Master of Arts in Counseling
600 Level Elective
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MCPY 600 level elective course
MCPY 602 - Spirituality & Counseling: Soul & Cltr
Explores how spirituality, religion and a search for meaning are central to the counseling experience. Focuses upon understanding how spirituality and the religious imagination influence and enhance the practice and effectiveness of the therapeutic encounter. NOTE: Open to MA Counseling and MFT degree and certificate seeking students only.
MCPY 605 - Human Growth and Development
Provides an advanced study of normal human development from infancy throughout the life span, emphasizing integration of theory and research appropriate to each life phase. Considers the impact of cultural variation on life phases. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
Cross listing(s): MMFT 605 MAPY 605 MFT 605.
MCPY 610 - Theories of Counseling
Introduces the major historical and contemporary theories of counseling. Examines techniques and styles of counselors using distinct approaches to counseling along with their application to case studies. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
Cross listing(s): MMFT 610.
MCPY 615 - Cultural Iss. & Social Justice
Examines the multicultural and socioeconomic influences of psychology, personality development and perceptions of abnormal behavior and counselor attitudes. Presents theories of multicultural counseling and competencies. Discrimination and oppression are considered from a social justice perspective along with related strategies including advocacy. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
Cross listing(s): MFT 615.
MCPY 620 - Abnormal Psychology
Provides an in-depth examination of abnormal psychological development and multicultural variations. Studies the theoretical approaches and treatments that flow out of various psychological paradigms. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
Cross listing(s): MMFT 620.
MCPY 625 - Professional Orientation & Ethical Iss
Examines ethical codes, standards, state statutes, practice guidelines, professional organizations and history. Focuses on ethical decision-making skills and contemporary ethical issues in the counseling field. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
Cross listing(s): MMFT 625.
MCPY 630 - Groups: Process and Counseling
Studies theories of group counseling, including group dynamics and leadership. Includes different types of groups and group composition. Experiential learning methods are employed. Note: Graduate Counseling students only.
MCPY 635 - Counseling Techniques I
Introduces the psychotherapeutic process and dynamics of the helping relationship. Focuses on developing basic counseling skills such as clinical interviewing, clinical record keeping and report writing, DSM-IV-TR diagnosis, assessment of various clinical issues, and treatment planning. Assists students in preparing a professional resume, practicing interviews for a practicum position, and identifying sites for their practicum/internship experience. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
Pre-requisite: TAKE 1 GROUP; #TAKE MCPY*600, MCPY*605, MCPY*615, MCPY*620, MCPY*610 #TAKE MCPY*600, MCPY*605, MCPY*615, MCPY*620, MCPY*665
Cross listing(s): MLPC 635 MFT 635.
MCPY 636 - Counseling Techniques II
Reviews current therapies used in community counseling settings, particularly depth psychotherapy, humanistic psychotherapy, and community cultural therapies. Includes skill development through role plays and video taping. NOTE: MACP Program students only. Pass/No Pass grading only.
Pre-requisite: TAKE MCPY*600 MCPY*605 MCPY*610 MCPY*615 MCPY*620 MCPY*625 MCPY*635;
MCPY 640 - Research Methods and Program Evaluation
Provides an understanding of types of research methods including quantitative and qualitative designs, basic statistics, and ethical and legal considerations in research. Principles, practices and applications of needs assessment and program evaluation are reviewed. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
Cross listing(s): MMFT 640 MFT 640.
MCPY 645 - Clinical Assessment
Focuses on the application of basic concepts and statistics in the interpretation of tests and inventories utilized by counselors and MFTs. Explores testing methodologies, interpretive criteria, and ethical and multicultural implications from a clinical perspective.
MCPY 650 - Career Counseling and Development
Develops a comprehensive understanding of theories of career development and their application to diverse populations. Explores methods of effective career counseling, test administration, and interpretation of assessment tools. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
MCPY 660 - Substance Abuse Treatment
Examines the psychological and behavioral effects of substance abuse in individuals and families; reviews assessment techniques and approaches to treatment of this population.
Pre-requisite: TAKE MCPY*600
Cross listing(s): MMFT 660 MFT 660.
MCPY 672 - Crisis, Trauma, and Loss
Examines the impact of trauma and loss on military personnel and families, survivors of natural disasters, violence, and terrorism. Emphasis on counselors immediate response, assessment and treatment protocols for recovery, trauma and addition, post-traumatic stress, suicide prevention and assessment.
MCPY 685 - Qualitative Research Methods
Examines phenomenological approaches to research from the humanistic and 'Human Science' tradition. Focuses upon a descriptive analysis of the meaning and value of everyday experience as 'lived' phenomena. NOTE: MACP Program students only.
MCPY 692 - Practicum: Clinical Supervision
Provides student in Practicum with individual and group supervision by program faculty.
MCPY 693 - Counseling Practicum
Offers initial exposure to community counseling field placement. Emphasizes counseling role, agency function, and basic skills.
Pre-requisite: MCPY*630 MCPY*635 MCPY*636
MCPY 698A - Supervised Counseling Internship a
Expands and enhances the training begun during Practicum. Provides more in-depth clinical experience and helps to develop clinical skills. Comprises 350 hours of supervised clinical experience at an approved training site.
Pre-requisite: MCPY*630 MCPY*636 MCPY*693
MCPY 698B - Supervised Counseling Internship B
Expands and enhances the training begun during Practicum. Provides more in-depth clinical experience and helps to develop clinical skills. Comprises 300 hours of supervised clinical experience at an approved training site.
Pre-requisite: MCPY*630 MCPY*636 MCPY*698A