Catalog
2013-14

Counseling

Corine Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.; NBCC; Licensed Psychologist, NY State; Licensed MHC, NY State
Program Director
http://home.manhattan.edu/~corine.fitzpatrick/index.php

  • Master of Arts in Counseling or Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling with a Bilingual Extension
  • Professional Diploma in Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Professional Diploma in Mental Health Counseling
  • Professional Diploma in Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services
  • The Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Trainee Certificate (CASAC-T)
  • Advanced Certificate in College Advising Counseling

Masters Program in Counseling (Leads to Certification in School Counseling)

The program is concerned with fostering the intellectual, social, spiritual, vocational, personal, and professional development of individuals throughout the life span. It is grounded in research and is also shaped by the needs of schools, community agencies, and colleges that require the services of professional counselors. While a theoretical thread is evident in the core coursework, an experiential thread also begins in the first semester. At the end of their preparation, it is expected that counselors-in-training will emerge with certain knowledge, skills and dispositions. They will be able to: assess, facilitate, and guide individual development; enhance the experiences that further human development and ameliorate those that hinder optimum development; work with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and engage in inquiry with respect to emerging professional thought and practice. Most importantly, counselors-in-training will enhance their ability to be empathic, caring human service providers.

Program participants are responsible for giving evidence of having acquired the required competencies and met standards through periodic performance reviews, completion of course and program requirements and for maintaining a B or better average in course work.

Admission

Applicants for admission into the master degree program in School Counseling must have earned a baccalaureate degree and a suitable preparation in the behavioral sciences. Consideration will be given for teaching experience and for other applicable experience. Students who possess a bachelor degree but do not have relevant background may be required to take prerequisite courses for admission. A Narrative Statement of Interest in the counseling program is required. Two letters of reference are also required. An interview with the Director is recommended prior to admission.

Masters Program in Mental Health Counseling (Leads to License Qualifying Status)

The mental health counseling program is a 60 credit master's degree program that prepares students to work in mental health settings such as: mental health centers, hospitals, and residential treatment centers. The Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling is a rigorous program designed to meet the requirements for an independent mental health care license in New York and other states. The primary objective of this program is to train masters level practitioners in assessment and intervention in the mental health care settings. Together with a post degree experience requirement (3000 hours internship) and successful completion of a licensure exam, graduates will be able to provide direct clinical and counseling services to patients in a wide range of medical, research, mental health and independent practice settings.

Admission

Applicants for admission into the master degree program in Mental Health Counseling must have earned a baccalaureate degree. Consideration will be given for applicable experiences. Students who possess a bachelor degree but do not have relevant background may be required to take a prerequisite course for admission. A Narrative Statement of Interest in the Mental Health Counseling program is required. Two letters of reference are also required. An interview with the Director is recommended prior to admission.

Program Planning

The approved degree program for Counseling consists of 36 credits of course work. Students in the 36 credit M.A. program and who want to apply for provisional certification as school counselors must take a second semester of Internship (EDUG 852) in lieu of a second elective. The Mental Health Program consists of 60 credits. These programs require a major paper and a practicum/internship. Periodic consultation with an advisor is required to assure proper sequence and progress in developing competencies as a counselor. The programs prepare students for counseling in schools and in other agencies.

Degree Program Counseling

Required courses: Students in the M.A. program seeking school counseling certification must take all the required courses listed below and one elective. Students in the M.A. program who are not seeking school counseling certification must  take all the required courses except EDUG 727 and 852.

Students should consult with the Program Director for courses most suitable for their purpose. Students must complete a research project.

Methods of Educational and Psychological Research
Introduction to Counseling Practices and Theories
Techniques in Counseling the Individual
Career Development
Psychology of Career Counseling
Practicum in Groups
Organization and Administration of the Guidance Program
Practicum in Counseling
Psychopathology
Measurement and Assessment for Counselors
Data Analysis and Report Writing in Educational & Psychological Research
Elective course3
Elective course3
Total Credits6

Suggested elective courses include:

EDUG 705Orientation to Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling3
EDUG 706Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Evaluation, Treatment Planning and Case Management3
EDUG 708Physical and Psychopharmacological Aspects of Alcohol and Substance Abuse3
EDUG 709Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Family Issues and Treatment Approaches3
EDUG 715Marriage and Family Counseling3
EDUG 718Technology, the School Counselor and College Advisor3
EDUG 723Life Span Development: Child, Adolescent, and Adult3
EDUG 726Foundations of Mental Health Counseling3
EDUG 729Professional Writing0-3
EDUG 731Counseling the At Risk, Disabled Student and Family3
EDUG 778Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual3
EDUG 853Counseling the College Applicant3
EDUG 859Approaches to Multicultural Counseling:Theory and Practice3
EDUG 891Foundations in Evaluation, Assessment, and Diagnosis3

Degree Program Mental Health Counseling

Students preparing for mental health counseling  must earn 57 credits of core courses and one elective. Students should consult with the Program Director for 3 credits of courses most suitable for their goals. Students must complete a research paper.

