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Counseling Psychology

Fisher College

M.A.
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The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Trauma Track is designed to provide students with a graduate level education, preparing them for employment in a variety of helping professions.

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Overview

Our program prepares graduates for mental health counseling licensure in Massachusetts and in other states. 

The programme

In addition to core courses in counseling techniques, psychopathology, career counseling, psychopharmacology and psychological assessment, students will be exposed to specialty areas of how to counsel those who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual trauma, people and families impacted by chronic illness, and those embarking on end of life concerns.At the completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Understand qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research studies.
  • Critically analyze peer-reviewed literature.
  • Examine the most appropriate methods and understand different types of research designs, including survey, experimental, and quasi-experimental.
  • Students will design, conduct, write, and present new psychological research.
  • Analyze several different aspects of human development, including, but not limited to: cognitive development, social development, and emotional development.
  • Evaluate the impact of mental health issues on society at micro and macro levels.
  • Explore various types of trauma (physical, sexual, emotional), and how they affect individuals, couples, families, and groups differently.
  • Analyze literature on mental health diagnoses, psychopharmacology, trauma, and resiliency.
  • Evaluate the psychological, sociological, and biological concerns related to aging.
  • Analyze attitudes, reactions, values, and beliefs about death, dying and grief across cultures in the United States.
  • Understand counseling theories and how they apply to clinical practice
  • Apply core counseling techniques to a wide variety of clinical issues and presentations.
  • Comprehend and abide ethical codes of conduct for professional counseling practices.
  • Demonstrate competency in crisis situations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Theory   
  • Psychopathology
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Group Therapy   
  • Advanced Human Development
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling       
  • Practicum
  • Crisis Intervention and Disaster Mental Health

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

For more information please visit the university's website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30389 USD per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    30389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30389 USD per year and a duration of 9 months.

Funding

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