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Academic Catalog '12-'13 | Counseling

Counseling (M.A.)

Faculty

Dr. Deborah Haskins, Counseling Program Director and Assistant Professor of Counseling
Dr. Mark Bolden, Assistant Professor of Counseling
Dr. Cynthia Greer, Associate Professor of Counseling, Educating for Change

Description

The Program in Counseling offers two choices for counseling majors, and both result in a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in Counseling. One is a specialization in school counseling that prepares individuals for careers as counselors in elementary and secondary schools. The program requires a minimum of 48 credits, is NCATE accredited and meets state certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Students seeking school counselor certification in other states should consult the appropriate certification offices in those jurisdictions. The second program requires a minimum of 60 credits and prepares the student to take the examination that will allow them to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). The LPC is authorized to do work in schools, communities, and private practice. Both programs consist of required courses, laboratory and field experiences, and a comprehensive exam. The student's program is planned in consultation with a faculty advisor; prior experiences and professional goals are considered.

Learning experiences emphasize the integration of theoretical knowledge with professional practice in a supervised setting. Attention is given to understanding ethical, multicultural, socioeconomic, and developmental issues. Graduates from Trinity's counseling degree programs are qualified to provide individual and group counseling; implement assessment and consultation services; and develop, direct, and evaluate comprehensive counseling services.

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Requirements

Required Courses (39 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

EDCC 601 Transition to Graduate School Seminar
COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development
COUN 540 Principles and Theories of Counseling
COUN 544 Principles and Techniques of Assessment
COUN 547 Counseling and the Group Process
COUN 550 Multicultural Counseling
COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 560 Techniques of Counseling
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 605 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
EDCC 530 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth
EDCC 600 Research in Education

Field Experience (9 credits)

ALL of the following courses:

COUN 631 Practicum in Counseling
COUN 640 Internship in Counseling I
COUN 642 Internship in Counseling II

In addition, the student seeking to take the examination to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) must take

COUN 553 Alcohol and Substance Abuse
COUN 557 Introduction to Family Therapy
COUN 604 Expressive Arts in Counseling
COUN 606 Loss and Bereavement Counseling

Course Descriptions

EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
EDCC 530 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth
EDCC 600 Research in Education
EDCC 601 Transition to Graduate School Seminar
COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development
COUN 540 Principles and Theories of Counseling
COUN 544 Principles and Techniques of Assessment
COUN 547 Counseling and the Group Process
COUN 550 Multicultural Counseling
COUN 553 Alcohol and Substance Abuse
COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 557 Introduction to Family Therapy
COUN 560 Techniques of Counseling
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 604 Expressive Arts in Counseling
COUN 605 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
COUN 606 Loss and Bereavement Counseling
COUN 631 Practicum in Counseling
COUN 640 Internship in Counseling I
COUN 642 Internship in Counseling II


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