The Master of Science in Counseling Psychology 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 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 persons 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 655 PY 656||Advanced Social Psychology or Multicultural Counseling|
|PY 660||Theories and Methods of Group Counseling|
|PY 665||Differential Diagnosis of Mental Disorders|
|PY 685||Counseling Practicum|
|PY 693||Ethics and Professional Development|
|PY 698||Advanced Abnormal Psychology/Treatment of Disorders|
|Electives||9 credit hours|
For course descriptions, please view the graduate catalog.