Gardner-Webb University’s School of Psychology offers undergraduate students, graduate student, and working professionals.

School of Psychology and Counseling

The School of Psychology and Counseling offers six degrees:

 

B.S. in Psychology (Day Program)

 

B.S. in Human Services (Degree Completion Program)

 

M.A. in School Counseling

 

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

 

M.Div/M.A. in Divinity and Mental Health Counseling

 

Locations

 

 

Boiling Springs, NC

Charlotte, NC

B.S. in Psychology

X

 

B.S. in Human Services (DCP)*

X

 

M.A. in School Counseling

X

 

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

X

X

M.Div./M.A. in Divinity and Mental Health Counseling

X

 

 

*The courses for the DCP B.S. in Human Services are also offered in Burke, Gaston, McDowell, Montgomery, Richmond, Surry, and Wilkes Counties; at Mayland Community College, at Isothermal Community College; and in Charlotte, Hickory, Statesville, and Winston-Salem.

 

Mission

The School of Psychology and Counseling is to give students a broad overview of the field of Psychology within the foundation of a Christian, liberal arts institution.  In keeping with the mission, the School of Psychology and Counseling faculty endeavor to develop within its students the following:

  1. An understanding of the fundamentals of human thought and behavior; 
  2. A functional knowledge of scientific methods of studying behavior;
  3. An appreciation of the dignity and complexity of persons; and
  4. Skills for enhancing intrapersonal and interpersonal development.

 

Goals

  1. KNOWLEDGE BASE OF PSYCHOLOGY – Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, philosophical foundations, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  2. RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY – Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  3. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS IN PSYCHOLOGY – Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  4. APPLICATION OF PSYCHOLOGY – Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  5. VALUES IN PSYCHOLOGY – Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinning of psychology as a discipline.
  6. INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY LITERACY – Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.
  7. COMMUNICATION SKILLS – Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
  8. SOCIOCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS – Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity as well as the dignity and complexity of persons.
  9. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT – Students will develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.
  10. CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT –Students will emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.

Contact
 

Dr. David Carscaddon

Email: dcarscaddon@gardner-webb.edu

Phone: (704) 406-4437

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