Loyola University Maryland

Psychology

Graduate Psychology Curriculum

The M.S. in Clinical Professional Counseling is 60 credits, completed full time, and spans two years and four months. The curriculum is designed to map onto license eligibility for the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor license in Maryland, and many other states. The curriculum sequence is outlined below. Course days and times are determined each semester based on University and faculty scheduling, and may be held in the evenings.

Year 1

First Fall Semester (12 Credits)

PY 600 Assessment & Appraisal

PY 615 Advanced Psychopathology

PY 620 Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy

PY 715 Human Biopsychology

First Spring Semester (12 Credits)

PY 603 Introduction to Cognitive Assessment

PY 621 Principles & Practices of Psychotherapy

PY 710 Diversity Issues in Psychology

PY 664 Lifespan Development

Year 2

Summer (6 Credits)

PY 602 Personality Assessment

PY 618 Group Therapy

Second Fall Semester (9 Credits)

PY 746 Research Methods in Psychology I

PY 622 Advanced Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy #1

PY 705 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling & Psychology

Second Spring Semester (9 Credits)

PY 639 Alcohol & Drug Dependence

PY 657 Lifestyle & Career Development

PY 712 Business Issues in Professional Practice

PY 770 Practicum

Year 3

Summer (6 credits)

PY 624 Marriage & Family Therapy

PY 771 Off-Campus Externship I/PY 728 On-Campus Supervision (300 hours) – 3 credits

Third Fall Semester (6 credits)

PY 622 Advanced Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy #2

PY 771 Off-Campus Externship I/PY 728 On-Campus Supervision (300 hours) – 3 credits

Total: 60 Credits; 2 Years & 4 Months

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Rachel Grover
Faculty

Rachel Grover, Ph.D.

Rachel Grover, Ph.D., has taught psychology at Loyola for over a decade, including courses in her favorite topic: heterosocial competence

Psychology