The Master of Guidance and Counseling program is a specialized graduate degree designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to promote their competency and personal well-being by helping them adjust to social realities. Rooted in the principles of psychology and education, this program aims to produce professionals who can support individuals’ personal, social, academic, and emotional development, fostering their overall well-being and success.
At the end of the program, the graduate must be able to:
1. Use counseling theories, principles, and approaches to diagnose problems, generate solutions, and design interventions and treatment plans in their professional capacity.
2. Adhere to and apply ethical principles in weighing evidence, tolerating ambiguity, and reflecting values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a discipline;
3. Communicate with people in a variety of contexts, which include working with others, facilitating discussions that foster understanding, and presenting research in written and oral formats;
4. Demonstrate accountability and integrity in professional and personal relationships;
5. Generate new knowledge based on evidence from local culture and context, using psychological concepts and theories and
6. Accurately evaluate her performance in various roles (personal, academic, professional, etc.) and different settings.