CHA University Graduate School of Clinical and Counseling Psychology Overview

CHA University Graduate School of Clinical and Counseling Psychology (CUGS-CCP) offers a unique integration of clinical psychology, which focuses on psychopathology, psychological assessment, and psychotherapy, and counseling psychology, which primarily works with various adjustment and emotional issues in the general population. The unique strengths of CUGS-CCP are as follows:


Diverse courses reflecting the latest trends in professional psychology
CUGS-CCP offers practical courses reflecting voices from the field, taught by leading experts with extensive field experience in each subspecialization. Our curriculum incorporates treatment techniques that reflect recent trends, as well as corporate counseling, geriatric counseling, and integrative counseling, which are growing in demand. In particular, CUGS-CCP has the advantage of being located in the Pangyo Technovalley, where students can have access to practicum experiences that reflect the latest trends in the corporate field.


Clinical and research opportunities through the CHA Medical Group
CUGS-CCP runs an integrated curriculum with the Department of Psychiatry at the CHA Medical Center. In-depth lectures on mental illness and brain science by Cha Medical Center psychiatrists and neuroscience experts, as well as rich clinical practica through the CHA Medical Group offer a fertile ground for building competence and growth as a clinical psychologist and/or counselor.


Diverse clinical practicum placements
CUGS-CCP has partnerships with a diverse pool of clinical and counseling practicum sites. In addition, our program goes beyond teaching and practicum –supervision hours are built into the curriculum, in order to enable students to obtain licensure upon graduation. All faculty are committed to providing various supports needed for students to acquire the qualifications they seek.


High graduate employment rates
CUGS-CCP has built a specialized curriculum to ensure a high graduate employment rate. Despite the program’s short history, the success of our graduates from the pre-existing doctoral program supports this.