The aim of this program is to cultivate professionals with comprehensive knowledge in various branches of psychology, with a specialized focus on Counselling and School Psychology. Students will delve into methodologies and tools employed in psychology, enabling them to apply these in diverse settings, particularly within educational institutions for the betterment and growth of individuals, groups, or organizations. This program equips students with the essential training to pursue additional, legally mandated, specialized certifications in various psychological fields. Graduates will be primed for further academic pursuits at the doctoral level.
The degree holds versatile applications in numerous sectors, including clinical psychology and healthcare services, encompassing roles in hospitals and ambulances. It also extends to individual and group counseling, school psychology, pedagogical centers, coaching, organization development, and sport psychology.
Integral to the curriculum is the continuous practicum, which spans four semesters and involves active engagement in a school environment. Students collaborate with a counseling psychologist over two semesters, allowing them to directly implement the knowledge acquired during their courses. This hands-on experience affords immediate feedback, enabling students to refine their methods and attain a high level of proficiency and insight in their work.
Upon completion of the program, graduates possess a wealth of knowledge applicable to various realms of psychology. They have the flexibility to choose from a range of career paths. In many countries, further studies are typically a prerequisite for establishing an independent practice, albeit under the guidance of a specialized psychologist. Professionals holding an MA in Psychology can embark on their careers, finding opportunities in clinical psychology and healthcare services, individual and group counseling, school psychology, pedagogical centers, coaching, organization development, and sport psychology.