northwest University

5520 108th Ave NE
98003 Kirkland Washington
United States of America

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