Counseling Psychology Master of Arts (MA)

Graduates of the MA in Counseling Psychology program will have fulfilled all the educational requirements to qualify for LMHC licensure in Massachusetts.

This program prepares graduates to function as mental health counselors after two years of full-time study. In addition to the standard coursework, there are opportunities to pursue concentrated elective coursework to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to working in particular settings or with specific populations. Although the primary goal is to prepare master's level clinicians, this program will also provide students with some of the necessary foundations for pursuing further graduate study. Graduates of this program will have fulfilled all educational requirements to qualify for licensure in the state of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).

Curriculum Map

Two-Year Sequence

Year 1 - Fall Semester (14 credits)
COU CC523 - Psychology of Diversity and Difference (credits: 3) 
COU CS500 - Practicum Seminar I: Helping Relationships I (credits: 2) 
COU CX510 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 
COU FP521 - Counseling Practicum I (credits: 0)(12-16 hours/week)
COU LS659 - Lifespan Development (credits: 3) 
COU PS635 - Professional Issues and Ethics (credits: 3) 

Year 1 - Spring Semester (14 credits)
COU CS501 - Practicum Seminar II: Helping Relationships II (credits: 2) 
COU FP523 - Counseling Practicum II (credits: 0)(12-16 hours/week)
COU PA535 - Psychological Assessment for Counselors (credits: 3) 
COU PY522 - Adult Psychopathology (credits: 3) 
COU SB515 - Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment (credits: 3) 
Elective I (credits: 3)

Total First Year: 28 credits

Year 2 - Summer Semester (9 credits)
COU CD501 - Career Counseling (credits: 3) 
COU FX510 - Introduction to Family Therapy (credits: 3) 
COU GR501 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 

Year 2 - Fall Semester (14 credits)
COU CO500 - Consultation, Collaboration, and Community Partnerships (credits: 3) 
COU CS610 - Internship Seminar I (credits: 2) 
COU FP624 - Counseling Internship I (credits: 0) (20-24 hours/week)
COU PY521 - Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence (credits: 3) 
COU RS510 - Research and Evaluation in Psychology (credits: 3) 
Elective II (credits: 3)

Year 2 - Spring Semester (9 credits)
COU CS611 - Internship Seminar II (credits: 2) 
COU FP625 - Counseling Internship II (credits: 0) (20-24 hours/week)
COU PR624 - Capstone Project Seminar (credits: 3) 
Elective (credits: 1)
Elective III (credits: 3)

Total Second Year: 32 credits
Total Program: 60 creditsFull 

Among the electives offered:
COU ET601 - Practical Approaches in Expressive Arts Therapy (credits: 3) 
COU FX630 - Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families (credits: 3) 
COU HU535 - Spiritually-Oriented Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 
COU SB631 - Eating Disorders (credits: 3) 
COU TR602 - Trauma: Theory and Treatment (credits: 3) 

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