"I believe in bringing my field experiences into the classroom so that students get real-world practical training."
Our challenging Counseling Psychology graduate program will help you apply theory and research to counsel individuals through serious issues.
- Develop an in-depth level of understanding in mental health counseling
- Understand how personality, psychopathology, multicultural issues and assessment impact the counseling process
- Develop an ethical understanding of counseling practices
Choose a specialization track to focus your curriculum on your specific career goals:
Note: Tracks prepare students to take the examinations for Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor designations.
Mental Health Counseling Track:
48 Credit Hours
This traditional counseling psychology curriculum will prepare you to work with adult clients in a wide variety of mental health settings.
Child and Adolescent Counseling Track:
48 Credit Hours
This counseling psychology curriculum will prepare you to work with children, adolescents and families in both public and private settings.
Real-World Faculty. Flexible Coursework.
Our faculty are real-world practitioners who bring their counseling experiences from a wide range of medical settings to the classroom, teaching from their successes as well as their mistakes. With 700 practicum and internship hours, you will receive the hands-on experience necessary to prepare you for this challenging career. Plus, with small-class sizes for one-on-one attention and one-night weekly classes at our main Romeoville campus, it's never been more convenient to obtain your degree.
School Guidance Counselor Option: Type 73 Certification
By adding additional coursework to your Counseling Psychology degree, you can work toward your Type 73 Certification without completing a full second master's degree.
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