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Degree Requirements

Program Common Core Requirements: (12 credits)

  • Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • Advanced Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Promoting Personal and Institutional Resiliency
  • Collaboration, Colleagueship & Reflective Practice

Common Core Research Requirements: (15 credits)

  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Survey of Research Methods in the Social Domain
  • Individualized Research Design
  • Dissertation Research I, Dissertation Research II

Concentration Core Requirements: (15 credits)

  • Advanced Counseling Theory and Practice (Helping Relationships)
  • Advanced Group Work: Theory and Methodology
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Advanced Appraisal (Test and Measurements for Individuals and Groups)
  • Advanced Professional Orientation and Ethics

Program Wide Requirements: (15 credits)

  • Professional Portfolio
  • Dissertation I
  • Dissertation II
  • Dissertation III
  • Applied Field Work/Internship

Electives: 15 credits

With faculty permission, students choose from among concentration requirements that they have not previously taken, or from a list of electives. This is a sample of some electives to be offered:

Professional Counseling Specialty:

  • Advanced Theory and Practice of Career and Lifestyle Development (**required for licensure track Biological Bases of Behavior Family Therapy 31)
  • Human Sexuality for Counselors
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Substance Abuse & Addictive Disorders
  • Directed Study Abnormal Psychology
  • Personality Theory and Development
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Spirituality in Counseling
  • Internship 1, 2 & 3

Counselor Supervision Specialty:

  • Directed Study (with faculty permission)*
  • Group Supervision
  • Challenges in Supervision
  • Supervising Coaches
  • Supporting Beginning Therapists in Supervision
  • Theory Orientation: Supervision within Specific Theoretical Orientations
  • Ethics in Supervision
  • Honoring Clinicians’ Values in Supervision
  • Positive Approaches to Supervision
  • Supervision in Family Therapy Supervisor Authenticity

Total Credits: 72 (or 73 for licensure track)

* Students are allowed to develop, under faculty supervision, courses to individualize their overall program of study

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