Program Requirements

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to:

  • Work individually with clients on educational, vocational, social, emotional, or personal problems
  • Work with groups of clients on educational, vocational, social, emotional, or personal problems
  • Consult with other professionals and administrators concerning the clients’ developmental needs
  • Participate in psychological assessment programs, including the interpretation of test results
  • Provide information and understanding to clients in the areas of educational, social, or vocational planning
  • Conduct and facilitate local research efforts.
  • Apply for licensure as an Associate Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia

Program plan

A: Required Courses (54 hours)
COUN 601 Career Development
COUN 602 Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
COUN 604 Psychopathology and Diagnosis
COUN 605 Group Counseling and Group Work
COUN 606 Counseling Skills and Techniques
COUN 608 Addictions Counseling
COUN 609 Practicum
COUN 610 Internship
COUN 612 Counseling Theory
COUN 613 Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling
COUN 614 Human Growth and Development
COUN 617 Assessment and Testing
COUN 618 Ethics and Professional Issues
COUN 621 Research and Program Evaluation
COUN 630 Professional Seminar
COUN 635 Orientation to Professional Practice
COUN 641 Theories of Family Counseling
COUN 645 Crisis, Trauma, and Grief Counseling

B: Electives (6 hours)
COUN 603 Directed Independent Study
COUN 611 Special Topics in Counseling (Topics vary by Instructor and Semester)
COUN 615 Advanced Counseling Skills
COUN 623 Play Therapy
COUN 624 Advanced Addictions Treatment
COUN 625 Case Management and Consultation

Total Degree Requirements: 60 hours

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