The Ph.D. Program in Clinical Counseling is dedicated to the preparation of counselors who facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations that are culturally relevant and psychologically appropriate across the lifespan. Our students are taught to use strategies of prevention, intervention, and remediation to assist others in developing effective coping skills and responses to their environments.

THIS PROGRAM IS OFFERED IN:
  • Portuguese 
OBJECTIVES
The students will be able to:
  1. Consult, advice, or deliberate with patients.
  2. Help patients understand their problems, including problems at home, workplace or community.
  3. Help identify the strengths and resources of the patient that they can use to manage their unique problems.
  4. Help people solve problems in a variety of settings, quickly adapting scenarios that may arise when bringing people together.
  5. Possess an innate ability to make people feel comfortable and create an intuitive environment to open up and solve problems.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Enrollment Agreement filled and signed.
  • Diplomas of previous studies.
  • Official Transcripts of previous studies.
  • Copy of official identification.
  • Debit Authorization (if desired).
  • A passport type photo.
  • Pastoral Ordination if it were the case.
  • Master degree in Clinical Counseling or in a related area of study.

Total Credits: 90 (1350 hours)

CLINICAL COUNSELING COURSES
Total credits: 90
CC7434   Abortion Counseling 3
CC7517   Counseling for Families of Children with Disabilities & Disorders 3
CC7524   Federal and State Law and Counseling/Social Work - Part II 3
CC7534   Counseling for Sexual Disorders 3
CC7569   Marriage Therapy 3
CC7580   Behavioral Research 3
CC7614   Counseling for Juvenile Delinquency 3
CC8574   Theological Dimensions of Christian Counseling 3
CC8615   Teen Suicide 3
CC7565   Modern Psychotherapies 3
CC7589   Counseling the Sexually Abused 3
CH8043   Spiritual Intelligence 3
PS8307   Disorders: Stress, Phobias, Neurosis, Anxiety, Suicide, Alzheimer’s Disease 3
PS8310   Developmental Psychology 3
PS8446   Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 3
SW8208   Social Planning 3
CH7037   Assessment for Excellence 3
IN7601   Scientific Investigation: Theory 3
IN7602   Scientific Investigation: Project 3
IN7606   Practicum 9
IN8603   Dissertation: Research 6
IN8604   Dissertation: Writing 3
IN8605   Dissertation: Defense 6
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3



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