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COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (74 Credit Hour Master of Arts thesis option)

For individuals who want to practice counseling in a private or agency setting, this option provides strong preparation for the National Counseling Examination (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE), state certification as a mental health counselor and certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In addition, this option serves as a stepping-stone to doctoral study in counseling psychology.

Specialization Prerequisites. All applicants must have completed General Psychology.  Applicants who have not completed course work in Human Development, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology and Personality/Counseling Theories, or their equivalents may be required to attend intensive classes held before fall quarter begins. All applicants will be interviewed by one or more School of Education and Psychology faculty members.

Once a student is accepted, a $200 non-refundable deposit is due 30 days after notice of acceptance to reserve a place in the counseling psychology program.  This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges when the student enrolls.  Students accepted after May 1 should make this deposit as soon as they receive an acceptance letter.  Accepted students who miss the deposit deadline may lose their place in the counseling psychology program.  The deposit check should be made payable to Walla Walla University and sent to School of Education and Psychology, 204 South College Avenue, College Place, WA 99324; the student’s name and social security number should be included to ensure proper credit.

Specialization Requirements:

credits
Basic Courses13
PSYC 501          Statistics in Research                                          3
PSYC 502         Statistics Lab  1
PSYC 521         Psychology of Learning3
PSYC 561         Methods of Research3
PSYC 562         Methods of Qualitative Research2
PSYC 598         Graduate Seminar1
Counseling Psychology Core44
PSYC 489         Career Counseling Theories3
PSYC 506         Advanced Human Development3
PSYC 510         Counseling Theories3
PSYC 515         Advanced Counseling Theories3
PSYC 518         Group Counseling3
PSYC 520         Child and Family Counseling3
PSYC 524         Counseling Diverse Populations3
PSYC 530         Marriage Counseling3
PSYC 532         Clinical and Personality Assessment3
PSYC 534         Cognitive Assessment3
PSYC 565         Counseling Techniques3
PSYC 566         Practicum in Counseling5
PSYC 572         Psychopathology3
PSYC 589         Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling3
Internship and Thesis17
PSYC 567         Internship in Counseling Psychology8
PSYC 590         Thesis9
Total74

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (90 Credit Hour Master of Arts thesis option for states where applicable)

The non-thesis option is designed for individuals who seek the skills to practice counseling in a private or agency setting. The program provides strong preparation for the National Counseling Examination (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE), state certification as a mental health counselor and certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In addition, this option serves as a stepping-stone to doctoral study in counseling psychology.

Specialization Prerequisites

All applicants must have completed General Psychology.  Applicants who have not completed course work in Human Development, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology and Personality/Counseling Theories, or their equivalents may be required to attend intensive classes held before fall quarter begins. All applicants will be interviewed by one or more School of Education and Psychology faculty members.

Once a student is accepted, a $200 non-refundable deposit is due 30 days after notice of acceptance to reserve a place in the counseling psychology program.  This deposit will be applied toward tuition charges when the student enrolls.  Students accepted after May 1 should make this deposit as soon as they receive an acceptance letter.  Accepted students who miss the deposit deadline may lose their place in the counseling psychology program.  The deposit check should be made payable to Walla Walla University and sent to School of Education and Psychology, 204 South College Avenue, College Place, WA 99324; the student’s name and social security number should be included to ensure proper credit.

Specialization Requirements:

credits
Basic Courses13
PSYC 501          Statistics in Research                                          3
PSYC 502         Statistics Lab  1
PSYC 521         Psychology of Learning3
PSYC 561         Methods of Research3
PSYC 562         Methods of Qualitative Research2
PSYC 598         Graduate Seminar1
Counseling Psychology Core44
PSYC 489         Career Counseling Theories3
PSYC 506         Advanced Human Development3
PSYC 510         Counseling Theories3
PSYC 515         Advanced Counseling Theories3
PSYC 518         Group Counseling3
PSYC 520         Child and Family Counseling3
PSYC 524         Counseling Diverse Populations3
PSYC 530         Marriage Counseling3
PSYC 532         Clinical and Personality Assessment3
PSYC 534         Cognitive Assessment3
PSYC 565         Counseling Techniques3
PSYC 566         Practicum in Counseling5
PSYC 572         Psychopathology3
PSYC 589         Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling3
Approved Electives12
SOWK         Approved Clinical Practice Electives12
Internship and Thesis21
PSYC 567         Internship in Counseling Psychology12
PSYC 590         Thesis9
Total90
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