Master of Education in Counseling and Personnel Services

Major: CPS_MEDCPL
Degree Awarded: MED
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/departments/ecpy/

Program Information

Master's degree applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and obtain a minimum combined score of 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections, if taken prior to August 2011, except for the Counseling Psychology concentration, which requires a minimum combined score of 900.

If the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is taken August 2011 or thereafter, the following scores are preferred:

For the Art Therapy, Clinical Mental Health, Counseling Psychology, and School Counseling concentrations, a score in the 40th percentile on the Verbal section and the 25th percentile on the Quantitative section

For the College Student Personnel concentration, a score in the 35th percentile on the Verbal section and 20th percentile on the Quantitative section

With regard to grade point average (GPA) requirements, applicants must have earned a minimum 2.75 GPA in an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, except for the Counseling Psychology concentration, which requires a 3.0 GPA.

If the applicant meets one of the above standards and does not meet the other, he or she may be considered for admission in a conditional status.

Additionally, all applicants should submit(2) letters of recommendation and a statement of professional goals not to exceed 750 words. Deadlines for completed applications are March 1st for the summer and fall semesters andOctober 1st for the spring semester. (Extended deadline of June 15 for fall if spaces are available after the March 1 deadline).

Curriculum

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Initial Assessment: Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
General Requirement: Undergraduate prerequisite: Course in abnormal psychology 1
Core Professional Area (total 30 hours)
ELFH 600Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics 23
ECPY 540Evaluation & Measurement3
ECPY 605Human Development
3
ECPY 619Empirical and Theoretical Foundations of Counseling & Psychotherapy3
ECPY 629Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy3
ECPY 650Group Process & Practice3
ECPY 663Multicultural & Diversity Issues3
ECPY 670Career Counseling      
3
ECPY 730Social, Legal & Ethical Issues
3
Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to ECPY 672 Practicum: Must complete ECPY 629 with at least a grade of  "B".
ECPY 672Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 3
3
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration (total 24 hours)
ECPY 621Differential Diagnosis & Treatment in Counseling
3
ECPY 626Consultation
3
ECPY 640Assessment Methods for Counselors
3
ECPY 682Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling3 (Two internships are required for CACREP accreditation)3
ECPY 682Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling33
ECPY 601Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
3
ECPY 639Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse3
ELFH 601Applied Statistics
3
Professional Electives from the 9 areas designated in Curriculum Guidelines for CACREP and LPCC (total 6 hours) 4
6
Minimum total hours:60
Degree Assessment: All program coursework with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
1.Students admitted to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program who have not completed a course in abnormal psychology are required to take PSYC 385: Abnormal Psychology as a prerequisite to the program. Students who have successfully completed a graduate-level course in abnormal psychology at another institution can transfer it into the program as an elective course.
2.ELFH 600 must be taken within the first 9 hours.
3.At least 700 hours of field placement must be completed during the practicum and 2 internships including at least 280 direct service hours. CACREP requires that 600 hours be completed during the internships.

CACREP and Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors Curriculum Guidelines:

1.The helping relationship, including counseling theory and practice

2.Human growth and development

3.Lifestyle and career development

4.Group dynamics, process, counseling, and consulting

5.Assessment, appraisal, and testing of individuals

6.Social and cultural foundations, including multicultural issues

7.Principles of etiology, diagnosis, treatment planning, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior

8.Research and evaluation

9.Professional orientation and ethics.

School Counseling (P-12)

