DelVal offers a general master of arts degree in counseling psychology with two specializations. In an effort to meet community needs and train mental health professionals to effectively treat the full spectrum of adjustment and psychological concerns, students could choose to specialize in one of two sub-tracks: child and adolescent counseling or social justice community counseling.

Child and Adolescent Counseling
The focus is on human development, assessment and intervention. Practitioners work with children and families across the lifespan.

Social Justice Community Counseling
The focus is on facilitating systemic change via social justice initiatives, client advocacy, emphasis on traditionally marginalized groups, working with cultural and sexual diversity, and competent multicultural counseling when working with adults and families.

Students in the master's program also select to follow either a curriculum designed to apply for licensure as a licensed professional counselor (60 credits) or a curriculum designed for those not seeking licensure (48 credits). All students will complete 48 credits of coursework in counseling psychology including 12 credits (four classes) in their chosen track.

Courses

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Social Justice Community Counseling Specialization

Core Courses (39 credits)
Core Courses Credits
Career Counseling

3

Advanced Life Span Development

3

Research Methods in Counseling

3

Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling

3

Concepts of Psychopathology and Wellness

3

Advanced Theories of Counseling and Intervention

3

Group Counseling

3

Advanced Counseling Techniques

3

Advanced Multicultural Counseling

3

Advanced Psychological Assessment

3

Practicum

3

Internship with Seminar I

3

Internship with Seminar II

3

Total Core

39

Social Justice Elective Courses
Electives (Choose 3)

Credits

Psychology of Gender

3

Advanced Couples and Family Counseling

3

Sexualities

3

Advocacy and Social Justice Counseling (*required)

3

Independent Research

3

Total Elective

9

General Electives
Electives (Choose 4; 12 Credits)

Credits

Child and Adolescent Counseling

3

Advanced Childhood Psychopathology and Wellness

3

Child and Adolescent Research

3

Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Therapy

3

Psychology of Gender

3

Advanced Couples and Family Counseling

3

Sexualities

3

Advocacy and Social Justice Counseling

3

Independent Research

3

Foundations of Addictions

3

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

Total General Elective

12

Child and Adolescent Counseling Specialization

Core Courses (39 credits)
Core Courses Credits
Career Counseling

3

Advanced Life Span Development

3

Research Methods in Counseling

3

Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling

3

Concepts of Psychopathology and Wellness

3

Advanced Theories of Counseling and Intervention

3

Group Counseling

3

Advanced Counseling Techniques

3

Advanced Multicultural Counseling

3

Advanced Psychological Assessment

3

Practicum

3

Internship with Seminar I

3

Internship with Seminar II

3

Total Core

39

Children and Adolescent Elective Courses
Electives (Choose 3) Credits
Child and Adolescent Counseling

3

Advanced Childhood Psychopathology and Wellness

3

Child and Adolescent Research

3

Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Therapy

3

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

Independent Research

3

Total Elective

9

General Electives
Electives (Choose 4; 12 Credits)

Credits

Child and Adolescent Counseling

3

Advanced Childhood Psychopathology and Wellness

3

Child and Adolescent Research

3

Special Topics in Child and Adolescent Therapy

3

Psychology of Gender

3

Advanced Couples and Family Counseling

3

Sexualities

3

Advocacy and Social Justice Counseling

3

Independent Research

3

Foundations of Addictions

3

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

3

Total General Elective

12