M.A. in Psychology: Counseling Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to provide you with high quality education and training that is grounded in psychological science, and meets requirements for becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. We prepare you to deliver counseling services in a variety of settings including mental health clinics, schools, hospitals, correctional institutions, and independent private practice.

Psychological Methods and Core Content Courses (12 semester hours)

  • Research Design in Psychology (PSY 6217)
  • Experimental and Correlational Statistics for Psychology
    (EXP 5735)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience (PSB 5035)
  • Developmental Psychology (DEP 5055)

Clinical/Counseling Courses (39 semester hours)

  • Assessment in Counseling (PCO 6315)
  • Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (EAB 5705)
  • Community Psychology (CYP 6005)
  • Educational and Vocational Guidance (SDS 6345)
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling (PCO 6206C)
  • Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy (SOP 6776)
  • Multicultural Counseling (PCO 6278)
  • Pre-Practicum: Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy
    (PCO 6204)
  • Psychopathology (CLP 5166)
  • Theories of Individual Counseling (PCO 6216)
  • Theories of Group Counseling (PCO 6246)
  • Substance Abuse Counseling (PCO 6312)
  • Elective course

 Practicum-Internship Courses/Supervision (9 semester hours)

  • Practicum in Counseling (PCO 6946; 150 on-site hours)
  • Internship in Counseling I (PCO 6948; 425 on-site hours)
  • Internship in Counseling II (PCO 6948; 425 on-site hours)

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