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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 Psychology (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 requirements for professional licensure in Pennsylvania.

    Credits
Introduction to Counseling Psychology PSY 5999 3
2Development Across the Lifespan PSY 6082 3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice PSY 6040 3
Counseling Techniques                  PSY 6010 3
Advanced Research Methods    PSY 6030 3
Family Counseling PSY 6050 3
Group Process and Strategies   PSY 6002 3
Psychopathology I            PSY 6021 3
Substance Use and Addiction    PSY 6055 3
Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies PSY 6008 3
Individual Assessment PSY 6025 3
Multicultural Counseling PSY 6060 3
Career and Lifestyle Counseling PSY 6070 3
Trauma Studies                                    PSY 6089 3
Psychopathology II          PSY 6022 3
Special Topic Seminar 1            PSY 6090 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 PSY 5999 3
2Development Across the Lifespan PSY 6082 3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice PSY 6043 3
School Counseling K-12                                           PSY 6065 3
Psychopathology I            PSY 6021 3
Group Process and Strategies   PSY 6002 3
Advanced Research Methods PSY 6030 3
Family Counseling                 PSY 6050 3
Substance Use and Addiction PSY 6055 3
Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Strategies PSY 6008 3
Counseling Techniques                  PSY 6010 3
Individual Assessment PSY 6025 3
Multicultural Counseling PSY 6060 3
Career and Lifestyle Counseling PSY 6070 3
Trauma Studies                                    PSY 6089 3
Career and Lifestyle Counseling      PSY 6070 3
Counseling the Exceptional Learner       PSY 6093 3
Counseling ESOL  PSY 6220 3
Practicum              3
School Counseling Internship 1                    3
School Counseling Internship 2                   3

 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