Divine Mercy University

Introduction

Divine Mercy University

Divine Mercy University (DMU) is a Catholic graduate school of psychology and counseling, founded in 1999 as the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. The University is dedicated to the scientific study of psychology with a Catholic understanding of the person, marriage and the family. The University offers a Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctoral (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Divine Mercy University (DMU) is governed by its Board of Directors, which has complete and final governing authority over the University. The Board consists of the Bishop of Arlington, Virginia, seven lay Catholic leaders and three members of the Legion of Christ. The Legion sponsors the University by providing a President and a Chaplain and helping to maintain the Catholic identity of the institution.

Vision

Divine Mercy University (DMU) will be an international center for scholarship and professional training dedicated to the development of a psychology grounded in an integral Catholic-Christian view of the human person. Maintaining the highest academic standards, it will educate new generations of psychologists as well as professionals in psychology-related fields and open new areas of research for psychological theories that explore the relationship of psychology and the Catholic-Christian understanding of the human person.

Mission

Divine Mercy University (DMU) is an institution of higher education offering Master and Doctoral degrees. It is affiliated with the Legionaries of Christ. The University is dedicated to the renewal of the Catholic-Christian intellectual tradition and the integration of the theoretical and empirical bases of psychology and a Catholic-Christian view of the human person.

Divine Mercy University (DMU) seeks to provide students an effective academic and educational environment that supports the integration of the psychological sciences and a Catholic-Christian understanding of the person through teaching and learning both knowledge and critical skills. It assists students intellectually and professionally as they prepare themselves to respond to their vocation as mental health professionals or as men and women in helping professions. The University’s mission also involves dialogue about its integrative approach with practitioners and scholars, nationally and internationally.

The DMU Model

Divine Mercy University (DMU) is forming professionals in the mental health field and other psychology-related careers to meet the growing demand for men and women who respect the dignity and uniqueness of every client.

As a result of our clinical programs, DMU clinicians go beyond simple symptom relief to facilitate true healing and growth for clients and their families. Every one of our programs educate students so that they will help clients develop virtues and flourish as human beings.

To assist in articulating this integrated understanding of each client’s complete reality (spiritual, emotional, temporal), the DMU faculty – clinicians and theoreticians, sociologists, philosophers and theologians – meet regularly in a research group call the Faculty Integration Project.

A decade of this multidisciplinary work has resulted in “The DMU Model” of integration.

This DMU Model brings together scientific psychology’s theoretical and empirically-based knowledge with philosophical and theological insights about the person from the Catholic faith.

Student Testimonials

“The professors provide an invaluable perspective on the compassion crucial in addressing mental health issues. Moreover, the focus on psychology in terms of man’s physical and spiritual existence equips each student with a full understanding of what it means to be psychologically healthy.” Anna Adams, USA

“My education has been invaluable in my day-to-day experience of therapy with college students. I learned to look at the whole person: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and psychologically; to both distinguish issues in each area as well as identify the overlap that exists between the categories in any given person. IPS gave me the tools necessary to continue the integration of faith and psychology in my career as a therapist.” Kate Ebeler, USA

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Master of Science in Counseling (Online)

Online Part time 3 - 7 years September 2018 USA Arlington

The M.S. in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is a online counseling degree program that embraces the Catholic-Christian vision and educates in the core dispositions established by industry standards. Students acquire the necessary counseling knowledge and skills to engage in communities as effective community leaders and social justice advocates. [+]

The Master of Science in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling The Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is an online counseling degree program that embraces the Catholic-Christian vision and educates in the core dispositions established by industry standards. Students acquire the necessary counseling knowledge and skills to engage in communities as effective community leaders and social justice advocates. Graduates are compassionate and ethical in their work as trained professionals that honor and respect the innate dignity of every person in a global, diverse population. The online counseling degree program requires 66 semester credit hours of coursework, a practicum experience of 100 hours with a minimum of 40 hours of direct services and an internship of 600 hours with a minimum of 240 hours of direct service. Students are also required to travel to complete three extended weekend residencies in the duration of the program. State of the art technology is used for both asynchronous (traditional online learning) with significant use of video taping of various clinical and professional skills to be reviewed by peers and faculty, and synchronous learning where students will have virtual face-to-face interactions in their learning process. The SOC counseling program is an entry-level, online counselor education program. Curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification and licensure in the State of Virginia. The American Counseling Association (ACA) (2016) provides license information for each state. What can I do with an M.S. in Counseling? Master level professional counselors... [-]

Master of Science in Psychology (Online)

Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Arlington + 1 more

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology is a 36- credit hour, 100% online graduate program that is designed to be completed in two years of enrolled study. The online masters in psychology program provides professional competency in psychology while developing an integrative understanding of the human person in application to service delivery. [+]

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology is a 36- credit hour, 100% online graduate program that is designed to be completed in two years of enrolled study. The online masters in psychology program provides professional competency in psychology while developing an integrative understanding of the human person in application to service delivery. This online masters in psychology program seeks to exhibit advanced professional skills such as communication, interpersonal, leadership skills, budgeting, program evaluation, and cultural awareness in order to enable growth as a transformational leader in a service-delivery setting. Through DMU’s unique curriculum, you will become a transformational leader, strengthened by Catholic-Christian teachings on human dignity and informed by foundations in modern psychology. DMU specializes in a Psychology curriculum that roots every course in a Catholic-Christian understanding of the human person. How will this online masters in psychology program impact your career or vocation? By understanding the whole person and not just their behaviors, you will be prepared to: - Help people to flourish in their personal vocations and daily life. - Build and maintain relationships with clients, manage cases, and facilitate groups. - Act effectively in situations where de-escalation, negotiation, and crisis intervention are needed. - Examine in-depth theory and research associated with the diagnosis and treatment of common psychological problems. - Recognize the integrity and dignity of each person you encounter. - Recruit and lead a volunteer team. - Integrate research and program evaluation data to improve your practice and... [-]

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Divine Mercy University

Address Divine Mercy University 2001 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ste. 511 Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Website https://divinemercy.edu/
Phone +1 703-416-1441