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Master of Arts in Counseling

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Master of Arts in Counseling program is to prepare students to serve as professional counselors in a variety of areas of mental health. This degree provides the academic and practical requirement to prepare for state licensure.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Understand and demonstrate a variety of theories of counseling and apply the knowledge in the therapeutic environment.
  • Understand and develop personal identities, professional issues, and ethics as a counselor.
  • Apply a personal therapeutic approach in the context of the counseling environment to help people resolve behavioral, relational, and spiritual issues and problems.

COURSES

Core Courses

15 Credit Hours

CO 501 Survey of Counseling 3
CO 503 Pychopathology 3
CO 505 Counseling and Personality Psychology 3
CO 512 Biblical Counseling 3
CO 523 Marriages and Family Counseling I 3
CO 524 Testing and Assessment in Psychology 3
CO 525 Basic Skills in Counseling 3
CO 526 Counselor Professional Identity, Function, and Ethics 3
CO 527 Group Counseling 3
CO 528 Cross Cultural Counseling 3
CO 530 Human Growth and Development 3
CO 531 Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3

Emphasis Courses

15 Credit Hours

Christian Counseling
CO 511 Survey Christian Counseling 3
CO 512 Biblical Counseling 3
CO 513 Biblical Ethics 3
CO 514 Ministry Counseling 3
CO 515 Christian Family Counseling 3
CO 516 Spiritual Counseling 3
Life Design Counseling and Coaching
CO 613 Crisis Counseling 3
CO 624 Career Counseling 3
CO 643 Positive Psychology 3
CO 644 Coaching Psychology 3
CO 645 Lifestyle Development Counseling 3
CO 646 Counseling and Psychotherapy with Old People 3
Marriage and Family Counseling
CO 611 Family Systems and Theory 3
CO 612 Couple Interaction and Counseling 3
CO 613 Crisis Counseling 3
CO 614 Human Sexuality and Counseling 3
CO 630 Addiction and Substance Abuse 3
Mental Health Counseling
CO 621 Therapy with Children and Adolescents 3
CO 630 Addiction and Substance Abuse 3
CO 647 Child Psychological Assessment 3
CO 648 Foundation of Mental Health Counseling 3
CO 649 Neuroscience for Mental Health Professionals 3
CO 650 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 3
School Counseling
CO 620 School Counseling 3
CO 621 Therapy with Children and Adolescents 3
CO 624 Career Counseling 3
CO 630 Addiction and Substance Abuse 3
CO 655 Youth Psychological Counseling 3
Sexuality Education and Counseling
CO 612 Couple Interaction and Counseling 3
CO 614 Human Sexuality and Counseling 3
CO 621 Therapy with Children and Adolescents 3
CO 640 Sexuality Education Theory and Practice 3
CO 641 Psychology and Issues of Sexuality 3
CO 642 Sexuality, Gender, Social Control, and Ethics 3

Free Electives

9 Credit Hours

Internship Courses

6 Credit Hours

CO 625 Counseling Internship I 3
CO 626 Counseling Internship II 3

Capstone Course

3 Credit Hours

CP 690 Capstone 3

Total

48 Credit Hours

CO 504 Research and Statistics ** 3
CO 627 Counseling Practicum ** 3
CO 628 Counseling Internship III ** 3
** required for licensure

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851 Parr Rd, Wentzville, MO 63385
(636)327-4645
usa@midwest.edu
Copyright © 2015 Midwest University
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