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Graduate and Continuing Studies

MACC Courses

Descriptions

MCC 500: Helping Relationships

A foundational framework for clinical counseling that covers initial assessment, interviewing, treatment planning, counselor awareness and reflection and listening and attending skills required to develop and maintain an effective professional counseling environment. (3 credits)

MCC  510: Professional Orientation: Ethics & Counseling

This course examines orientation, history, roles, organizational structures,  and ethical issues in the field of professional clinical counseling. Using both the ACA Code of Ethics and PA jurisprudence, professional development, standards and credentialing will also be covered (3) 

MCC 520: Career & Lifestyle Counseling

Overview and orientation to theories and practices related to understanding career and vocational life factors and development over the lifespan. (3) 

MCC 530: Human Growth and Development

An orientation to the major classical and contemporary theoretical approaches to Life Span development, as well as how these theories understand the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental stages.  (3)  

MCC 540: Clinical Appraisal

This course provides an understanding of individual and group approaches to clinical assessment and evaluation of psychopathology,  and differential diagnosis in the practice of professional clinical counseling. Application of evidence-based assessment and diagnostic processes are taught through case studies and case conceptualizations. (3) 

MCC 550: Counseling Theory

An overview and orientation to the major classical and contemporary clinical theoretical approaches to individual clinical counseling (3) 

MCC 560: Social & Cultural Foundations

Students explore various theories that impact ethnic and non-ethnic minority groups, research, and interventions to ethically engage multicultural, social, and political factors in the practice of clinical counseling, including issues related to sexuality, sizeism, ableism and spirituality. (3)  

MCC 570: Group Theory & Practice

The theory and practice of group clinical counseling with a focus on understanding group development, dynamics, methods and skills as applied through group approach and group process observation as an ethical and multicultural group leader.  (3) 

MCC 580: Research Design & Methodology

This course provides an understanding of the types of research methods, fundamental research designs and basic analytical methods used in the behavioral sciences. Students learn how to select appropriate research designs and employ valid procedures in collecting data. Goals of the course are to understand basic concepts and methods of analysis  and ethical and legal considerations in research (3).

Clinical Sequence

MCC 600: Clinical Practicum

This course is the first in the clinical instruction sequence and requires a clinical placement with a case load totaling 100 clinical hours in one semester, 40 of which need to be direct client contact. Along with the clinical work that includes weekly on-site supervision, the student meets with a faculty-led seminar class to process clinical work and refine other necessary skills, such as note keeping. assessment. and treatment planning. Audio and/or video recording of clinical work is a requirement. (3) 

MCC 601: Clinical Internship 1

This course is the second in the clinical sequence, begins after the supervised practicum experience and requires a clinical placement with a case load totaling 300 clinical hours in one semester, 120 of which need to be direct client contact. Along with the clinical work that includes weekly on-site supervision, the student meets with a faculty-led seminar class to process clinical work and refine other necessary skills, such as assessment and treatment planning. Particular attention will also be paid to the evidence-based theoretical interventions in clinical practice. Audio and/or video recording of clinical work is a requirement (3) 

602 MUC: Clinical Internship 2

This course is the third in the clinical sequence and requires a clinical placement with a case load totaling 300 clinical hours in one semester, 120 of which need to be direct client contact. Along with the clinical work that includes weekly on-site supervision, the student meets with a faculty-led seminar class to process clinical work and refine other necessary skills, such as entry into the profession, state licensure process, continuing education, and self-management, Audio and/or video recording of clinical work is a requirement. (3)