Initial Assessment:Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and School Counseling Program
General Requirement: Undergraduate prerequisites as required by concentration
Core Professional Area (total 30 hours)
ECPY 540      Evaluation and Measurement in Education  
3
ECPY 619      Empirical and Theoretical Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy3
ECPY 605      Human Development3
ECPY 630      Theories and Techniques of School Counseling3
ECPY 650      Group Process and Practice3
ECPY 663      Multicultural and Diversity Issues3
ECPY 670      Career Development and Counseling3
ECPY 730      Social, Legal, & Ethical Issues in Counseling3
ELFH 600       Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3
Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Practicum in School Counseling: Students must earn at least a grade of "B" in ECPY 630 & satisfactory completion of midpoint portfolio to be completed in ECPY 624
ECPY 674      Practicum in School Counseling
3
School Counseling Concentration (total 21 hours)
ECPY 611      Learning Systems: Theory and Practice3
ECPY 624      Foundations of School Counseling
ECPY 626      Consultation3
ECPY 639      Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse3
ECPY 640      Assessment Methods for Counselors3
ECPY 684      Internship in School Counseling (Two internships are required for CACREP accreditation)
3
ECPY 684      Internship in School Counseling
3
MINIMUM TOTAL HOURS51

Notes: ECPY 674 Practicum in School Counseling must be applied for by March 1 for Fall term and October 1 for Spring term.

1.Students must earn at least a B in ECPY 630 to be eligible to enroll in ECPY 674 School Counseling Practicum.

2.For school counseling certification, a grade of “B” or better is required in ECPY 674.

3.Transfer of credit is dependent upon receipt of transcript and advisor’s approval.

4.Upon admission, students have six years to complete the program.

5.All students must have liability insurance prior to taking practicum.

6.At any point after admission, the faculty reserve the right to review a student’s fitness on the basis of personal characteristics, for continuing in the counseling or student personnel program. Such a review shall be initiated upon written recommendation of two faculty members and shall consist of a review of the student’s academic result in a recommendation to the Dean for (1) continuation of the student in the program, (2) continuation for a specified provisional period with specific conditions for continuation thereafter, or (3) dismissal from the program.

7.The program requires the acceptable completion of a program portfolio.

8.The program is not official unless signed by both advisor and student.

College Student Personnel

Initial Assessment:Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies & College Student Personnel Program
Core Professional Area (total 30 hours)
ELFH  600Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3
ECPY 660Introduction to Student Personnel Works3
ECPY 661Theories of College Student Development3
ECPY 623 Helping Skills for Student Affairs Professionals3
ECPY 662Student Affairs Programs,Policies, and Practices3
ECPY 663Multicultural and Diversity Issues 3
ECPY 664College Student Sub-Cultures3
ECPY 670Career Counseling 3
ECPY 761Program development & Evaluation in Student Affairs3
Mid-Point Assessment:Prior to Internship in College Student Personnel Services: Must complete ECPY 660
ECPY 681Internship in College Student Personnel Services3
College Student Personnel Concentration (total 9 hours)
ECPY 681Internship in College Student Personnel Services3
ELFH 682The Organization and Administration of Higher Education Institutions3
ECPY 695Capstone Seminar in College Personnel Work3
Professional Elective (3 hours)
3
Minimum total hours:42
Degree Assessment:All program coursework with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Counseling Psychology

Initial Assessment:Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies & Counseling Psychology Program
General Requirement: Undergraduate prerequisite: Degree in psychology or completion of 4 leveling courses.  1
Core Professional Area (total 30 hours)
ECPY 540Evaluation & Measurement
3
ECPY 605Human Development
3
ECPY 619Empirical and Theoretical Foundations of Counseling & Psychotherapy3
ECPY 629Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy3
ECPY 650Group Process & Practice3
ECPY 663Multicultural & Diversity Issues3
ECPY 670Career Counseling3
ECPY 730Social, Legal & Ethical Issues3
ELFH 600Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics 23

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to ECPY 673 Practicum: Must complete ECPY 629 with at least a gade of "B".

ECPY 673Practicum in Counseling Psychology 3
3
Counseling Psychology Concentration (total 24 hours)
ECPY 611Learning Systems3
ECPY 621Differential Diagnosis & Treatment in Counseling3
ECPY 648Psychological Assessment I
3
ECPY 649Psychological Assessment II3
ECPY 673Practicum in Counseling Psychology 33
ECPY 683Internship in Counseling Psychology 33
ECPY 775Biological Bases of Behavior
3
ELFH 601Applied Statistics  
3
Professional Electives (6 hours)
6
Minimum total hours:
60
Degree Assessment: All program coursework with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
1.Students admitted to the Counseling Psychology Program who have not completed an undergraduate degree in psychology must complete four leveling courses in the areas of developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, social psychology, and statistics/research design for the social sciences.
2.ELFH 600 must be taken within the first 9 hours.
3.At least 900 hours of field placement must be completed during the two practicums and internship. No less than 10 and no more than 20 hours per week are required during the two practicums. Counseling psychology students take one practicum in counseling, and one practicum in psychological assessment.

