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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Programs - Master of Science in Counseling

Option in Marriage and Family Therapy

Students in this Option will prepare for licensed independent MFT practice to work in private practice, community-agency settings, government-court settings, hospitals, clinics, Employee Assistance Programs, and city-county-state agencies to provide counseling services for adults, children, families and couples.

Prerequisite

Take the following course:

  • EDP 400 Intro to Educational Research (3) (or equivalent)
    Prerequisites: None.

Advancement to Candidacy - Clear Admission

Students should advance to candidacy as early as possible. For advancement to candidacy (Clear Admission status), students must:

  • 1. Fulfill the campus Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
  • 2. Complete COUN 510, 513, 515, 522, 608, 609.
  • 3. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all course work.
  • 4. Resolve all incomplete grades.
  • 5. Submit to the Graduate Studies Office an Advancement to Candidacy form signed by the program advisor.

Requirements

Take all of the following (58 units) and choose option A or B below:

  • COUN 508A Family Systems Applied to Aging and Lifespan Development (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 508B Family Systems Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 508A or consent of instructor.
  • COUN 510 Law and Ethics for Counselors (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 511 Counseling the Alcohol/ Chemically Dependent Person (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 512 Child and Spousal/Partner Abuse (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 513 Introduction to Clinical Interviewing (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 514 Medication and Counseling (2)
    Prerequisites: COUN 513 or consent of instructor.
  • COUN 515 Counseling Theories (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 513.
  • COUN 522 Counseling Methods and Techniques (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: COUN 513, 515.
  • COUN 543 Human Sexuality Counseling (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 515.
  • COUN 555 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 510, 513, 515; COUN 506 for School Counseling Option, COUN 538 for SDHE Option, or their equivalent upon approval of the instructor.
  • COUN 556 Counseling Children and Adolescents (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 515 and 522, or consent of instructor.
  • COUN 557 Counseling Couples (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 515.
  • COUN 601 Trauma and Grief Counseling (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 556 or consent of instructor.
  • COUN 608 Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 510, 511, 512, 513, 515, 522. Recommended: COUN 556.
  • COUN 609 MFT Practicum (4)
    Prerequisites: COUN 510, 511, 512, 513, 515, 522 and 608.
  • COUN 638 Group Counseling (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the MS in Counseling and/or PPS School Counseling Credential, or School Psychology Program, COUN 510, 513, 515 or equivalent upon approval of instructor.
  • COUN 643D Counseling Field Work: Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 608, 609.
  • COUN 644D Advanced Counseling Field Work: Marriage and Family Therapy (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 638, 643D.
  • COUN 685 Community Mental Health Counseling (1)
    Prerequisites: None

Take one of the following: EDP 520, EDP 595

Select an Option:

Option A - Thesis (total units: 64):

  • Take EDP 698 Thesis (must enroll in 6 units)

Option B - Comprehensive Exam (total units: 62):

Take an additional 4 units of approved electives from courses in the Counseling program.

Elective options include:

  • COUN 559 Play-Art Therapy (3)
  • COUN 680 Family Trauma Treatment Seminar (3)
  • COUN 681 Spirituality and Counseling (1)
  • COUN 682 Gestalt Psychotherapy (2)
  • COUN 683 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2)
  • COUN 692A/B Introduction/Advanced Psychodrama (1/1)
  • COUN 684 Advanced Clinical Case Formulation (1)
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