Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours = 60

A. All counseling psychology students are required to complete a foundation of 45 hours as follows:

PSYC 5308: Advanced Psychopathology

3

PSYC 5312: Counseling Theories

3

PSYC 5320: Advanced Study in Human Growth and Development

3

COUN 5324: Cultural Diversity of Clients

3

PSYC 5328: Issues & Professional Ethics

3

PSYC 5330: Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

COUN 5335: Career Counseling and Assessment

3

PSYC 5340: Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design

3

PSYC 5345: Group Processes

3

PSYC 5361: Behavior Modification

3

PSYC 5368: Assessment of Personality

3

PSYC 5392: Applied Counseling Practice

3

PSYC 5393: Applied Therapy

3

PSYC 5396: Supervised Practicum in Psychology

3

PSYC 5398: Research Seminar

3

B. Students who wish to complete the general program of study in counseling psychology may choose their remaining 15 hours from the graduate counseling and psychology courses.

C. Students who choose the Couple and Family Specialization must include the following courses among their remaining 15 hours.

COUN 5313: Family Counseling

3

COUN 5315: Couples Counseling

3

COUN 5318: Sexuality and Sex Therapy

3

COUN 5321: Dynamics and Treatment of Family Violence

3

3 elective hours with advisor approval

3

Sequence of Classes

The courses which should be taken first are comprised of basic general counseling courses that provide, in conjunction with the undergraduate prerequisite courses, the basis and foundation for the later applied courses. These courses for counseling psychology students include PSYC 5312 Counseling Theories, PSYC 5308 Advanced Psychopathology, PSYC 5328 Issues and Professional Ethics, PSYC 5340 Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design, and PSYC 5361 Behavior Modification, PSYC 5320 Advanced Study in Human Growth and Development, PSYC 5345 Group Processes, or other courses approved by their advisor. Consultation with the instructor of the course is often helpful to make sure that students have had appropriate prerequisites.

The applied courses are more specialized clinical applications and should be taken after the basic courses are taken. A degree plan with the specific courses must be completed with their advisor early in their program. Students in counseling psychology must enroll in PSYC 5392 Applied Counseling Practice and PSYC 5393 Applied Therapy prior to enrollment in PSYC 5396 Supervised Practicum.