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Forensic Psychology

Forensic & Counseling Psychology Program (MA)

Curriculum

All MA Forensic & Counseling Psychology students are required to take the following foundational courses :

COU CC523 - Psychology of Diversity and Difference
COU CS500 - Clinical Practicum Seminar I - Helping Relationships I
COU CS501 - Clinical Practicum Seminar II - Helping Relationships II
COU CX510 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
COU FP511 – Practicum I
COU FP512 – Practicum II
COU FS620 - Forensic I nternship Seminar I
COU FS621 - Forensic Internship Seminar II
COU GR501 - Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
COU LS659 - Lifespan Development
COU PA530 - Psychological Appraisal and Assessment
COU PR625 - Forensic Capstone Project Seminar
COU PS635 - Professional Issues and Ethics
COU PY522 - Adult Psychopathology
COU RS510 - Research and Evaluation in Psychology

COU SB515 - Substance Abuse and Treatment

Students are also required to take the following specialized courses:

COU FS500 - Behavioral Criminology
COU FS501 - Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment or
COU FS550 - Consultation and Testimony in Forensic Psychology
COU MH530 - Psychology and the Legal System
COU TR602 - Trauma, Treatment and Theory

All Forensic & Counseling MA students are required to complete two years (960 hours) of field work. This consists of a 360 hour practicum in the first year and a 600 hour internship in the second.

Students may take the following courses above the requirements if they consider practicing in states that require them for licensure purposes:

COU CD501 – Career Counseling
COU FX510 – Introduction to Family Therapy

Click here to view the requirements for the concentration in Latino Mental Health, including the following courses:

COU CC549 – Introduction to Latino Culture
COU CC550 – The Experience Of Latinos In The United States
COU CC551 – Clinical Work With Latinos In The United States
COU XX500 – Special Topics – LMH

2013-2014 Class Schedule

If you have specific questions about the program schedule, please contact Maura O’Brien, Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant, at maura_obrien@mspp.edu.

Typical Course of Study

FALL SEMESTER
1st Year Students 2nd Year Students

16 total credits

14 total credits

SPRING SEMESTER
1st Year Students 2nd Year Students

16 total credits

11/14 total credits (dependent on adding elective)

SUMMER SEMESTER Total Year Two: 25 credits
1st Year Students  

3 total credits

 
Total Year One: 35 credits  

Updated 11/3/14

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