Educational Institutions

Divine Mercy University

  • Arlington, VA
  • www.divinemercy.edu

Mission Statement

DIVINE MERCY UNIVERSITY AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION OFFERING A RESIDENTIAL DOCTORAL DEGREES IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY. IT ALSO OFFERS TWO ONLINE MASTERS DEGREES IN PSYCHOLOGY AND CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH (COUNSELLING). IT IS AFFILIATED WITH THE LEGIONARIES OF CHRIST. THE UNIVERSITY IS DEDICATED TO THE RENEWAL OF THE CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION AND THE INTEGRATION OF THE THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL BASES OF PSYCHOLOGY AND A CATHOLIC VIEW OF THE HUMAN PERSON. THE UNIVERSITY SEEKS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS AN EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THAT SUPPORTS THE INTEGRATION. IT IS UNIQUE IN ITS INTEGRATED MODEL OF FAITH, PHILOSOPHY AND CLINICAL SCIENCE.

Main Programs

  1. Psy.D Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  2. Masters in Science in Psychology (MSP)
  3. Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health

ruling year

1999

Business Manager since 2015

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Mr Antonio Maza

VP for Student and Academic Affairs since 2015

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Rev Robert Persutti

Keywords

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Online and Residential Degree Programs in Psychology and Counselling

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Also Known As

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences

EIN

54-1911091

 Number

0680412918

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Psy.D Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

This is a five-year degree that entails 125 hours of academics and an intern and extern series of placements to perfect clinical skills in Psychotherapy. Before completion, the degree candidate will submit and successfully defend a doctoral dissertation that makes a distinctive contribution to the field of clinical psychotherapy.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$3,456,785.00

Program 2

Masters in Science in Psychology (MSP)

M.S. IN PSYCHOLOGY (ONLINE)

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology is a 36- credit hour, 100% online graduate program that is designed to be completed in two years of enrolled study. The online masters in psychology program provides professional competency in psychology while developing an integrative understanding of the human person in application to service delivery.

This online masters in psychology program seeks to exhibit advanced professional skills such as communication, interpersonal, leadership skills, budgeting, program evaluation, and cultural awareness in order to enable growth as a transformative leader in a service-delivery setting.

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Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

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Program 3

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health

M.S. IN COUNSELING (ONLINE)

The M.S. in Counseling in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) is a online counseling degree program that embraces the Catholic-Christian vision and educates in the core dispositions established by industry standards.

Students acquire the necessary counseling knowledge and skills to engage in communities as effective community leaders and social justice advocates. Graduates are compassionate and ethical in their work as trained professionals that honor and respect the innate dignity of every person in a global, diverse population.

The online counseling degree program requires 66 semester credit hours of coursework, a practicum experience of 100 hours with a minimum of 40 hours of direct services and an internship of 600 hours with a minimum of 240 hours of direct service. Students are also required to travel to complete three extended weekend residencies in the duration of the program.

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Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Other Minorities

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Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Divine Mercy University

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Business Manager

Mr Antonio Maza

VP for Student and Academic Affairs

Rev Robert Persutti

STATEMENT FROM THE Business Manager

"Divine Mercy is called to bring hope and healing to the world. As Pope Francis states so clearly, the Church is a field hospital and we are called "to heal wounds and warm hearts" - to missionaries of hope. It is at this point where the mission and vision of the university hit the ground running: to create an international center for scholarship and professional training, dedicated to the development of a psychology grounded in an integral Catholic=Christian view of the human person. Our university feels called by God to change the culture. The generations of graduates continue to spread healing and make the difference - becoming true agents of mercy to the world. We take the Catholic-Christian understanding of marriage, family, life and a life of faith and integrate it into the education and training provided at DMU. From this, we pull from the deep reserves of tradition, theology, philosophy,to unite with clinically proven scientific methods, to not just accommodate the person, but to help them truly flourish. THis is the Divine Mercy Difference. We move from the foundation of faith and reason to a responsibility and mission of action,"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr Thomas Cunningham

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