Associate Professor of Psychology
The mission of the Charleston Southern University Master of Science in clinical counseling program is to train counselors to be clinically competent and biblically sound.
Upon completion of the program, students will have acquired the knowledge, interpersonal skills, clinical reasoning and problem solving abilities, clinical and technical skills, and professional behaviors required to be a practicing clinical counselor:
- Identify human physical, psychological and social development necessary to evaluate and manage patients across all ages and patient populations in a wide range of clinical settings.
- Explain the process to elicit an accurate assessment, accurate case conceptualization and effective treatment intervention based on the knowledge of the relationship between biological and neurological factors as it relates to the complexity of human functioning.
- Assess and treat a wide range of psychological disorders based on an understanding of theories of psychopathology, including but not limited to dimensions of biological and sociocultural factors.
- Accurately applying assessment measurements frequently used by counselors and psychological practitioners based on thorough knowledge of content, reliability and validity.
- Assess and treat psychological disorders that are consistent with evidence based theories of clinical practice and faith integration.
- Practice psychological assessment and treatment with ethical concepts, and an awareness of legal issues regarding professional mental health activities with individuals, groups and organizations.
- Demonstrate the mastery of knowledge, self-awareness, skills and sensitivity in working with individuals, groups and communities who represent various cultural, religious and personal backgrounds and characteristics.
- Articulate excellent communication skills with patients, their care teams, and other members of the healthcare team that adapts to the needs of that person as necessary.
- Integrate professionalism with the highest ethical principles, sensitivity and responsiveness to all patients, their care teams and members of the healthcare team.