Counseling Psychology MA, PhD

Counseling Psychology MA, PhD

Counseling Psychology - MA

This degree program is only open to students simultaneously enrolled and first admitted to the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program.

COUN 8530Contemporary Issues in Counseling Psychology3
COUN 7250Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis in Counseling3
COUN 7320Counseling Theories3
COUN 7330Counseling Diverse Populations3
COUN 7340Group Counseling3
COUN 7350Introduction to Counseling Practice3
ERMA 8350Advanced Measurement Theory3
Select 6 Hours of COUN 7910 or COUN 89106
Stats courses approved by program 6
Total Hours33

COUN 8910: Advanced Practicum can substitute for COUN 7910 (the student must still complete 6 credits total from COUN 7910 or COUN 8910).

In addition to the above stated requirements, students must submit documentation of their clinical hours (including hours of direct provision of psychotherapy services to clients), evaluation forms completing by external supervisors for the two semesters of COUN 7910 (COUN 8910, if used to substitute for COUN 7910), and annual self-evaluations required by the program using the program form.

The student must meet the following additional outcomes beyond completion of courses with grades of Satisfactory (for S/U) courses and a GPA of 3.0 or better for traditionally graded courses: (A) accumulate 100 hours of direct provision of psychotherapy services to clients; (B) receive ratings of "meets expectations" or better in two semesters of practicum (COUN 7910 or COUN 8910) for the following items on the student evaluation form completed by external supervisors: (1) ability to form good relationships with clients, (2) ability to work with diverse clients (a rating of "cannot judge" is acceptable for one of the two semesters of this particular outcome but no ratings of "below expectations" or worse are acceptable for the two semesters used to meet this required outcome for the MA degree), and (3) ability to handle cases more effectively as a result of supervision; (C) two semesters of practicum ratings in which they did not receive a rating suggesting that the supervisor believes the student violated ethical principles of psychologists (this criterion requires that, for two semesters of practicum, a supervisor not indicate "yes" in response to the question, "Do you have any reason to believe that the student has violated ethical principles of psychologists?" found on the rating form that is completed by external supervisors); (D) successful completion of an outcome assessment assignment used in COUN 7910 (successful completion is defined as "acceptable/meets expectations/satisfactory" or better); and (E) receive a rating of satisfactory on making progress in research from program faculty during annual faculty evaluations of students.

Counseling Psychology MA, PhD

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the accrediting body for this program. The APA implemented new standards (called the Standards of Accreditation) with corresponding Implementing Regulations (which specify how standards are to be met and can be modified more frequently) that became effective January 1, 2017. This curriculum is designed to meet those standards.

COUN 7320Counseling Theories3
COUN 8530Contemporary Issues in Counseling Psychology3
COUN 7330Counseling Diverse Populations3
COUN 8230Colloquium in Counseling Psychology I2
COUN 7350Introduction to Counseling Practice3
COUN 7250Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis in Counseling3
COUN 7340Group Counseling3
COUN 8240Colloquium in Counseling Psychology II2
Program approved first semester doctoral stats course3
Program approved second semester doctoral stats course3
ERMA 8350Advanced Measurement Theory3
PSYC 7180Social Psychology3
or COUN 8970 Special Topics
PSYC 7190Cognitive Psychology3
or COUN 8970 Special Topics
COUN 7230Career Development and Vocational Appraisal3
COUN 8120Appraisal in Counseling and Psychology3
COUN 7910Practicum (I)3
COUN 8250Colloquium in Counseling Psychology III2
COUN 7910Practicum (II)3
COUN 8260Colloquium in Counseling Psychology IV2
COUN 8970Special Topics (PSYC 7100 is an approved substitute, requires program approval)3
A COUN advance theories course (all students must take at least one advance theories course):3
Advanced Counseling Theory courses include:
Advanced Theories: Existential/Humanistic
Advanced Theories: Cognitive/Behavioral Theories
Advanced Theories: Psychodynamic Theories
Other topics may be offered from time to time
PSYC 7150Biological Psychology3
COUN 8910Practicum (I)3
COUN 8910Practicum (II)3
COUN 8300Research Design in Counseling and Evaluation3
COUN 8400Professional Seminar Counseling Psychology3
COUN 8200Intellectual Assessment of Adults (or COUN 7220 Intellectual Assessment of Children and Adolescents, with permission from advisor)3
COUN 8210Test Administration and Professional Practice3
One program approved elective course of 3 hours or 3 hours of program approved electives3
COUN 8220Psychological Science and Health3
COUN 7310Counseling Applications of Lifespan Development3
COUN 8540Coun Supervision-Theory & Prac3
COUN 8800Professional Development Internship Skills3
COUN 8930Internship in Counseling Psychology0
COUN 8990Research And Dissertation10
Total Hours105