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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Counseling Psychology Program, located in Southwest Wisconsin and serving the tri-state region, provides the opportunity for graduate study in school counseling, community counseling, and higher education/students services and affairs. Graduate study in the program is designed to help the student develop his/her unique potential as a professional. The faculty works to identify and enhance the knowledge and skills needed for professional licensure. The faculty also emphasizes providing a structure and environment that facilitates student growth in thinking critically, reflecting with personal insight, and integrating feelings and thoughts. The goal is to assist students in their development of a professional, personal, and social identity.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate professional judgment and therapeutic interpersonal skills.
  2. Apply critical knowledge of human development, counseling theory, measurement, and assessment.
  3. Demonstrate competency in using counseling processes.
  4. Apply critical knowledge, skills, and disposition of the Pupil Services Standards and the Content Guidelines for School Counselors.
  5. Exhibit a working knowledge of the ethical standards of the ACA and the ASCA.
  6. Demonstrate competence in the use of research methodology applied to the fields of counseling psychology and counseling.
  7. Show self-awareness and sensitivity to one’s impact on others.
  8. Exhibit respect for the dignity and worth of the individual and appreciation of human diversity.
  9. Display active involvement in the counseling profession
  10. Increase human diversity in various aspects of the Counseling Psychology Program. 
    Counseling Psychology Human Diversity Plan

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