Webster University’s new MA in Counseling Psychology launches in Fall (2013) and prepares graduates for actual practice and further study in Psychology. This is a highly portable qualification, taught in English in Leiden. Come and hear more about it at our information session on 17 November.
The program is theoretical and practical, an example of Webster’s teaching style. Faculty are practicing Psychologists or Counselors and bring their authentic experiences into the classroom.  By blending the theoretical with the practical, and drawing on the scientist-practitioner model, students will understand theoretical concepts and be given the tools and supervision to implement them in the real world.Students are given the opportunity to become active in the Biljmer Project under the direct supervision of one of Webster University faculty. This particular internship opportunity allows students to work with victims of human trafficking, implementing a peer-led trauma-focused therapy.
Students may also conduct their internship within Webster University’s Counseling Center, which provides assessment and therapy to students and members of the public presenting with a range of difficulties. Students can of course choose alternatives based on their experience and interests and they will be supported in sourcing an appropriate internship by our Careers Center.
This program is unique in the Netherlands and is designed to fit around student’s work schedule and home life. By providing courses in the evenings our students can easily schedule the program around their professional duties.  Additionally, we pride ourselves on our high instructor to student ratio, which means our students receive the attention they deserve. All our classes are taught in English.
Webster University is a global university and students can expect to work alongside other students and instructors from all over the world. This not only enhances the learning experience but also prepares students to work within multi-cultural environments from the first day they step into the classroom. Having highly diverse faculty and student-body will prepare students in the Counseling Psychology program to effectively communicate with a diverse cliental, no matter where they may find themselves after the program.
Webster University is holding an information session on Saturday the 17th of November, from 3-5pm. This will include a lecture or workshop presented by one of our faculty members within the program to give you a flavor of what you can expect from the program. If you would like to know more about the session or to register, please do so here.