The Master's degree program in Counseling Psychology provides systematic training within a practitioner-scientist model to prepare students for professional mental health practice in a wide range of settings. The program is grounded in feminist multicultural philosophy and pedagogy. The program has a particular focus on developing clinicians with a strong understanding of individuals within their gendered and socio-cultural contexts. Particular attention is paid to human sexuality and family psychology. Graduates of the program are expected to be conversant with and competent in the diversity-sensitive applications of individual, systemic/family, and integrative theories. Program graduates enter the marketplace with a degree that is exceptionally flexible, allowing them to pursue state level credentials as Psychological Associates (PA), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC), and/or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT; some additional coursework required).
Counseling Psychology Master's Program Curriculum
COMMON CORE COURSES
PSY 5501 - Seminar in Counseling and Family Psychology PSY 5163 - Psychology of Women PSY 5304 - Advanced Psychological Statistics I PSY 5353 - Research Design PSY 5313 - Psychological Tests and Measurements PSY 5513 - Advanced Psychopathology* PSY 5523 - Clinical Therapeutic Group Processes* PSY 5554 - Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy* PSY 5674 - Theory and Practice of Family Psychology* PSY 5923 - Supervised Practicum (4 Semesters)** PSY 6833 - Ethics in Psychology* PSY 6613 - Advanced Developmental Psychology PSY 6383 - Cross Cultural Psychology PSY 6803 - Seminar in Vocational Psychology
Choose one elective from the following courses: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……
PSY 5693 Psychology of Human Sexuality PSY 6393 Psychology of Violence, Trauma, and Abuse*** PSY 6243 Advanced Theories and Psychotherapy *** Need permission of instructor to enroll
(*NOTE: Prepracticum courses.)
(**NOTE: Pre-registration required.) NOTE: In consultation with the student's major advisor, the student should select either the Thesis Track or the Coursework Only Option, both of which are outlined below.