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Degree Options & Requirements

Degree Option Credits Required
MA, Counseling Psychology in Professional Counseling/Preparation for Licensure  60 credits*
MA, Counseling Psychology in Addictions Counseling Concentration/Preparation for Licensure  60 credits* 
MA, Counseling Psychology in Forensics Psychology  63 credits
MA, Counseling Psychology in Trauma Studies  60 credits
MA, Counseling Psychology in PA State Dept. of Ed. Specialist 1 Certification (Dual PK-12 School Counseling) 56 credits
Certificate in Addictions Counseling (Post-Masters Only) 36 credits 
Certificate in Forensics Psychology (Online Only) 15 credits
 PA State Dept. of Ed. Specialist 1 Certification (Dual School Counseling PK-12) (Post-Masters Only) 20 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 Psychology 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 satifies the course and credit requirements to earn a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and satisfies the educational requirements for  professional lincensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

REQUIRED COURSES 60 CREDITS
PSY-5999 Introduction to Counseling Psychology 3 credits
PSY-6002 Group Process and Strategies 3 credits
PSY- 6010 Counseling Techniques 3 credits
PSY-6008 Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6030 Advanced Research Methods 3 credits
PSY-6021 Psychopathology I 3 credits
PSY-6040 Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice 3 credits
PSY-6050 Family Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6055 Substance Use and Addicition 3 credits
PSY-6082 Development Across the Lifespan 3 credits
PSY-6089  Trauma Studies 3 credits
PSY-6070 Career and Lifestyle Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6025 Individual Assessment 3 credits
PSY-6022 Pyschopathology II 3 credits
PSY-6060 Multicultural Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6090 Special Topic Seminar 3 credits
  2 to 3 Semesters of a 700-hour, Supervised Internship 12 credits, including Seminar Classes

This option satifies the course and credit requirements to earn a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and satisfies the educational requirements  for professional lincensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This course of study also prepares students to seek certification as an Addictions Counselor in Pennsylvania. The state may mandate additional certification requirements. 

REQUIRED COURSES 60 CREDITS
PSY-5999 Introduction to Counseling Psychology 3 credits
PSY-6002 Group Process and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6008 Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6010 Counseling Techniques 3 credits
PSY-6030 Advanced Research Methods 3 credits
PSY-6021 Psychopathology I 3 credits
PSY-6040 Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice 3 credits
PSY-6057 Addiction and the Family 3 credits
PSY-6055 Substance Use and Addicition 3 credits
PSY-6056 Addiction Counseling Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6082 Development Across the Lifespan 3 credits
PSY-6089  Trauma Studies 3 credits
PSY-6070 Career and Lifestyle Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6025 Individual Assessment 3 credits
PSY-6022 Pyschopathology II 3 credits
PSY-6060 Multicultural Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6090 Special Topic Seminar 3 credits
  2 to 3 Semesters of a 700-hour, Supervised Internship 12 credits, including Seminar Classes

 

REQUIRED COURSES 60 CREDITS
PSY-5999 Introduction to Counseling Psychology 3 credits
PSY-6002 Group Process and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6008 Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6010 Counseling Techniques 3 credits
PSY-6030 Advanced Research Methods 3 credits
PSY-6021 Psychopathology I 3 credits
PSY-6040 Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice 3 credits
PSY-6050 Family Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6055 Substance Use and Addicition 3 credits
PSY-6082 Development Across the Lifespan 3 credits
PSY-6089  Trauma Studies 3 credits
PSY-6330 Victimology 3 credits
PSY-6025 Individual Assessment 3 credits
PSY-6022 Pyschopathology II 3 credits
PSY-6060 Multicultural Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6340 Strategies for Treating Grief and Bereavement 3 credits
  2 to 3 Semesters of a 700-hour, Supervised Internship 12 credits, including Seminar Classes

This course of study satisfies the course and credit requirement to earn a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in forensics. An additional 6 credits of coursework is needed to satisfy the educational requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as a professional licensed counselor. 

REQUIRED COURSES 63 CREDITS
PSY-5999 Introduction to Counseling Psychology 3 credits
PSY-6002 Group Process and Strategies 3 credits
PSY- 6010 Counseling Techniques 3 credits
PSY-6008 Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6030 Advanced Research Methods 3 credits
PSY-6021 Psychopathology I 3 credits
PSY-6040 Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice 3 credits
PSY- 6050 Family Counseling 3 credits
PSY- 6055 Substance Use and Addicition 3 credits
PSY-6082 Development Across the Lifespan 3 credits
PSY-6089 Trauma Studies 3 credits
PSY- 6022 Pychopathology II 3 credits
PSY-6300 Contemporary Issues in Forensic Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6330 Victimology 3 credits
PSY-6345 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency 3 credits
PSY-6350 Offender Treatment 3 credits
PSY- 6025 Individual Assessment 3 credits
  2 to 3 Semesters of a 700-hour Supervised Internship 12 credits, including Seminar Classes

 

REQUIRED COURSES 56 CREDITS
PSY-5999 Introduction to Counseling Psychology 3 credits
PSY-6002 Group Process and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6030 Advanced Research Methods 3 credits
PSY-6021 Psychopathology I 3 credits
PSY-6043 Legal/Ethical Issues in Schools 3 credits
PSY-6050 Family Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6055 Substance Use and Addicition 3 credits
PSY-6082 Development Across the Lifespan 3 credits
PSY-6065 School Counseling K-12 3 credits
PSY-6008 Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategy 3 credits
PSY-6070 Career and Lifestyle Counseling  3 credits
PSY-6025 Individual Assessment 3 credits
PSY-6060 Multicultural Counseling 3 credits
PSY-6093 Counseling the Exceptional Learner 3 credits
PSY-6220 Counseling English Speakers of Another Language 3 credits
PSY-6108 Pre-Practicum 3 credits
  2 or 3 Semesters of a 420-hour, Supervised Pacticum 8 credits, including Seminar Classes

 Forensic Psychology is a rapidly emerging field where the legal system intersects with the mental health profession. The graduate certificate in Forensic Psychology 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:

PSY- 6022

Psychopathology II 3 credits

PSY- 6300

Contemporary Issues in Forensics 3 credits
PSY- 6330 Victimology 3 credits
PSY- 6345 Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, and Development 3 credits
PSY- 6350 Offender Treatment 3 credits
PSY- 6089 Trauma 3 credits

 

 

PSY-6010

Counseling Techniques 3 credits
PSY-6002 Group Process and Strategies 3 credits
PSY-6040 Legal/Ethical Issues in Professional Practice  3 credits
PSY-6057 Addicition and the Family 3 credits
PSY-6055 Substance Use and Addiction 3 credits
PSY-6056 Addiction Counseling Strategies  3 credits
PSY-6089 Trauma Studies 3 credits
PSY-6021 Psychopathology I 3 credits
 

2 or 3 Semesters of a 700 -hour, Supervised Internship*

(Depending on Expereince)

12 credits, including Seminar Classes

 

 

PSY-6065

School Counseling K-12 3 credits
PSY-6093 Counseling the Exceptional Learner 3 credits
PSY-6220 Counseling ESOL 3 credits
PSY-6108 Pre-Practicum 3 credits
 

2 or 3 Semesters of a 420 -hour, Supervised Practicum

8 credits, including Seminar Classes