Advanced Counseling Post Master's Certificate Program

Program Requirements

Students who have not completed 600 hours of internship in a community agency/mental health setting will be required to complete a minimum of 300 hours and enroll in COUN 654 and/or COUN 674 in addition to the required coursework listed below.  This requirement is consistent with the State Board of Professional Counselors in New Jersey for counselor licensure.  Approval from the advisor for the Post Master's Certificate Programs must be given to apply for the internship.

Core Courses 1
COUN 579Appraisal of the Individual3
COUN 604Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis3
COUN 605Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
Select 3-9 credits of elective corusework with advisor approval from the list below.3-9
Total Credits12-18


COUN 540Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling3
COUN 564Counseling Children and Adolescents3
COUN 569Treatment in the Context of the Family3
COUN 570Counseling Adults3
COUN 584Group Counseling: Theory and Practice3
COUN 590Clinical Applications in Addictions Counseling3
COUN 592Theories of College Student Development3
COUN 651Strategies in Gerontological Counseling3
COUN 652Introduction to Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling3
COUN 653Special Topics in Counseling3
COUN 665Ecotherapy: Applied Ecopsychology3
COUN 666Advanced Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling3
COUN 667Counseling the Adoption Triad3
COUN 672Counseling Older Adults3
COUN 673Gender Issues in Counseling3