Program of Study

Program of Study

Core Program of Study

Students usually take 12-15 credit hours per semester.

Semester I - Fall

GPS 700 Culture and Language Seminar (1)
COU 710 Orientation to the Profession of Mental Health Counseling (3)
COU 717 Lifespan Development (3)
COU 721 Foundations in Helping Skills I (4)
COU 730 Social & Cultural Diversity and Multicultural Counseling (4)
COU 732 Theories and Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)

Semester II - Spring

COU 708 Counseling for Wellness (3)
COU 709 Counseling Deaf People (3)
COU 714 Adult Psychopathology (3)
COU 716 Psychopharmacology for Counselors (1)
COU 720 Introduction to Research for Counselors (3)
COU 731 SIMSOC: Simulated Society (1)
COU 768 Techniques and Skills in Psychotherapy (3)

Summer Session

COU 728 The Cycle of Substance Abuse (3)
COU 736 Organization and Administration of Human Services (3)
COU 742 Practicum in Mental Health Counseling (4)*

Semester III - Fall

COU 715 Family Therapy (3)
COU 734 Lifestyles and Career Development (3)
COU 748 Principles of Assessment in Counseling (3)
COU 753 Group Psychotherapy (4)
COU 792 Internship I in Mental Health Counseling (4)

Semester IV - Spring

COU 794  Internship II in Mental Health Counseling (12)*

Elective: COU 793 Extended Internship in Mental Health Counseling (4)

*Each student will be required to take a Gallaudet University American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (GU-ASLPI) and attain a rating of 2 prior to beginning COU 742: Practicum in Mental Health Counseling and a 2+  prior to beginning COU 794: Internship III in Mental Health Counseling .

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