The Master of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology provides solid educational training in psychology for individuals who wish to alleviate the many social and mental problems prevalent in Cambodia. Graduates find work as counselors at mental health and community clinics, schools, rehabilitation centers, and non-government organizations. They can also work for the government in areas such as the Ministry of Women’s Affairs or Social Affairs. Furthermore, in order to fulfill the demands of and deal with social and mental problems more effectively, Master training is needed for those who are willing to develop their skills and are working in the field of mental health in Cambodia.
The mission of the Master Program at the Psychology Department at the Royal University of Phnom Penh is to provide solid educational training in psychology that will increase and apply psychological knowledge, foster critical thinking and the development of academic skills, generate research methodology and statistical skills, encourage ethical behavior, and establish community outreach services. We aim to provide a tailored program in which our graduate students can learn advanced concepts and principles of psychology, psychotherapy, counseling and the methods of scientific inquiry into the behavior of individuals, groups and society. We also aim to give profound practical training in Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Counseling and Trauma Treatment.
The Department of Psychology aspires to excellence in research, education of master students, to establish an energetic learning environment where graduate students learn the scientific principles of behavior and mental processes, to make significant contributions to the science and practice of psychology, and to produce professionals who serve the local, national, and global communities.
Master’s Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, RUPP, Has been funded by: