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Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Master in Clinical Counseling

Master in Clinical Counseling Degree Requirements

Degree Requirments

The program requires 36 credit hours, typically completed over four semesters based on three courses each semester.  It consists of two components, didactic classroom instruction (27 credit hours) and "in the field" counseling experience (9 credit hours).

Experiential Learning

The field training component will pair students with seasoned professionals who will mentor them in all aspects of counseling substance abusers.  Field training exposes students to the practice of the core counselor functions including screening, intake, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, and record keeping.

Coursework

Coursework is heavily concentrated in psychology and counseling disciplines for both core courses and electives.  The classroom instruction will provide students with a basic understanding of many of the forces that drive an addiction, an array of drug and alcohol treatment procedures, theories of drug use and abuse, the addictions process and its mental health connections, pharmacology, core counselor functions, strategies for addressing addiction, and eithical considerations.

Required Classroom Courses (9)

Psy-P535 Introduction to Addictions Counseling
Psy-P667 Neuropsychopharmacology
Psy-P624 Principles of Psychopathology
Psy-P641 Assessment
Psy-P556 Group and Family Counseling
Psy-I501 Multicultural Counseling
Psy-P538 Professional Issues in Addictions Counseling
Psy-Pxxx Lifespan Development
Spea-V562 Public Program Evlauation

Internship in Counseling Psychology (3) Psy-P694

Recommended Full-Time Enrollment Sequence (Fall start date)              Printable PDF

First Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psy-P535  Introduction to Addictions Counseling 3

Psy-P556  Group and Family Counseling

3
Psy-P624  Principles of Psychopathology 3 Psy-P538  Professional Issues in Addictions Counseling 3
Psy-P667  Neuropsychopharmacology 3 Psy-P641  Assessment 3
9 9
Summer Session Cr. Hrs.
Psy-P694  Internship in Counseling Psychology 3
Second Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Psy-I501  Multicultural Counseling 3 Psy-P694  Internship in Counseling Psychology 3
Psy-P694  Internship in Counseling Psychology 3 Spea-V562  Public Program Evaluation 3
Psy-Pxxx  Lifespan Development 3
9 6

Recommended Part-Time Enrollment Sequence (Fall Start Date)

First Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psy-P535  Introduction to Addictions Counseling 3 Psy-P641  Assessment 3
Psy-P624  Principles of Psychopathology 3 Psy-P538  Professional Issues in Addictions Counseling 3
6 6
Second Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psy-P667  Neuropsycopharmacology 3 Psy-P556  Family and Group Counseling 3
Psy-I501  Multicultural Counseling 3 Spea-V562  Public Program Evaluation 3
6 6
Summer Session Cr. Hrs.
Psy-P694  Internship in Counseling Psychology 3
Third Year
Fall Semester Cr. Hrs. Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
Psy-Pxxx  Lifespan Development 3 Psy-P694  Internship in Counseling Psychology 3
Psy-P694  Internship in Counseling Psychology 3
6 3