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Largest Enrollment, New Faculty and Enhanced Degree Program: Exciting Year Ahead for Catholic Gradua

August 23, 2012 - 8:27 PDT

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Arlington, VA (August 23, 2012) - Now in its thirteenth year, the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) warmly welcomed 85 new and returning students to its urban campus. This year's enrollment is the largest since the groundbreaking Catholic graduate school of psychology was founded in 1999.

New students represent 13 states and 3 foreign countries, including Slovakia, Uganda and Canada. This class exemplifies how IPS students come from a variety of backgrounds and stages in their lives: there are several former missionaries, two priests, two empty nesters, a former college football player, a few teachers, and a former lawyer -- as well as students coming immediately after their undergraduate graduation.

The Institute is equally pleased to announce the addition of Assistant Professors Sr. Mary Clare Smith, S.N.D., Ph.D., and IPS alumna Su Li Lee, Psy.D., to its distinguished faculty. More information about Professors Smith and Lee, as well as other IPS faculty, can be found on their website at www.IPSciences.edu.

Important changes to the Master's Program in Clinical Psychology (M.S.) take effect this fall, providing master's graduates greater career options in less time. The revised and compressed program is designed to be completed in two years and two summers of consecutive, full-time study, including a year-long externship.

In his remarks welcoming new and returning students, IPS President Fr. Charles Sikorsky noted the tremendous advancements IPS has made since its founding.

He shared with the students that he frequently hears from mental health practitioners, bishops, family life officers, and others from around the country of the urgent need for well-trained, Catholic clinicians.

"IPS graduates play a pivotal role in filling this need. Pursue your vocation to heal," concluded Fr. Sikorsky.

Information About IPS

Founded in 1999 in Arlington, VA, IPS is a Catholic graduate school of psychology offering master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, and a master's degree in general psychology.

The Institute's distinctive curriculum integrates the science of psychology with insights about the human person from theology and philosophy. At IPS, students are trained to use this integrated approach along with empirical methods for comprehensive assessment and therapeutic intervention.

Contact

Institute for the Psychological Sciences
https://ipsciences.edu/
VA, 22202 US
Ellen Guarente - Asst. Dir. of Promotions, (703) 416-1441 x.116

Keywords

psychology, graduate school, mental health, family life, counselor, clinic, vocation, psychologist

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