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Master of Arts in Counseling: Gerocounseling

Ottawa University’s Master’s in Counseling with a Gerocounseling concentration focuses on understanding how to serve the needs of a growing population of older adults. Course topics include:
  • Perspectives on Aging
  • Counseling Adults
  • Adult Therapy
  • Wellness Counseling
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), you will be able to examine specific strategies and understand, assess and counsel adults in late adulthood; examine health promotion models, preventive management techniques, and models and techniques for behavior change; and examine stress and illness, personality and disease, high-risk populations and behaviors, and gender and cultural issues.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2007), the population of people 65 and older is projected to increase by 200% by 2025. As the population of older adults continues to grow, the demand for competent mental health professionals to provide treatment interventions to this population will also grow. Earning a Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in Gerocounseling can increase your marketability for employment as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).


For detailed curriculum and more please visit the University Catalog entry for this program.