Master of Arts in Counseling Required Courses
Graduate Counseling Seminar in Clinical Foundations |
Full Degree Catalog
Provides an overview addressing necessary foundations in the content areas of abnormal psychology,
developmental psychology, and theories of personality. Introduction to APA style and format.
Counseling Theories |
Examination of theories of personality development and therapeutic processes. Consideration of techniques for counseling applications and professional consultation.
Social/Cultural Concerns in Counseling |
Study of social, cultural and gender differences and issues related to counseling clients with various backgrounds, beliefs and concerns. Includes multicultural counseling techniques.
Counseling and the Helping Professions |
Examines counseling process, instruction and practice in communication skills in counseling, history, development and practice of counseling as a profession, and how and where counseling is provided.
Human Growth and Development |
Examination of psychological, social, intellectual, and physical influences on the development of personality and behavior patterns in children, adolescents and adults.
Group Counseling and Dynamics |
Theories of group counseling. Includes techniques of observation, assessment and leadership in therapeutic groups.
Methods and Models of Research |
Examination of models of research and application of scientific methods to investigate, analyze, and develop solutions relative to current issues in the field.
Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling |
Study of ethical, legal and professional concerns in the practice of counseling.
Psychological Testing |
Examines use of standardized tests to study individuals, including test development, selection, administration and interpretation. Includes educational and mental health applications.
Life Planning and Career Development |
Focus on theory, research, techniques and tools used in life planning, transitions and career development.
Theory/Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling |
Examination of traditional and contemporary theories of family systems and approaches to marriage and family counseling.
Advanced Psychodiagnostic and Treatment Planning |
As a preparation for Clinical Internship, students will expand their knowledge of the multi-axial system, DSM-IV/DSM-IV-TR diagnostic categories, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning. Emphasis will also be placed on the clinical interview and other initial assessment techniques, as well as skills critical to selecting and evaluating treatment options.
Intro to Substance Addictions and Related Disorders |
Introduction to patterns, causes, assessment and treatment of substance abuse and other addictive disorders. Student begins preparation of required portfolio.
300 hours and two semesters.
600 hours and three semesters.