Our Impact

Students graduate from our programs prepared for a successful career in counseling psychology, but they are also prepared to make a difference. Below are just some of the ways St. Thomas leadership students and alumni are impacting their communities and advancing the common good.

Programs in Coaching and Therapy: How they Intersect

The University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership and Counseling (CELC) offers graduate degrees in counseling and therapy, as well as an executive coaching certificate – a twelve-month program now entering its second year. The program is a collaboration between CELC’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Organization Learning and Development Department.

An Alumna Encouraging Vitality Through Geropsychology

As a licensed psychologist specializing in the field of geropsychology – a branch of psychology addressing concerns of older adults – Johnson lives the vitality she saw in grandmother, and helps others to live it too. Earning her Doctorate (Psy.D.) in counseling psychology in 2005 also fulfilled a lifelong dream and marked a new beginning in a career Johnson had started thirty years earlier.

The GSPP Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

The GSPP | GSO unites Master's and Doctoral-level graduate students at St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology for the purpose of professional and personal development, the betterment of the department, and in their contributions to their field and their community. Through St. Thomas and the GSPP, the GSPP | GSO is used as a tool to excel in the professional, personal and social domains.

Picture of current GSO Officers
Bridget Nelson, Communications Chair; Ella McGarthwaite, President; Adam Simonson, Public Relations Chair; Jake Boyle, Professional Development Chair; Hina Batool, Diversity Chair; Laney Shaffer, Vice President

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