2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog 
    
    Nov 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The 48 Credit Master of Arts in Holistic Counseling


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The 48-credit Master of Arts in Holistic Counseling requires students to take a developmental, holistic, and social justice perspective in the work they do. Students are required to engage in all learning activities in ways consistent with the current American Counseling Association (ACA) ethical standards and other related professional certification bodies as applicable. Inconsistencies with these standards, as determined by the program director and program faculty, can serve as a basis for dismissal from the program. Following successful completion of an approved program of 48 graduate credits (45 required and 3 electives) that includes a clinical practicum, students are eligible to receive the Master of Arts in Holistic Counseling. Many courses in the holistic mental health counseling program require the completion of prerequisites. Academic advising is required and provided for all students to ensure that courses are taken in the correct sequence. The counseling program is designed to fulfill the required elements related to the eight (8) core areas of CACREP accreditation; however, CACREP does not accredit 48-credit Mental Health Counseling programs. Following successful completion of an approved program of 48 graduate credits, students are eligible to receive the Master of Arts in Holistic Counseling. In addition, they must meet the University’s standards for admission to graduate studies upon application to the program as described in this catalog.

Program Requirements


Electives (3 credits)


Electives strengthen counselors’ abilities to serve specific client populations by fostering growth, adding skill depth and opening professional vistas.  The number of electives students take depends on their plan of study and the number of required courses that may have been waived.

Additional Information


See the description of all courses offered in the program.  Required courses are offered at least once per academic year.  Most electives are offered annually, some periodically, at the programs’ discretion. 

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for 48-Credit M.A. in Holistic Clinical Mental Health Counseling
 

 
Fall
Spring
Summer
First Year
 
 
 
HLC504: Holistic Foundations (3 credits) or
HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills (3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC506: Professional Orientation and Ethics (3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC508: Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC Elective (1-3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC504: Holistic Foundations (3 credits) or
HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC509: Theories of Counseling (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC510: Cultural Awareness in Counseling (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC Elective (1-3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC507: The Body/Mind Connection (3 credits)
 
 
X
HLC550: Advanced Helping Skills (3 credits) or
RHB520: Practicum and Seminar I: Motivational Interviewing (3 credits)
 
 
X
Second Year
 
 
 
HLC500: Research Methods (3 credits) or
HLC512 Evaluation Research 3 Credits
X
 
 
HLC513: Couple and Family Counseling (3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC516: Group Process (3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC Elective (1-3 credits)
X
 
 
HLC515: Assessment and Treatment Planning (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC517: Career Counseling (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC540: Integrating Meaning 3 Credits (3 credits)
 
X
 
HLC551: Practicum in Counseling (3 credits)
 
 
X

 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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