An integrative approach to mental health; gain the skills to help clients assess emotional difficulties, develop insight, and make significant lifestyle changes through Webster’s Counseling program – the only one offered in English in continental Europe.
Coming from Geneva’s well-respected counseling community, our expert professors provide a solid grounding in counseling theories and techniques, supported by case studies and real-life examples from their own professional practices. You will also obtain essential practical experience through role play, peer counseling, 100 hours of practicum, (unpaid) and 600 hours of internship (can be paid).
The flexible evening program allows you to easily combine work and study, while the integrated approach and practicum/ internship experience also allows you to specialize in your own area of interest. Satisfying licensing requirements in various US states, the program draws on a wide range of disciplines, including:
Small classes allow individual attention, and foster an open atmosphere where you can learn from the different perspectives and cultures of your international classmates and professors. This multicultural experience is particularly valuable if you plan to work in the Geneva area. The program also cultivates self-awareness and interpersonal communications skills – essential to anyone planning to help others.
Your career will benefit from networking opportunities with professors, guest speakers, alumni, and classmates, all from diverse backgrounds and varied specialties.
Not just a theoretical degree
Webster’s counseling program provides essential, hands-on practice through a variety of means.
* Practicum * Internship * Peer counseling * Role play
You will also be exposed to current counseling issues and practical examples through:
* Expert professors: Your professors don’t just teach theory – they also bring real-life examples from their extensive experience as practicing therapists.
* Guest speakers: Key psychologists and psychotherapists invited to various classes and to give public lectures provide different perspectives and insights.
* Case studies: You learn about current counseling issues through analysis of relevant case studies.
Flexible Schedule, Flexible Program
Accommodating working professionals
Webster’s modular Counseling program allows you to easily combine work and other commitments with your studies.
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You can also tailor the program to your interests and needs. You will take 12 required courses and 4 electives to complete the degree. All classes are conveniently held in the evening, from 18.30 - 22.30. The Master in Counseling can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis (depending on visa status).
Basic Admission requirements
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Applications areaccepted for August and Januarystart dates.
1. Bachelor's degree from accredited, recognized university
2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4-point scale (approximately a B-)
3. Proof of English proficiency
Also, formal verification of competence in each of these areas (through, for example, a transcripted course or equivalent) is required:
- Human growth and development
- Psychology of learning and/or cognition
- Personality theory
- Abnormal psychology or psychopathology
- Social psychology
This background can come from either a Bachelor degree in Psychology or its equivalent, or the equivalent professional experience and background.
If you do not have these undergraduate courses or their equivalents, your academic experience will be evaluated by an admission advisor and Webster's counseling faculty advisory committee.
Each applicant will have a personal interview prior to acceptance. You may be asked to complete additional coursework to meet admission requirements.
While professional experience is highly valued, applicants with the appropriate academic background do not need to have worked previously in order to enter the program.
At the start of each term the student pays for courses taken in that term. Each course is Swiss Francs 2,925, and the total tuition (16 courses) is Swiss Francs 46,800
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