2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog

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

This specialization is designed to help students develop expertise in psychosocial trauma work. The curriculum includes an overview of trauma theory and practice, as well as focus on specific client populations and topics. The program meets the educational requirements for Master's-level counseling licensure in Massachusetts and 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 6102Child and Adolescent Psychopathology*

3

 

GCOUN 6202Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy*

3

or

GCOUN 6300Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy I

3

and

GCOUN 6301Theories of Holistic Counseling and Psychotherapy II*

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

GPSYC 6301: satisfies 3 credits of elective

Required Specialization Courses

GCOUN 6035Psychological Trauma and Post-Trauma Therapy

3

GCOUN 7200Disaster Mental Heath and Community Crisis Intervention

3

GCOUN 7201Trauma in the Lives of Children and Adolescents and Play Therapy

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)

Students select electives in consultation with their faculty advisor.