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Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

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.

Course Requirements - 60 credit hours

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 695 Internship

PY 698 Advanced Abnormal Psychology/Treatment of Disorders
  Electives 9 credit hours


For course descriptions, please view the graduate catalog.