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Degree Options & Requirements

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Students completing the program will:
Understand normal and problematic patterns of development and behavior across the lifespan
Recognize problems through clinical interview and various assessment techniques
Demonstrate knowledge of ethical codes and laws impacting the practice of counseling and the ability to function in an ethical and professional manner
Understand research design and critically evaluate professional research literature
Be knowledgeable of the impact of substance abuse and trauma on psychological development and functioning, and implications for treatment
Demonstrate knowledge of counseling theories and the ability to implement individual, group, family, and career counseling strategies and techniques

 

Degree Option Credits Required
MA in Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling 60 credits*
MA in Counseling, School Counseling 60 credits* 
Certificate in Forensic Counseling (Online Only) 15 credits
*60 Credits earns a Master's Degree and satisfies Licensure education requirements  

Below you will find the degree requirements for each of the different Counseling  programs. If you have further questions, please contact Abbey Wexler, director of the program, at awexler@rosemont.edu or 610-527-0200 x2375

This option satisfies the course and credit requirements to earn a Master's degree in Counseling and satisfies the educational within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, there are two Special Topics courses which are electives. Students may choose from the below elective courses. Students may choose an emphasis on addictions counseling or trauma counseling by selecting certain electives/special topics. The addictions counseling courses include “Addiction and the Family” and “Addiction Counseling Strategies”. The trauma counseling courses include “Strategies for Treating Grief and Bereavement” and “Victimology”. Students are not required to choose either emphasis and may select any of the below elective courses.

  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Addiction and the Family
  • Addiction Counseling Strategies
  • Strategies for Treating Grief and Bereavement
  • Victimology      
  • Offender Treatment    
  • Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, and Development
  • Contemporary Issues In Forensics
  Credits
Introduction to Counseling Psychology 3
Development Across the Lifespan 3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice 3
Counseling Techniques                  3
Advanced Research Methods    3
Family Counseling 3
Group Process and Strategies   3
Psychopathology I            3
Substance Use and Addiction    3
Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies 3
Individual Assessment 3
Multicultural Counseling 3
Career and Lifestyle Counseling 3
Trauma Studies                                    3
Psychopathology II          3
Special Topics/Elective 1 3
Special Topics/Elective 2 3
Practicum            3
Professional Counseling Internship 1 3
Professional Counseling Internship 2    3
 

This course of study satisfies state requirements for education and field experience, preparing students to seek Pennsylvania State Department of Education Specialist I Certification: Elementary & Secondary School Counselor PK-12.

  Credits
Introduction to Counseling Psychology 3
Development Across the Lifespan 3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Schools 3
School Counseling K-12                                           3
Psychopathology I            3
Group Process and Strategies   3
Advanced Research Methods 3
Family Counseling                 3
Substance Use and Addiction 3
Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies 3
Counseling Techniques                  3
Individual Assessment 3
Multicultural Counseling 3
Career and Lifestyle Counseling 3
Trauma Studies                                    3
Career and Lifestyle Counseling      3
Counseling the Exceptional Learner       3
Counseling ESOL 3
Practicum            3
School Counseling Internship 1                  3
School Counseling Internship 2                 3

 Forensic Counseling is a rapidly emerging field where the legal system intersects with the mental health profession. The graduate certificate in Forensic Counseling is designed to train students to work with people within the criminal and civil justice systems, including civil, criminal, and family court systems. This 15-credit curriculum places special emphasis on victimology, offender treatment, mental health law, juvenile justice and delinquency, and family court dynamics. Upon completion of the program, students are qualified to be employed in settings where expertise in forensics is necessary. Such settings include child welfare agencies, state mental health facilities, jails and prisons, community mental health centers, juvenile correction facilities, government agencies, family courts, and private practice. 

Choose FIVE of the following:
Psychopathology II 3 credits
Contemporary Issues in Forensics 3 credits
Victimology 3 credits
Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, and Development 3 credits
Offender Treatment 3 credits
Trauma 3 credits