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Post-Master’s Certificates of Advanced Graduate Academic Study

Post-Master’s Certificates of Advanced Graduate Academic Study

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The department also offers Post-Master’s Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study in Professional Counseling for Licensure Preparation, and Post-Master’s Certificates of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in each of the six concentration areas. Applicants for these certificate programs must have already earned a master’s degree in psychology or a related discipline.

Post-Master’s Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Professional Counseling for Licensure Preparation

This certificate is designed for the applicant who already has a master’s degree in a field closely related to the practice of professional counseling.

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 a 48-credits master’s degree program in a relevant Psychology field. Applicants are expected to contact the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors, or other applicable State Board before enrolling in any courses at Chestnut Hill College to ensure that the courses they take are in compliance with the requirements for licensure.

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Post-Master’s Certificates of Advanced Graduate Academic Study

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.  See our Graduate Catalog or contact an advisor at gradadmissions@chc.edu for further information.

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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Co-Occurring Disorders
12 credits

PSYG 630 Foundations of Addictive Behavior
PSYG 622 Intro to the Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Trauma
PSYG 672 Assessment & Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders
PSYG 638 Systemic Treatment of Addictions
   

 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Child and Adolescent Therapy
12 credits

PSYG 662  Assessment & Treatment of Children & Adolescents
PSYG 602 Play Therapy
PSYG 604 A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents
PSYG 622 Intro to the Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Trauma
   

 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Child and Adolescent Therapy with Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialization 
15 credits

PSYG 652 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
PSYG 654 Treatment Approaches to ASD
PSYG 604 A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents
PSYG 662 Assessment & Treatment of Children & Adolescents
PSYG 602 Play Therapy
   

 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Couple and Family Therapy
18 credits

PSYG 612 Advanced Theories of Couple & Family Therapy
PSYG 614 Couple & Family Therapy Techniques
PSYG 616 Advanced Couple & Family Therapy Techniques
PSYG 618 Human Sexuality and Couples
  Plus two of the following three courses:
PSYG 604 A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents
PSYG 638 Systemic Treatment of Addictions
PSYG 682 Working with Latino Families  
   

 

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Diverse and Underserved Communities
18 credits

PSYG 532  The Role of Culture and Gender in Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSYG 622 Intro to the Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Trauma
PSYG 630 Foundations of Addictive Behavior
  Plus three of the following concentration electives:
PSYG 628 Working Effectively in Trauma-Intensive Communities
PSYG 640 Competencies for LGBTQ Counseling
PSYG 652 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
PSYG 680 Introduction to Geropsychology
PSYG 682 Working with Latino Families
PSYG 684 Mindfulness and Psychotherapy
PSYG 635 Special Topics in Diversity
(e.g. Working w/ African-American Communities, Working w/ Asian-American Communities,
Counseling Multiracial Populations)
PSYG 561 Independent Research in Clinical & Counseling Psychology I
PSYG 562 Independent Research in Clinical & Counseling Psychology II
   

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Academic Study in Trauma Studies
12 credits

PSYG 622  Intro to the Assessment & Treatment of Psychological Trauma
PSYG 624  Treatment of Complex Chronic Trauma Responses
PSYG 675 Advanced Techniques in Trauma Intervention
PSYG 628 Working Effectively in Trauma-Intensive Communities (622)
    

 

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