Art Therapy

Initial Assessment: Admission to School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies & Art Therapy Program
General Requirement: Undergraduate prerequisite includes 18 credit hours in studio art and 15 credit hours in psychology. 1
Core Professional Area (total 30 hours)
ECPY 540Evaluation & Measurement in Education
3
ECPY 605Human Development
3
ECPY 619Empirical and Theoretical Foundations of Counseling & Psychotherapy3
ECPY 629Theories and Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy3
ECPY 650Group Process & Practice3
ECPY 663Multicultural & Diversity Issues (section taught by an ATR)3
ECPY 670Career Counseling3
ECPY 730Social, Legal & Ethical Issues (section taught by an ATR)3
ELFH 600Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3
Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to ECPY 676 Practicum: Must complete ECPY 643 with at least a grade of "B".
ECPY 676Practicum in Art Therapy - Counseling 2
3
Art TherapyConcentration (total 24 hours)
ECPY 621Differential Diagnosis & Treatment in Counseling3
ECPY 632Clinical Art Therapy I: Theories3
ECPY 633Clinical Art Therapy II: Assessment and Practice3
ECPY 638Group Art Therapy Techniques3
ECPY 639Research in Art Therapies3
ECPY 641Applied Methods in Art Therapies3
ECPY 643Field Studies in Art Therapy3
ECPY 676Practicum in Art Therapy - Counseling 23
Minimum total hours 60
Professional Elective from the educational areas designated in Curriculum Guidelines for LPCC and ATR (6 hours) 3
Art Therapy elective include, but are not limited to, the following: ECPY 653 Medical/Grief Counseling in Art Therapy, ECPY 655 Art for Children with Special Needs, and ECPY 694 Chemical and Substance Abuse in Art Therapy.
Degree Assessment: All program coursework with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
1.Students admitted to the Art Therapy Program who have not completed prerequisites of 15 hours in Psychology and 18 credit hours in Studio Art must do so within the first year of study.

2.At least 700 hours of field placement must be completed during field studies and two practicums. Ten hours per week are required during field studies. No less than 20 hours per week are required during the two practicums.

American Art Therapy Associate (AATA) Educational Standards

1.History and theory of art therapy

2.Techniques of practice in art therapy

3.Applications of art therapy with people in different treatment settings

4.Group work

5.Art therapy assessment

6.Ethical and legal issues of art therapy practice

7.Standards of practice in art therapy

8.Cultural and social diversity

Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors Curriculum Guidelines: 3

1. The helping relationship, including counseling theory and practice

2.   Human growth and development

3. Lifestyle and career development

4.   Group dynamics, process, counseling, and consulting

5.   Assessment, appraisal, and testing of individuals

6.   Social and cultural foundations, including multicultural issues

7.   Principles of etiology, diagnosis, treatment planning, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders and dysfunctional behavior

8.   Research and evaluation

9.   Professional orientation and ethics.

Faculty

Jill Adelson

Assistant Professor

Richard Balkin
Professor

Assistant Department Chair

Eileen Estes

Assistant Professor

Eugene Foster
Instructor

Director of Shawnee Center

Patrick Hardesty

Associate Professor

Amy Hirschy

Assistant Professor

Lisa Hooper
Professor

Program Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Kathryn Hopkins

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark Leach
Professor

Interim Department Chair

Marybeth Orton

Adjunct Faculty

Patrick Possel

Professor

Katie Snyder

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Valentine
Professor

Program Coordinator of Educational Psychology,Measurement, and Evaluation (EPME)

Ahmad Washington

Assistant Professor

Hongryun Woo

Assistant Professor