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.
Clinical Counseling Course RequirementsThe 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.
|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|
|COUN6541||Pre-Practicum: Basic Counseling Skills||3|
|COUN6551||Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychopathology||3|
|COUN7523||Organization & 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|
|COUN7589||**Internship in Counseling (Clinical Setting)||10|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
**Includes clock hours in the field