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Prevention Science Specialization



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CFHS Prevention Science
5251 University of Oregon

Welcome to Counseling Psychology’s M.Ed. in Counseling, Family, & Human Services (CFHS) with a specialization in Prevention Science, a 1 year, 45 credit master's program that begins each fall term. Training is designed to prepare students for obtaining employment in research and community settings, entry into a doctoral program, or further training in clinically-oriented master's programs. Students in the program have the opportunity to take graduate courses alongside doctoral students in Counseling Psychology and master's students in Couples and Family Therapy.  Interested students can complete both the M.Ed. and specialization in Prevention Science in one academic year.

This master’s program will emphasize research training in psychological foundations, research competencies, and effective interventions to identify and reduce malleable risk factors, and enhance protective factors.

DOMAIN 1.0: Psychological Foundations
Focus: Developing a knowledge base in the general principles and leading theories of psychology

DOMAIN 2.0: Research Competencies
Focus: Developing basic skills in formulating questions, designing and carrying out research, and scholarly review of the empirical literature  

DOMAIN 3.0: Intervention Competencies
Focus: Developing a knowledge base in theories and approaches to prevention and intervention  

**Please note that this master’s degree does not lead to therapy licensure eligibility and is not a counselor or therapist training program.

Want to learn more about the CFHS program, Prevention Science specialization? Come to an informational session! No need to RSVP; anyone interested is welcome. Friday, October 18, 2013, 12:00–1:00 PM in HEDCO 230T. If you're not in the Eugene/Springfield area, you can attend virtually and message your questions to the program director. You may need to download Microsoft Silverlight in order to "attend".

Additionally, there is a fantastic 1 credit Saturday workshop offered at the University of Oregon in fall and spring that prepares students for applying to graduate programs in the social sciences: CPSY 408 Grad School Prep.