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LPC COURSEWORK DESCRIPTIONS
Each coursework area requires 2 semester or 3 quarter credits

 

GRADUATE DEGREES FROM UNACCREDITED UNIVERSITIES WILL NOT MEET EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE.

Counseling Theory
Studies of basic theories, principles and techniques of counseling and their application to professional counseling clinical settings.


Human Growth & Lifespan Development
Studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels, from birth to old age.


Social & Cultural Foundations
Studies that provide an understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues and trends in a diverse society. Includes such factors as culture, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental and physical characteristics, family values, education, religious and spiritual values, socio-economics status, etc.

Helping Relationship
Studies that provide an understanding of counseling and consultant characteristics that influence the helping process (age, gender, ethnic factors, etc.); essential interview and counseling skills to develop a therapeutic relationship, set goals, maintain boundaries, evaluate client outcome, and terminate.

Group Dynamics
Studies of theoretical and experiential understandings of group purpose, development, dynamics, counseling theories and methods.

Lifestyle & Career Development
Studies of the career counseling process, techniques and resources as well as career development.

Diagnosis & Appraisal of Individuals
Studies that provide an understanding of individual & group approaches to diagnosis using DSM, assessment and evaluation (standardized and non-standardized testing, performance assessment, individual and group test and inventory methods). Diagnosis training is mandatory.


Research & Evaluation
Studies that provide an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment and program evaluation.

Professional Orientation
Studies of the following aspects of professional functioning: history and philosophy of the counseling profession; professional roles and relationships with other human service providers, credentialing, advocacy processes, ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling.

Clinical/Applied Experience
Practicum/internship. Direct client contact hours, supervision, staff meetings, community relations, record keeping, supervised in-house practica and off-campus site placement.

Supporting Coursework - Specialty Areas
Supporting coursework. 16 semester or 24 quarter credits.