2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Holistic Studies Specialization 60 credits

This specialization is designed for students who view psychology from a holistic perspective and who wish to apply holistic principles to careers in counseling. Students are taught traditional psychological theory and intervention skills while integrating this knowledge with holistic theory, holistic intervention strategies, and personal explorations of the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Students are exposed to current developments in health psychology, transpersonal psychology, and spiritual traditions and practices. Graduates will meet the educational requirements for Master's-level counseling licensure in most states.

  • This program can be completed in three academic years of full-time study.
  • 1,300 hours of field experience are required.

Program of Study

Required Core Courses

GCOUN 6007Psychopathology

3

or

GCOUN 6102Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

3

GCOUN 6015Group Dynamics for Counselors and Consultants

3

GCOUN 6026Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan

3

GCOUN 6027Clinical Skills and the Counseling Process

3

GCOUN 6029Vocational Development and Career Counseling

3

GCOUN 6030Psychology of Culture and Identity: Power, Privilege and Oppression

3

GCOUN 6101Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

3

GCOUN 6200Orientation to Professional Counseling and Psychology

2

GCOUN 6201Issues and Standards in Professional Counseling

3

 

GCOUN 6205Assessments for Counseling and Psychology: Adults

3

or

GCOUN 6255Assessments for Counseling and Psychology: Children and Adolescents

3

 

GCOUN 6211Professional Integrative Seminar

1

GCOUN 7100Biological Bases of Behavior

3

Required Specialization Courses

GCOUN 6044Spirituality: Resource for Psychological and Social Well-Being

3

or

GCOUN 6305Counseling and Spirituality

3

 

GCOUN 6300Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy I

3

GCOUN 6301Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy II

3

GCOUN 6303Psychology of Illness and Wellness

3

Field Experience Courses

GCOUN 7710Clinical Practice and Supervision I: Clinical Setting

3

GCOUN 7711Clinical Practice and Supervision II: Clinical Setting

3

GCOUN 7714Clinical Practice and Supervision III: Clinical Setting

3

GCOUN 7715Clinical Practice and Supervision IV: Clinical Setting

3

Electives (3 credits)