Department of Counseling Psychology


The Department of Counseling Psychology provides psychological counseling services to people in need of psychological assistance due to internal anxieties and interpersonal conflicts in a rapidly changing modern society. The program fosters professionals capable of conducting various activities and research for the improvement of human happiness and health. To this end, a systematic curriculum, various extra-curricular activities, and field-related programs are provided to strengthen students’ theoretical and practical competencies.
The department was established in 1999 as the “Christian Counseling Department”, renamed to the “Counseling Department” in 2005 and the “Department of Counseling Psychology” in 2012. In 2006, the master’s program began in earnest as the Graduate School’s Christian Education Department was renamed to the “Counseling Education Department.”In particular, the addiction counselor training course is being offered as a specialized program with the support of the national CK-II project from 2014 to 2018.
The department provides students with highly specialized theoretical and practical education, opportunities for further education and employment, and offers full support to the students for a healthy and happy campus life.

Educational Goal

  • MISSION – Intellectuals of the world

    Civic consciousness – Cultivate a wide range of culture and ethical awareness of high quality counselors
    Communication – Build fortifying relationships and develop communication skills

  • VISION – Produce creative intellectuals for the future

    Creativity – Cultivate the ability to understand client’s problems and find creative solutions based on knowledge, skill, and experience
    Self-motivated professional – Continuously develop psychological and counseling expertise and self-development capabilities to meet changing social demand

  • PASSION – Serving humanity

    Glocal – Cultivate glocal leaders who understands various cultural psychologies and contribute to human prosperity
    Practice sharing – Cultivate the capacity to fulfill social responsibility of a counselor and serve humanity

Who we are looking for

  • Students who are interested in promoting human happiness and health
  • Students who are interested in the scientific pursuit of human happiness and health
  • Students with basic communication skills and problem-solving abilities based on the understanding of the human condition

Guide to Management

  • Enhance civic consciousness
    • Reinforce cultural and moral responsibility through character education and provide curricular and extra-curricular programs that emphasize the counselor’s ethical awareness
  • Develope communication skills
    • Develop interpersonal and communication skills, provide student-student, student-faculty bonding opportunities
  • Enhance creative problem-solving skills
    • Offer highly specialized classes, strengthen problem-solving capabilities using various teaching methods and case discussions, and reinforce practical skills
  • Develop self-directed self-development capabilities
    • Provide curricular and extra curricular programs reflecting the latest trends, encourage and support student-centered activities in various clubs
  • Develop Glocal leadership
    • Emphasize language fluency, provide language programs, develop multicultural counseling skills
  • Strengthen spirit of volunteerism
    • Emphasis altruistic service for humanity, encourage participation in volunteer work
  • Career paths
    • Psychology Counselor: Emphasis on obtaining certification and operation of study club
    • Academic/Research Expert: Providing opportunities to develop language and research capabilities for graduate school
    • Human Service Expert: Operation of employment clubs, development of various employment routes


Who we are looking for Career paths
A psychological counseling expert who has the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to promote human happiness and health Professional counselor, child and youth counselor, Addiction Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Counselor, Art Therapist
Academic/research experts who scientifically research and apply human happiness and health promotion (upon completing graduate school)
Psychology Research Institute, Counseling Expert
Human service experts with field competency based on understanding of humans Public officials, employees of public institutions, workers in the EAP field, public administration workers, service industry workers


Teacher Certification: Professional Counseling Teacher Level 2 (Ministry of Education) National Certificate: Clinical Psychologist Level 2 (Ministry of Health and Welfare), Mental Health Clinical Psychologist Level 2 (Ministry of Health and Welfare), Vocational Consultant Level 2 (Ministry of Employment and Labor), Youth Counselor Level 3 (Ministry of Gender Equality and Family) Private Certificate: General Psychologist (Korean Psychological Association), Professional Counselor Level 2 (Korea Counseling Association), Addiction Counselor Level 2 (Korea Productivity Center), Counseling Psychology Instructor Level 1 (National University Counseling Department Council), Art Psychology Counselor Level 2 (Korea Personal Development Education Association)

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Credits for Graduation

General Education Core Courses Credits for Graduation
39 Single Major 75 130
Double Major 36

Addiction Specialization Courses

In accordance with the university’s educational goals, the Department of Counseling Psychology, Department of Health Management, Department of Physical Therapy, Department of Nursing, and Department of Pharmacy have collaborated in establishing the Addiction Rehabilitation study and Addiction Psychology study to produce professionals in the field of health science with multi-disciplinary expertise in addiction research.

Addiction Psychology Major Addiction Rehabilitation Major
Category Courses Credits Courses Credits
(12 credits)
(6 credits)
Introduction to Psychology 3 Introduction to Psychology 3
Biopsychology 3 Biopsychology 3
(6 credits)
Introduction to Counseling 3 Introduction to Counseling 3
Abnormal Psychology 3 Abnormal Psychology 3
Health Psychology 3 Health Psychology 3
(24 credits)
(15 credits)
Understanding Addiction 3 Understanding Addiction 3
Addiction Counseling 3 Addiction treatment and rehabilitation 3
Addiction Assessment 3 Addiction Assessment 3
Psychology field practice 3 Psychology field practice 3
Research methodology 3 Research methodology 3
(9 credits)
Psychological test 3 Psychological test 3
Group counseling 3 Group counseling 3
Family counseling 3 Family counseling 3
Clinical psychology 3 Clinical psychology 3

Note) “Understanding Addiction” and “Addiction Pharmacology” are open every semester and each season, and the rest of the courses are open according to the department’s curriculum.

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undergraduate School Office
  • +82-2-3399-3606
Department Office
  • +82-2-3399-1593