The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Avila University is a 60-credit hours degree program designed to provide specialized education in the field of counseling psychology. The program is designed to help graduates meet the educational criteria required for licensed mental health counselors in Kansas and Missouri.
The Avila University Psychology department is committed to the scientist-practitioner model to train masters-level counseling psychologists for the delivery of mental health services in a variety of settings, such as private practice, mental health clinics, counseling centers, and human service agencies. Students who earn a masters degree in counseling psychology will be able to assist people experiencing social, behavioral, and personal mental health problems through a variety of approaches and learned techniques.
|PY 605||The Helping Relationship|
|PY 612||Advanced Cognitive Processes|
|PY 615||Career Development|
|PY 617||Research Design and Analysis I|
|PY 621||Advanced Developmental Psychology|
|PY 627||Research Design and Analysis II|
|PY 630||Theories of Counseling|
|PY 645||Personality Assessment|
|PY 650||Biological Bases of Behavior|
|PY 656||Multicultural Counseling|
|PY 660||Theories and Methods of Group Counseling|
|PY 667||Psychopathology I|
|PY 668||Psychopathology II|
|PY 693||Ethics and Professional Development|
|PY 694||The Helping Relationship II|
|Electives||9 credit hours|
Students in the Counseling Psychology program have the option of pursuing a concentration utilizing the 9 hours of electives in the program.
Child and Adolescent Counseling
Students in this concentration complete coursework on the intricacies in working with youth populations. Coursework in this concentration enables learning through an immersion in family dynamics and issues related to children. Students have the opportunity to select a site for their internship experience that specializes in counseling children.
Couples and Family Counseling
Students in this concentration complete coursework that relates to working the couple and family unit. Coursework in this concentration focuses on the learning dynamics and therapeutic approaches when working with couples and families. The classes in this concentration includes couples counseling, family systems, human sexuality, and selected topics in those areas. This concentration does not meet the eligibility requirements to become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
For course descriptions, please view the graduate catalog.