Develop an in-depth understanding of human behavior and pursue a career that enriches lives through the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling. According to Mental Health America’s 2022 Access to Care Ranking, Georgia ranked No. 48 in the U.S., for access to mental health care. By earning a psychology degree at Brenau, you’ll not only meet the growing need in your community, but hone your critical thinking skills and broaden your perspective.
The school offers six programs: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration, Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology, Master of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Applied Gerontology and Doctor of Clinical Psychology (starting in 2023-2024, pending approval). In addition, the school offers a Dance/Movement Therapy Certificate (beginning January 2023, pending approval).
Brenau is one of two universities in Georgia that is accredited as an official play therapy training institute. The Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling also has two onsite community clinics, the Brenau Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (BCCPS), with locations in Gainesville and Norcross. At the BCCPS, graduate students provide therapy and assessment services to community members at a low cost.
The mission of the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling is to encourage students to live extraordinary lives through a curriculum informed by the values of liberal education. This will be accomplished by providing students with core scientific literacy in the fundamental areas within psychology; maximizing the development of critical thinking, research skills, creative expression, and proficiency in communication; fostering personal and social awareness towards an increase in personal integrity; and encouraging community and global responsibility, cultural competence and diversity, and service.