POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING FOR LICENSURE

Post-master's academic certificate

 

OVERVIEW 

These certificates are designed for the applicant who already has a Master’s degree in a field closely related to the practice of professional counseling. It is not open to applicants from other disciplines. 

 

PROGRAM DESIGN 

Students who wish to complete a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Professional Counseling for Licensure Preparation will need to complete a minimum of 12 graduate credits beyond the master’s degree.  Student course plans will be individually designed after a departmental review of the student’s transcript.  The Post-master’s Certificate in Professional Counseling for Licensure Preparation cannot have an area of concentration.

 

ADMISSIONS 

Graduates of Chestnut Hill College’s Master’s Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology are expected to complete a new application. No additional application fee is required, and no additional paperwork is required. The student receives a letter of admission from the Graduate Dean and is listed in the computer as matriculating in a certificate program. 

  

Other applicants must follow the existing procedures for admission to Post-Master’s certificate programs.  (See Admissions) 

 

All existing graduate policies and procedures apply to these programs. Courses with final grades below “B-minus” are not applicable to the total 60 graduate credits required for the awarding of a certificate. 

 

POST-MASTER’S CERTIFICATES OF ADVANCED GRADUATE ACADEMIC STUDY

  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Co-Occurring Disorders  
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Child and Adolescent Therapy: Specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Couple and Family Therapy 
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Trauma Studies 

 

These certificate programs are designed for those who have already earned a master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology or a closely related field and who are seeking additional classroom education in an area of specialization.  Students in this program should have some post-master’s work experience and not require any further internship experience for their professional goals.  If an applicant does not have graduate course work in certain areas, the Department of Professional Psychology may require certain core courses to be taken as part of the Academic Certificate.

 

These requirements include courses in:

  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychopathology
  • Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy I
  • Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy II
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy

 

Concentration Requirements 

 

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS (all required)

PSYG          630               Foundations of Addictive Behaviors 

PSYG          622               Intro to the Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Trauma

PSYG          632               Treatment Approaches to Substance Abuse (630)

PSYG          638               Systematic Treatment of Addictions (608)

PSYG          672               Assessment and Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders (630)

                 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY  (all required)

PSYG          602               Play Therapy (500, 514) 

PSYG          604               A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents (514, 608)

PSYG          622               Intro to the Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Trauma

PSYG          662              Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents (514)

 

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT THERAPY: SPECIALIZATION IN AUTISM SPECTRUM (all required)

PSYG      652              Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders                          

PSYG      654             Treatment Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorders (652)

PSYG      602              Play Therapy (500, 514)     

PSYG      656              A Systematic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents (514, 608)

PSYG      658             Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents (514)

                  

COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY  (15 credits required for graduation)

PSYG          612               Advanced Theories of Couple and Family Therapy (608)

PSYG          614               Couple and Family Therapy Techniques (608, 612)

PSYG          616               Advanced Couple and Family Therapy Techniques (608, 612, 614)

PSYG          618               Human Sexuality and Marriage

PSYG          604               A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents (514, 608)**

PSYG          638               Systemic Treatment of Addictions (608)

 

** Students choose only one of these two courses

 

TRAUMA STUDIES (all required)

PSYG          622               Introduction to the Assessment and Treatment of  Psychological Trauma 

PSYG          624               Treatment of Complex Chronic Trauma Responses (622) 

PSYG          626               Acute Incident Responding: Trauma Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies (622) 

PSYG          628               Working Effectively in Trauma-Intensive Communities (622)