Required courses

Elective3
EDUG 713Methods of Educational and Psychological Research3
EDUG 715Marriage and Family Counseling3
EDUG 721Introduction to Counseling Practices and Theories3
EDUG 722Techniques in Counseling the Individual3
EDUG 723Life Span Development: Child, Adolescent, and Adult3
EDUG 724Career Development3
or EDUG 714 Psychology of Career Counseling
EDUG 725Practicum in Groups3
EDUG 726Foundations of Mental Health Counseling3
EDUG 732Practicum in Counseling3
EDUG 780Psychopathology3
EDUG 807Measurement and Assessment for Counselors3
EDUG 850Advanced Practicum for Counselors in Group Procedures3
EDUG 851Data Analysis and Report Writing in Educational & Psychological Research3
EDUG 819Internship in Mental Health Counseling I3
EDUG 859Approaches to Multicultural Counseling:Theory and Practice3
EDUG 866Practicum in Leadership, Supervision and Consultation in Counseling3
EDUG 867Professional Orientation to Counseling:Standards, Law, Ethics, and Evaluation3
EDUG 891Foundations in Evaluation, Assessment, and Diagnosis3
EDUG 894Internship Mental Health Counseling II3
Total Credits60

New York State Certification/Licensure

School. Upon the completion of the Master of Arts degree (School Counseling track), SAVE and Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting requirements, the student will fulfill the requirements for Provisional certification as a school counselor. The student must file an application on line with the State Education Department and then contact the office of the Dean of Education in order to be recommended for certification. Application should be submitted prior to graduation.

Mental Health. Manhattan College's program meets the State of New York requirements and graduates are license eligible with 3,000 post degree supervised hours and the passage of a state exam. Also, graduates may take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) to receive the national board certification: Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).

Professional Diploma Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling)

Admission

Students must have a master's degree from an approved educational institution and possess provisional certification in school counseling or its equivalent. A Narrative Statement of Interest in the counseling program, and a recommendation are required prior to admission.

“Students who have obtained the M.A. Degree in Counseling from Manhattan College within the last five year and who plan to apply to the P.D. program in Pupil Personnel Services (School Counseling) may submit a 1 page simplified application form for approval to their M.A. advisor who will then send it to the Director of the Counseling Programs for approval. That form is available through the faculty advisors for the program. The form will then be sent directly to Admissions.” 

Program

The Professional Diploma consists of 21 - 24 credits of course work. It emphasizes broader preparation in counseling and related services for advanced responsibilities, including intervention, and in the conduct, supervision, and evaluation of counseling practice. Upon completion of 24 credits, students may apply for New York State permanent certification if they have worked as a school counselor for 2 years.

Required courses

EDUG 723Life Span Development: Child, Adolescent, and Adult3
EDUG 850Advanced Practicum for Counselors in Group Procedures3
EDUG 859Approaches to Multicultural Counseling:Theory and Practice3
EDUG 866Practicum in Leadership, Supervision and Consultation in Counseling3
EDUG 867Professional Orientation to Counseling:Standards, Law, Ethics, and Evaluation3
EDUG 852Internship in Counseling I3
Electives6-9
Total Credits24-27

Students must earn 6 - 9  credits in other appropriate courses after consultation with the Program Director.

Suggested courses are:

EDUG 705Orientation to Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling3
EDUG 708Physical and Psychopharmacological Aspects of Alcohol and Substance Abuse3
EDUG 709Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Family Issues and Treatment Approaches3
EDUG 712Counseling the Single Parent Family3
EDUG 714Psychology of Career Counseling3
EDUG 715Marriage and Family Counseling3
EDUG 717Stress Reduction Techniques3
EDUG 726Foundations of Mental Health Counseling3
EDUG 729Professional Writing0-3
EDUG 731Counseling the At Risk, Disabled Student and Family3
EDUG 778Nature and Needs of the Exceptional Individual3
EDUG 853Counseling the College Applicant3
EDUG 864Counseling the College Student3
EDUG 780Psychopathology3
EDUG 891Foundations in Evaluation, Assessment, and Diagnosis3
EDUG 894Internship Mental Health Counseling II3

Professional Diploma in Mental Health Counseling (Leads to License Qualifying Status)

The professional diploma in mental health counseling program is a 18 - 30 credit post master's degree program that prepares students who already have a Master's degree in Counseling to work in mental health settings such as: mental health centers, hospitals, and residential treatment centers. The Professional Diploma  in Mental Health Counseling is a rigorous program designed to meet the requirements for an independent mental health care license in New York and other states. The primary objective of this program is to train practitioners in assessment and intervention in the mental health care settings. Together with a post degree experience requirement (3000 hours internship) and successful completion of a licensure exam, graduates will be able to provide direct clinical and counseling services to patients in a wide range of medical, research, mental health and independent practice settings.

