Masters in Clinical Counseling

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Master of Science in Counseling, Clinical Counseling (CC)

The Masters in Clinical Counseling program provides theory, skill building, and field preparation to work as an entry-level counselor in a clinical setting. The focus of the instruction is twofold: 1) the development of the person of the counselor, including leadership ability; and 2) the development of the research knowledge, theory, and skills necessary to provide ethical and professional counseling services to community members. Beyond basic counseling skills, Clinical Counseling students are introduced to the intricacies of the funding of mental health agencies, inter-agency consultation, and the problems faced by those who need mental health assistance but have a limited ability to pay for the services. The development of sensitivity, compassion, and skills in dealing with diverse populations is expected of Clinical Counseling students as well as the integration of relevant technology.

In addition to the required core, students have the opportunity to enroll in an emphasis area, similar to an undergraduate minor, in one of the following: 1) Play Therapy; 2) Trauma, Crisis, and Grief; 3) Advanced Clinical Skills; 4) Spirituality and Wellness; 5) Addictions; 6) Integration of Faith in Counseling; or 7) Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy.  

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Clinical Counseling Course Requirements

The required courses for the Masters in Clinical Counseling degree are shown in the table below. The "Title" column denotes the required courses for the Clinical Counseling program area. The numbers under "CC" denote the semester credit hours for each required course.

Course

Title

CC

COUN6511

The Profession of Counseling

2

COUN6512

Ethical and Legal Issues

3

COUN6515

Multicultural Counseling and Societal Issues

3

COUN6531

Learning Process & Lifespan Development.

2

COUN6532

Theories of Counseling

3

COUN6533

Family Counseling Theories

2

COUN6534

Career Development

3

COUN6541

Pre-Practicum: Basic Counseling Skills

3

COUN6542

Group Counseling

3

COUN6551

Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology

3

COUN6552

Addictions Counseling

2

COUN7523

Organization and Administration of Clinical Services

2

COUN7537

Research and Statistics

3

COUN7553

Measurement and Assessment

2

COUN7561

**Practicum in Counseling

3

COUN7563

Clinical Intervention and Prevention

3

COUN7571

Psychopharmacology

1

COUN7589

**Internship in Counseling (Clinical Setting)

10

COUN7610

Thesis Research

1

Electives/Emphasis Area

6

Total Credit Hours

60

**Includes clock hours in the field