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MSc in Counselling Psychology

Overview The main objective of the Masters programme in Counselling Psychology is to provide specialized knowledge in the aforementioned applied field of Psychology, while simultaneously educating the students with the intervention techniques used in... Read More | Share it now!

 

Programme Structure, Duration and Language

The structure of the MSc in Counselling Psychology is based on three axes. On the first axis are the courses referring to research methodology, statistics and diagnostic methods. On the second axis are the courses referring to abnormal behaviour and diagnoses relating to all developmental levels of human existence (infancy to elderly). The third axis embraces the courses relating directly to the counselling process such as Ethics, Career Counselling, School Counselling, Health Psychology, as well as counselling with couples, families and groups. The programme is further enriched by a Multicultural Counselling course. The programme gives an emphasis on the critical assessment and implementation of different theoretical orientations, as they relate to the counselling process.

The MSc in Counselling Psychology is a full-time, 3-year programme consisting of course work, training (practicums) and research (thesis). The three years include 14 academic courses, four thesis preparation and completion courses and two practicum courses, where students would have to complete 1000 hours of supervised practice. The language used in the programme is Greek with a sufficient knowledge of English needed.

Practicum Placement

Students are expected to complete a total of 1000 hours at their rotating practicum sites during the third year of their studies. These sites include, but are not limited to, a variety of fields such as the counselling center of the University, non-psychiatric medical settings, schools, addiction centers and community counselling centers. The supervision of these 1000 hours will be conducted be licensed experts in the field with many years of clinical and supervision experience.

Career Prospects

Graduates are employed in a variety of settings depending on the services they provide and the client populations they serve. Some are employed in colleges and universities as teachers, supervisors, researchers, and service providers. Others are employed in independent practice providing counselling, psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations. Additional settings in which counselling psychologists practice include community mental health centers, hospitals, family services, health maintenance organizations, rehabilitation agencies, business and industrial organizations and consulting firms.

 

 

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