Albertus Magnus College’s 60-credit Master of Science in Clinical Counseling program is designed to be completed in 3 years, including 2 summer classes after the first year. Classes are offered in the evening so as to facilitate employment during the first 2 years and completion of the internship in the 3rd year. Some classes, particularly in the summer, follow an 8-week, accelerated, modular format. Most classes are fully on-ground, though some are offered in a blended/hybrid format.
The program is designed to lead to eligibility as a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.) in the State of Connecticut. (In addition to the master’s degree, candidates for licensure must obtain postgraduate supervised work experience and pass an examination.) Most professional positions in behavioral health require or strongly prefer that applicants possess or be eligible for licensure. Note that each state sets its own standards for licensure. Our program is likely to meet the standards set elsewhere, but it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that this is the case and to make up any deficiencies.
We offer two specialty tracks: mental health counseling and addiction counseling. Students apply for admission to one or the other. The mental health counseling track includes advanced coursework on assessment, psychotherapy, and case conceptualization. The addiction counseling track includes specialized coursework on psychopharmacology, addictive behaviors, and addiction counseling. Students completing the addiction counseling track will be eligible to apply for licensure as alcohol and drug counselors (L.A.D.C.)日本一本道a不卡免费 in addition to the L.P.C. Again, this will require appropriate experience and passage of an examination as well as the degree.
Our M.S. in Clinical Counseling has three distinct features:
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Our program is housed in the department of psychology at an independent college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters. The department, which includes 10 full-and half-time members, operates three master’s degree programs (counseling, art therapy, and human services) as well as undergraduate majors. We pride ourselves on how well these programs fit into the college’s overall mission, which is to promote the search for truth in all its dimensions and provide an education that is both grounded in the liberal arts and practical in its application. We are situated in New Haven, a small New England seaport city that enjoys rich cultural opportunities and a remarkably diverse community.
In the short amount of time that I’ve been at Albertus Magnus College, I have experienced nothing but acceptance and support from each of my professors, faculty members, and the diverse group of classmates I now call friends. Although the curriculum is challenging, the material is rich and meaningful, and the professors have done a phenomenal job of making lectures fun and engaging! I feel confident about this first semester, knowing that I did my best, and everything I’ve learned will be useful to me in the future. I can’t wait to see what new information will be covered next semester!
The first year of the program involves foundational courses: acquiring the knowledge and basic skills essential to all future counselors. Students in both tracks take all classes together. There are no fieldwork requirements this year.
The second year of the program involves immersion in courses relating to one’s chosen area of specialization. The fall term also features the foundational course in research methodology. The spring term also includes the first field experience, a 120-hour practicum.
日本一本道a不卡免费The third year centers on the internship experience: 600 hours of supervised counseling practice at an approved site and participation in a thesis-related seminar on campus. It is the student’s responsibility to secure a site, but the program will provide support and guidance throughout the process. Most of the academic experiences during this year will tie in with the internship in one way or another.
日本一本道a不卡免费To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling program, applicants must submit the following:
An interview with one or more program faculty members will be scheduled for students who meet the above criteria. It should be noted that merely meeting these standards does not guarantee admission. Decisions concerning admission will be made based on a holistic review of the complete application. Students who lack 1–2 of the expected undergraduate psychology courses may be admitted on a conditional basis. Such students would be required to complete the outstanding requirements before the end of their first year in the program. Students whose grades fall slightly below the 3.00 threshold, but who believe that those grades do not accurately reflect their current abilities, are encouraged to include in their application an explanation of what factors impeded their previous performance and what has changed in the interim.
All application materials should be sent to:
The Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Admissions Committee
Division of Professional and Graduate Studies
Albertus Magnus College
700 Prospect Street
日本一本道a不卡免费 New Haven, CT 06511-1189
The ACA, with about 70,000 members, is the one professional group for counselors of all varieties. It includes 20 divisions (specialty areas), of which the largest are those for mental health counselors and school (guidance) counselors; rehabilitation counselors, career counselors, and addiction counselors (see below) are also well represented. The ACA is an important organization. It operates certification programs (NCC and CCMHC) that are linked with state counselor licensure systems. The web page includes a career center with job listings.
This is the local ACA affiliate.