As a psychology student at Edgewood, you have three concentration options, each focusing on a different aspect of the field. In clinical and counseling you will explore the major theories of personality, abnormal behaviors, and psychotherapies. The Substance Abuse concentration satisfies the educational requirements for Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. You will learn the assessment, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse problems. The Human Services concentration provides professional experience in social work or human services practice with diverse populations from all backgrounds. Your goal as a social worker is to make social change that will benefit vulnerable or disadvantaged individuals or families. And you will have the opportunity to experience first-hand work in the field during at least one psychology-related internship during your time at Edgewood College.
In addition to the hands-on internship experiences, the Human Services Program at Edgewood College provides several other advantages over other human services programs. One of the major advantages of the program is that its curriculum and internship program meets state requirements for the Social Work Training Certificate (SWTC). A SWTC enables employment in positions requiring the title "Social Worker" while studying for the Social Work Certification exam. After passing this exam, individuals hold the title "Social Worker," making them competitive candidates for social work positions.