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Curriculum

Counseling Psychology (MA) Program

Curriculum

All M.A. Counseling Psychology students are required to take the following courses:

COU CC523 - Psychology of Diversity and Difference
COU CO500 - Consultation, Collaboration, and Community Partnerships
COU CX510 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
COU GR501 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
COU LS659 - Lifespan Development
COU PA530 - Psychological Appraisal and Assessment
COU PR624 - Capstone Project Seminar
COU PS635 - Professional Issues and Ethics
COU PY522 - Adult Psychopathology
COU RS510 - Research and Evaluation in Psychology
COU SB515 - Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment

Counseling Psychology students also must complete the following field training sequence and linked seminars:

COU CS500 - Practicum Seminar I: Helping Relationships I
COU CS501- Practicum Seminar II: Helping Relationships II
COU CS610 - Internship Seminar I
COU CS611 - Internship Seminar II
COU FP511 - Practicum I
COU FP512 - Practicum II
COU FP611 - Internship I
COU FP612 - Internship II

In addition, students are required to take a minimum of nine hours of electives. Please note that not all electives are offered every semester and must have sufficient enrollment to run.

Elective options include:

Finally, all students must participate in a Capstone Project Seminar that culminates in the production of an independent scholarly project. The Capstone Project will demonstrate the student’s ability to think about and evaluate critically important issues in the field of professional mental health counseling and the skills and roles of a professional mental health counselor. The finished project will be planned and conducted under the supervision of the Seminar Instructor and will involve both a substantial written paper and an oral presentation in the Seminar. 


Typical Course of Study

Year 1—Fall Semester
COU CC523 - Psychology of Diversity and Difference
COU CS500 - Practicum Seminar I: Helping Relationships I/
COU CX510 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
COU FP511 - Practicum I (12 hours/week)
COU LS659 - Lifespan Development
COU PS635 - Professional Issues and Ethics

Year 1—Spring Semester
COU CS501 - Practicum Seminar II: Helping Relationships II
COU FP512 - Practicum II (12 hours/week)
COU PA530 - Psychological Appraisal & Assessment
COU PY522 - Adult Psychopathology
COU SB515 - Substance Abuse and Treatment
Elective I

Year 1—Summer Semester (7.5 weeks) ) (recommended to complete the program in two years)
COU GR501 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
Elective II

Year 2—Fall Semester
COU CO500 - Consultation, Collaboration, & Community Partnerships
COU CS610 - Internship Seminar I
COU FP611 - Internship I (20-24 hour/week)
COU RS510 - Research and Evaluation in Psychology

Year 2—Spring Semester
COU CS611 - Internship Seminar II
COU FP612 - Internship II (20-24 hours/week)
COU PR624 - Capstone Project Seminar
Elective III

Updated 6/17/13

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