Monday, March 8, 2010

UI&U Launches Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies Program

New post-graduate program prepares learners for licensure and helps them advance in their careers while focusing on their individual goals and interests

BRATTLEBORO, VT. - Union Institute & University, a private, non-profit university with two locations in Brattleboro today announced the launch of the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) with concentrations in Psychology and Counseling, a certificate program designed for post-graduate learners who want to continue their education and wish to expand on their previous training in the science of psychology and the art of the helping professions.

“The CAGS program offers rigorous academic processes for both licensure-bound learners, enabling them to meet increasingly detailed specifications for credentialing, as well as those advancing their career goals in non-licensure tracks,” said Dr. Nicholas Young, director of UI&U’s programs in psychology and counseling. “The post-graduate program is directed towards mastery in the field, and like all Union programs, the focus is on the individual goals and unique needs of learners.”

Learners in the CAGS program can chose concentrations that prepare them for licensure: professional counseling and counselor education and supervision; as well as non-licensure concentrations in human development and wellness, and psychology education.

The two brief residency options are sensitive to adults with busy lives. Those who live close to the Brattleboro Center or who desire more frequent face-to-face contact may opt for the Weekend Option, while those at a distance may select the National Option that meets for a week twice each year. For more information contact the UI&U Graduate Admissions Office at 1-800-336-6794 ext. 8900, or email

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