About this course
This 48-hour program provides professional preparation for persons wishing to become counselors in non-educational institutions such as community mental health agencies and other community human services agencies. Candidates may plan programs of study from either an Eclectic theoretical approach to counseling or a specialized approach emphasizing the individual psychology school of thought of Alfred Adler.
The program places heavy emphasis on interpersonal and helping relationships, which require considerable commitment on the part of the Candidate. Candidates complete ten (10) hours of Professional Development Activity (PDA) in the community for each 3 credit hour course. In addition, Candidates participate in field experiences throughout the program, complete a semester community/agency practicum field placement (100 clock hrs.), complete a field internship experience (600 hrs.), pass a written comprehensive examination, and write a research paper.