The 60-credit MA program offers theoretical and applied principles of psychological counseling.
Required Core Courses: 42 credits
- PSM 6515 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan
- PSM 6405 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
- PSM 6120 Basic Principles of Counseling
- PSM 6815 Psychopathology: Child, Adolescent & Adult
- PSM 6461 Principles in Group Therapy
- PSM 6503 Lifestyle and Career Development
- PSM 6225 Appraisal of Individuals, Couples, Families & Groups
- PSM 6430 Statistics, Research and Program Evaluation
- PSM 6371 Ethics & Issues in Professional Practice (includes New York State required Syllabus on Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment)
- PSM 6181 MHC: Multicultural and Diversity Issues
- PSM 6500 Advanced Issues in Mental Health Counseling
- PSM 6191 Concepts and Techniques in Mental Health Counseling (Clinical Instruction)
- PSM 6943 Supervised Field Placement I - 1.5 credits (includes group supervision requirement)
- PSM 6944 Supervised Field Placement II -1.5 credits (includes group supervision requirement)
- PSM 6946 Supervised Field Placement III - 1.5 credits (includes Proseminar on Professional Identity Development and Comprehensive Exam- Part I)
- PSM 6947 Supervised Field Placement IV - 1.5 credits (total supervised hours must meet minimum of 600 hours; Comprehensive Exam- Part II)
Other Required Courses: 12 credits
- PSM 6193 Counseling Skills Development
- PSM 6816 Advanced Issues in Psychopathology and Diagnosis
- PSM 6945 Counseling Practicum
- PSM 6483 Substance Abuse and Treatment (graduates qualify for 5-credit CAC certification)
Elective and Specialized Courses: 6 credits
Choose a minimum of two from the following additional coursework acceptable upon approval of the program director.
- PSM 6100 Neuropsychology Basic Principles
- PSM 6622 Counseling in Public Settings
- PSM 6485 Crisis Counseling
- PSM 6170 Sexuality and Gender Counseling
- PSM 6510 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Principles for Counseling
- PSM 6194 Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Counseling
- PSM 6440 Couples and Family Counseling
- PSM 6450 Counseling with Children and Adolescents
- PSM 6484 Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counseling
- PSM 6182 Attachment Across the Lifespan
- PSM 6195 The Resilient Counselor
- PSA 6601 History and Systems of Psychology
- PSH 6930 Physiological Psychology
- PSA 6071 Psychopharmacology
MHC Concentrations (optional): 9 credits
Must take three courses in an area of specialization and successfully complete field placement hours in the same specialized area.
- Substance Abuse and Treatment (graduates qualify for 5-credit CASAC certification).
- Treatment and Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders.
- Practicum in Integrated Recovery and Treatment Evaluation Methodologies.
Couples and Family Counseling
- Couples and Family Counseling.
- Counseling with Children and Adolescents.
- Practicum in Assessment, Intervention and Ethical Issues in Couples and Family Counseling.
- Sexuality and Gender Counseling.
- Diversity, Racism, Oppression and Privilege in Counseling.
- Practicum in Multicultural Counseling in Community Agencies.