Post-Master’s Counselor Program (NONDEG)
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Dr. Lu Oprea, Assistant Professor
Dr. Mary Romanello
Do you already have a Master’s degree in school counseling but want to complete the additional 12 credits to meet eligibility requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) credential?
Our Post-Master’s Counselor Program is for you.
- Students who enroll in this program are given a discounted rate on the tuition ($6,435.00 instead of paying for the four courses separately: $8,580.000).
- Students have 12 months from the time of enrollment to complete the four courses.
Please note: This program does not result in an additional Master’s degree or certification from Trinity Washington University. The program exists solely for the completion of graduate-level work in order to meet eligibility requirements for professional counselor licensure.
Featured CoursesCOUN 553 Alcohol and Substance AbuseExamines various approaches to treating alcohol and substance abuse, factors which increase susceptibility, models of therapeutic intervening, referral sources, and educational and preventative strategies.
Prerequisite: COUN 540 and COUN 560 COUN 557 Introduction to Family TherapyExplores research and techniques of family systems theory as a framework for understanding family dynamics and the methods of intervention in family therapy.
Prerequisites: COUN 540 and COUN 560 COUN 606 Trauma & Crisis Intervention in CounselingThis course is designed to introduce candidates to the impact of crises, disasters and other trauma causing events on individuals, families, and communities. Candidates will have opportunities for both theory and skill development by examining crisis and trauma counseling, including crisis theory; multidisciplinary responses to crises, emergencies, or disasters; cognitive, affective, behavioral, and neurological effects associated with trauma; brief, intermediate and long-term approaches; assessment strategies for clients in crisis and principles of intervention for individuals with mental or emotional disorders during times of crisis, emergency, or natural, man-made, and technological disasters. Topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma-informed, and Trauma-responsive will be addressed in the course. Finally, candidates will review issues affecting counselors working with trauma populations and self-care strategies to prevent compassion fatigue.
Formerly titled as Loss and Bereavement Counseling COUN 653 COUN 695 Bibliotheraphy: Counseling & Academic Intervent for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse AdolescentsBibliotherapy will be an experiential course designed to explore the use of children's literature and young adult literature as counseling and academic intervention strategies for culturally and lingustically diverse adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on developmental theory and the theory and application of bibliotherapy for adolescents. The goal of the course is to increase student/practioner's cultural competence by increasing their skill in serving and advocating for culturally and linguitically diverse children.
Prerequisites: COUN 540 and COUN 560
- School Counselor
- Licensed Professional Counselor (after meeting all credential requirements from DC, MD, or VA)
Dr. Cynthia Greer, Associate Professor of Counseling, Educating for Change
Dr. Luane Oprea, Assistant Professor of Counseling
Dr. Diane Reese, Assistant Professor of Counseling