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Mind, body, spirit and community

Caring For the Whole Person

Holistic Care for The Whole Person

Students in the Morrison Family College of Health focus on the health and well-being of the whole person – physical, social, mental, and spiritual. The College of Health encompasses programs in health and exercise science, nursing, counseling psychology and social work.

In each College of Health program, students learn to see and address the interconnectivity of the many factors that influence a person’s health, especially from a social, economic, environmental, and political lens. They develop the critical skills and knowledge required to serve in their own fields, as well as opportunities to learn how to promote health equity on interprofessional teams, regardless of what they career path they choose to pursue.

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01 Part of the MA in Counseling Psychology program

Family Psychology Concentration

Advance your theoretical and practical knowledge about couple’s and family therapy with the guidance and tutelage of licensed and practicing clinicians who have a wide range of field experiences.

FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY CONCENTRATION
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02 Part of the MA in Counseling Psychology program

Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration

The Graduate School of Professional Psychology offers a Co-Occurring Disorders Concentration (CODCO), which allows students in the M.A. program to concurrently enroll in coursework in the CODCO (15 additional credits) while completing the 48-credits of coursework in the M.A. program.

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS CONCENTRATION
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03 Movement for the common good

Exercise is Medicine on Campus

Exercise is Medicine on Campus creates community centered around movement. The initiative aims to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere, of all abilities.

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE ON CAMPUS

Master of Social Work Areas of Emphasis

Practice with Older Adults and Their Families

Gero-social work includes attention to physical, social, familial, cultural, community, and societal factors that serve as barriers to well-being of older adults and their families.
Gero Social Work

Practice with Immigrants and Refugees

Clinical practice with people of immigrant and refugee backgrounds takes into consideration the factors associated with immigration like grief and trauma associated with the loss of homeland, loss of identity, and loss of family members.
Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees

Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services

The Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services at the University of St. Thomas is among the first in the country through which faculty, staff and students from law, psychology and social work collaborate to help clients in need. At the same time, students from all three disciplines gain practical experience working on real cases, learning skills that will serve them well in their future careers.

Through the IPC, students from the School of Law and the Morrison Family College of Health’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and School of Social Work help people and communities who face complex legal, psychological and social issues but lack the resources to pay for the professional services they need.