Master Program in Genetic Counseling
The Master program is aimed at those who wish to acquire skills in genetic counseling and to work mainly in clinical areas where psychological services aimed at promoting health and treating genetically based diseases are relevant.
The program reflects a major international trend in the integration of psychology (counseling / psychotherapy) and biology (genomics), with major implications for understanding human nature and health and disease. Thus, genetic counseling is not identified with either medical genetic counseling or classical psychological counseling but is an interdisciplinary field in which psychological counseling techniques use genetic content (e.g., lifestyle modification to avoid disorders for which there is an increased genetic risk, etc.). Through genetic counseling, psychological practice and research remain anchored in the extraordinary developments in genomics, which promise to revolutionize the way we conceptualize the human and his health.