Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Psy.D. Program Hosts Open House in Brattleboro Dec. 9

BRATTLEBORO, VT –Union Institute & University (UI&U) in Brattleboro will host an open house to introduce prospective students to its doctoral degree program in psychology with a concentration in clinical psychology (Psy.D.), from 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, December 9, in the program’s offices located at the Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro.  Faculty, admissions staff and current students will be available to answer questions and to explain key aspects of the program.

Consistent with UI&U’s mission, the Psy.D. program integrates social justice into all of its courses and emphasizes multiculturalism in clinical practice. “We train people to become more aware of injustices, such as trauma, abuse, oppression and racism, and prepare them to be active agents of change, both with their clients and the larger social system,” said Dr. William Lax, dean of the program. Students are trained to be culturally competent clinicians, able to provide mental health services to individuals, families, groups and organizations.

The UI&U Psy.D. program integrates face-to-face and online courses to offer flexibility for working adults who need to balance career, family, and other social and civic responsibilities. In addition to the online courses, students attend two week-long fall and spring academic meetings, as well as weekend professional development seminars and courses in Brattleboro about once a month for the first three years of the program.

Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2012 Brattleboro cohort.
The program welcomes applications from those with either earned master’s or bachelor’s degrees in psychology or related areas.

To learn more or to register, call: 802-257-9411 or email: UI&U’s Brattleboro offices are located minutes from Interstate 91 at the juncture of the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts borders. It is easily accessible throughout the greater New England region.

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