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Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Course Description


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


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.

Thesis Track

PSY 5983 - Thesis
PSY 5993 - Thesis
Thesis Total: 6 semester hours

Coursework Only Option

PSY 5963 - Capstone Proficiencies
Approved 3 hour Elective from the list below:
PSY 5693 Psychology of Human Sexuality
PSY 6393 Psychology of Violence, Trauma, and Abuse

Visit the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology page on the Texas Woman’s University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

GRE:Verbal 153 (500)Quant. 144 (500) Analytical (4)(TWU’s institution code is 6826.)3.0 GPA overall3.5 GPA in psychology classesBachelor's degree in Psychology or 18 hrs of required psychology classesMaster’s Program Application*Curriculum vita (using the vita template)*3 reference letters*Unofficial copy of GRE scores*Essays*Transcripts (unofficial copies accepted)*Application Deadline Information* Materials should be submitted in one envelope. Copies of transcripts and standardized test scores submitted to the department are IN ADDITION to official documents submitted to Student Records.

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