The mission of the Master of Psychology with a focus on the psychological counseling program is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and practical training. The program is aimed at training future psychologists with a deep knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of research in the social sciences, who are competent in counseling practice and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values and worlds of various clients. Considering research and practice as interdependent and mutually supportive, the master's degree in psychology with an emphasis on the psychological counseling program is based on the training model of practical scientists. The program is dedicated to both (1) the training of psychologists-consultants for in-depth doctoral research in the field of psychology, and (2) the provision of training and experience that prepare students for practice. Its goal is to prepare psychologists who are well aware of the basics of counseling and psychotherapy. Acceptance of a multicultural perspective, A Master of Psychology with a focus on counseling psychology is available ONLY on the Webster Vienna and Leiden campuses. In order to qualify as a professional psychologist or psychotherapist, a student may be required to complete an additional education and licensing procedure, depending on the national requirements of the country in which he / she wishes to work. For example: in order to qualify as a professional psychologist in the Netherlands, students must have a bachelor's and master's degree in psychology. In order to qualify for the Gezondheidszorg Psycholoog (professional psychologist) in the Netherlands, further training is required after obtaining a master's degree. Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: Explain the main approaches to counseling and psychotherapy and the role of therapeutic relationships. Describe important theories of human development and study their significance for counseling psychology. Discuss the main categories of psychological disorders and use this knowledge to evaluate and diagnose psychopathology. Describe the mechanisms of action of various psychopharmacological agents and evaluate the role of psychopharmacology in counseling psychology. Describe the importance of professional ethics and demonstrate how ethical standards and legal requirements relate to counseling and psychotherapy practices. Administration and interpretation of various widely used psychological tests. Create an appropriate research design, collect data and implement the necessary statistical methods to answer the re-search questions related to counseling psychology, which adds discipline. Demonstrate practical counseling skills that can be applied to individuals and groups to address a wide range of issues and conditions. Integration of theory, experience, behavioral observation and analysis to systematically improve knowledge and counseling skills. Evaluate the relevance of different counseling approaches to different cultures, values, and world views of different clients and select the appropriate approaches.