“Students who have obtained the M.A. Degree in Counseling from Manhattan College within the last five year and who plan to apply to the P.D. program in Mental Health Counseling, may submit a 1 page simplified application form for approval to their M.A. advisor who will then send it to the Director of the Counseling Programs for approval. That form is available through the faculty advisors for the program. The form will then be sent directly to Admissions.” 

Admission

Applicants for admission into the professional diploma program in Mental Health Counseling must have earned a master's degree in counseling or counseling psychology. Consideration will be given for applicable experiences. Students who possess a master's degree but do not have relevant background may be required to take a prerequisite course for admission. A Narrative Statement of Interest in the Mental Health Counseling program is required. Two letters of reference are also required. An interview with the Director is recommended prior to admission.

Program Planning

The Mental Health Program consists of 18 - 30 credits depending on the appropriateness of the courses already taken on the master's level. Since the professional diploma  and the master's degree in mental health programs are registered in New York State, guidelines in determining which courses and how many must be taken in the professional diploma will follow that model.  These programs require a major paper (if not taken on the master's degree level) and a practicum/internship. Periodic consultation with an advisor is required to assure proper sequence and progress in developing competencies as a counselor. The programs prepare students for counseling in schools and in other agencies.

Please see the course listing under the M.S. degree in Mental Health Counseling for the courses that are required. Students in the Professional Diploma program must review with an advisor which master's level courses they have already taken that fulfill the requirements for the M.S. degree and which courses they need to take.

 New York State Licensure

Mental Health. Manhattan College's professional diploma in mental health counseling program meets the State of New York requirements and graduates are license eligible with 3,000 post degree supervised hours and the passage of a state exam. Also, graduates may take the National Counselor Examination (NCE) to receive the national board certification: Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).

Bilingual Extension and Professional Diploma in Pupil Personnel Services (PPS)

The bilingual extension may be taken as part of the M.A. program. It is 15 credits and students may take 2 of the 5 courses as their electives. With the Extension, students will need 42 credits to complete their degree.

The professional diploma program consists of 15 credits of coursework to prepare counselors, social workers or psychologists to specifically work with bilingual/multicultural students.

Students in both programs must independently pass the Bilingual Education Assessment examination in order to complete the requirements for their certificate.

Both programs are registered with the State of New York.

Required Courses

EDUG 802Foundations, Theory and Practice of Bilingual General and Special Education3
EDUG 810Bilingual and Multicultural Assessment of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students3
EDUG 816Approaches to Counseling Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Student3
EDUG 817Cross Cultural Counseling3
EDUG 818Internship: Bilingual Counseling3
Total Credits15

Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Trainee Certificate (CASAC-T)

The Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Trainee Certificate (CASAC-T) program prepares counseling professionals for work in the field of substance abuse. It is also appropriate for those human service professionals who want to enhance their skills as mental health counselors, college counselors, or school counselors. Upon completion of this program, students can apply for the CASAC- T certificate, which is approved by the New York Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

The program is available to students who already hold an appropriate master's degree or who are currently enrolled in one of the College’s graduate counseling programs. Students must complete a set number of courses, many of which are already part of the M.A. in School Counseling, and most of which are part of the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.

  • Mental Health Counseling: Students in this program can complete the CASAC-T program by taking only 2 additional courses beyond their degree requirements.
  • School Counseling: The number of additional courses required depends on the electives students choose.

Required Courses



EDUG 708Physical and Psychopharmacological Aspects of Alcohol and Substance Abuse3
EDUG 709Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Family Issues and Treatment Approaches3
EDUG 722Techniques in Counseling the Individual3
EDUG 723Life Span Development: Child, Adolescent, and Adult3
EDUG 721Introduction to Counseling Practices and Theories3
EDUG 859Approaches to Multicultural Counseling:Theory and Practice3
EDUG 725Practicum in Groups3
EDUG 706Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Evaluation, Treatment Planning and Case Management3
EDUG 891Foundations in Evaluation, Assessment, and Diagnosis3
EDUG 867Professional Orientation to Counseling:Standards, Law, Ethics, and Evaluation3
Total Credits30

Advanced Certificate in College Advising

This program consists of 12 credits of coursework specifically designed to prepare college advisors to gain additional expertise in working with students who aspire to go to and be successful in college. The courses were designed with funding from a grant and represent the best research and practice ideas.

Required Courses


EDUG 729Professional Writing0-3
EDUG 718Technology, the School Counselor and College Advisor3
EDUG 853Counseling the College Applicant3
Other course chosen based on focus of advisor3
Total Credits9-12


 

 

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