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MS in Counseling & Clinical Health Psychology Course Sequence


The MS Program is typically completed in two years but can be extended to five years at maximum.  Both tracks of the MS Program in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology have three major components: (1) completing the sequence of courses; (2) completing a minimum of three trimesters of practicum experience (700 hours); and (3) passing the three-part comprehensive examination.  Students generally follow a recommended sequence of required courses.  This sequence permits groups of students to move through the program together, building group cohesiveness and fostering relationships with colleagues. 

During their first term students meet with their Academic Advisors to plan their curricula according to their individual needs; plans can be adjusted over time to take into account new course offerings and/or changed goals, needs, or self-perceptions of each student.  Students meet with their Academic Advisors at least twice a year to discuss their progress.

For full-time students, the foundational curriculum is typically completed in the first year of the program and the advanced curriculum is completed in the second year of the program.  The advanced curriculum corresponds to specific tracks: the General Track and the Addictions and Offender Counseling Track.

 

General Track

Foundation Curriculum: 

 Fall  Winter  Spring  Summer

Clinical Assessment in Counseling Psychology

Theories of Personality

Developmental Psychology

Program Evaluation, Research Methods, & Statistics

Foundations of Psychotherapy

Psychopathology

Social Psychology & Multicultural Competence

Tests & Measurements

Professional, Legal, & Ethical  Issues in Counseling

Group Therapy

Part I: Comprehensive Examinations


Advanced Curriculum:
 Fall  Winter  Spring

Behavioral Change in Counseling Health Psychology

Practicum/Internship I

Counseling Health Psychology: Integrating Seminar

Internship II

Part II: Comprehensive Examination

Career & Lifestyle Development

Internship III

Part III: Comprehensive Examination

Optional Elective: Physiology, Health & Psychology

 

Addictions and Offender Counseling Track

Foundation Curriculum:

 Fall  Winter  Spring  Summer

Clinical Assessment in Counseling Psychology

Theories of Personality

Developmental Psychology

Program Evaluation, Research Methods, & Statistics

Foundations of Psychotherapy

Psychopathology

Social Psychology & Multicultural Competence

Tests & Measurements

Professional, Legal, & Ethical  Issues in Counseling

Group Therapy

Part I: Comprehensive Examinations

Advanced Curriculum:

Fall  Winter  Spring  Summer

Assessing & Treating Substance Use Disorders

Biopsychosocial Basis of Addictions

Practicum/Internship I


Psychology of Offenders and Offender Change

Advanced Interventions in Addictions Counseling

Internship II

Part II: Comprehensive Examination       

Career & Lifestyle Development

Addictions and Correctional Counseling: Integrating Seminar

Internship III

Part III: Comprehensive Exam              

Child, Adolescent and Family Issues in Substance Use Disorders         

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Last Updated: 9/24/14