Sunaray "Sunnie" Johnson, '16 (pictured: right) is taking the field of psychology by storm. After spending a full year designing and conducting original research on childhood trauma and resilience in the Black community, she was invited to present her work at an October 2015 conference of black clinicians committed to promoting culturally sensitive research and curricula on sexuality in Philadelphia.
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The Psychology department offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees, with specializations in Counseling and Forensic Psychology. Students gain a greater understanding of human behavior, the role of psychology in everyday life, and the importance of social justice within the human condition. Programs feature close professional relationships with professors and a supportive environment.
1. Students design and conduct original research studies and present their findings at local and national conferences.
2. Students attain internships at places like Jersey Battered Women's Service, NJ AIDS Services and Avenel STU.
3. CSE has an on-campus chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.
1. Close, ongoing professional relationships with dedicated faculty.
2. Experienced guidance and support through your research and thesis.
3. Proximity to major metropolitan area, with multiple research sites and institutions.
1. A mental health specialization meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor in New Jersey.
2. A school counseling specialization meets the educational requirements for certification as a School Counselor in New Jersey.
3. A counseling psychology specialization prepares students to apply for doctoral training in Psychology.
1. The Combined Baccalaureate to Master's Degree Program enables highly motivated undergraduate students to transition into the 30 credit M.A. in Counseling Psychology program while still completing the College's baccalaureate program.
2. The Combined Degree program allows students planning to apply to doctoral programs or who want to utilize psychology for personal enrichment, to improve their professional life, and/or realize future career potential, to complete a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate work.
3. Students completing the Combined Degree would be eligible to apply for admission to our Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology doctoral program.
"My goal is to be a counselor who knows how to advocate for people who are having difficulty getting the help they require. That is one reason I especially like the College of Saint Elizabeth program. It emphasizes social justice and serving the underserved."
– Robert Ruiz, '18
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