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Academic Catalog '13-'14 | Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.)

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Description

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program requires a minimum of 60 credits and prepares students to take the examination that will allow them to become Licensed Professional Counselors (L.P.C.s). An L.P.C. is authorized to do work in schools, communities and private practices. The program is National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.) accredited and meets state certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia; it consists 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.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (51 credits)
EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
EDCC 600 Research in Education
EDCC 601 Transition to Graduate School Seminar
EDTE 636 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
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

Field Experience (9 credits, 700 hours total)
COUN 631 Practicum in Counseling
COUN 640 Internship in Counseling I
COUN 642 Internship in Counseling II

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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